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4 hrs ago | KTXL-TV Sacramento

Geologists Locate Epicenter of Napa Earthquake

It has been four days since a 6.0 earthquake rattled Napa County, but dozens of aftershocks are still being felt by people there.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Science, Napa County, CA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

Quake rattles southern Greece, capital city

An earthquake has rattled southern Greece and was widely felt in the capital, Athens.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Tsunami, Science, Austin, TX

Oil industry donating to Rauner's campaign

Oil producers, drilling companies and geologists frustrated with the slow process of implementing rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling are putting their money behind Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner.


Related Topix: Science, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois

The York Daily Record

Feds to resume leasing for fracking in California

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling techniques, the agency said Thursday.


Related Topix: Science


South Napa Earthquake Cracks Open New Fears of 'The Big One'

The South Napa earthquake that struck northern California on Sunday has cracked open new fears among state residents that "the big one" is imminent.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science

5 things to know about earthquake faults

The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Science

Scientific American

"Wandering Stones" of Death Valley Explained

Ending a half-century of geological speculation, scientists have finally seen the process that causes rocks to move atop Racetrack Playa, a desert lake bed in the mountains above Death Valley, California.


Related Topix: Death Valley, CA, Oceanography, Science, La-Jolla, CA, Santa Barbara, CA

Science Daily

Yellowstone supereruption would send ash across North America

In the unlikely event of a volcanic supereruption at Yellowstone National Park, the northern Rocky Mountains would be blanketed in meters of ash, and millimeters would be deposited as far away as New York City, Los Angeles and Miami, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, US National Parks, Yellowstone National Park, Science, us Travel, Travel

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Science Daily

Southwest U. S. may face 'megadrought' this century

Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a "megadrought" - one that lasts over 30 years - ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Global Warming, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, University of Arizona, Texas

The Age

Quakes jolt Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, spread to second volcano

Stockholm: Two earthquakes measuring more than magnitude 5 hit Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano overnight and another quake shook a nearby volcano, with overall seismic activity staying high, the country's Meteorological Office said on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Science

Business Journal

Seismologist: New rules allow oil, gas regulators to react quickly to earthquakes

Texas seismologist Crag Pearson explained in greater detail Monday how the Railroad Commission would enforce new rules on wastewater injection wells if they pass later this year.


Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science


California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding

A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being lined up.


Related Topix: California, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, World News, Japan,

Worcester News

Never mind Dr Who, meet Harriet Baldwin time traveller

WEST WORCESTERSHIRE MP Harriett Baldwin stepped into a virtual time travel machine to take a trip back millions of years for a demo of an innovative geology mobile phone application.


Related Topix: Science, Worcestershire County, England, United Kingdom

Tue Aug 26, 2014


California quake warning system not in Washington

A lab in California heard an alert seconds before the Napa earthquake reached it.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, University of Washington

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Napa earthquake: Aftershocks rattle North Bay, damage Highway 29

Four aftershocks rattled the North Bay early Tuesday morning, including a 3.9 shaker that further damaged Highway 29, while crews continued to repair water mains and inspect buildings for damage.


Related Topix: Napa, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science, American Canyon, CA

NBC Philadelphia

More Quakes, Aftershocks Rock Napa

Five small quakes and aftershocks rumbled through wine country early Tuesday, days after the biggest earthquake in 25 years hit the Bay Area.


Related Topix: Napa, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Vallejo, CA, Science, American Canyon, CA

Vallejo Times-Herald

Napa earthquake: Four aftershocks early Tuesday, strongest at 3.9

Four aftershocks rattled the Napa and American Canyon area early Tuesday morning, one of them the strongest since Sunday's 6.0 earthquake.


Related Topix: Napa, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, American Canyon, CA, Science

KTUC-AM Tucson

Earthquake Clean-Up Continues in Northern California

Many Northern Californians spent Monday cleaning up, 24 hours after the Napa Valley region suffered it strongest earthquake in 25 years.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California, California Government, Science

DNA India

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano struck by biggest earthquake yet...

A warning sign blocks the road to Bardarbunga volcano, some 20 kilometres away, in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Science

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Deseret News

Utaha s Great Gallery rock art younger than previously thought

"The most accepted hypotheses pointed to the age of these paintings as 2,000 to 4,000 years old, or perhaps even 7,000 to 8,000 years old," said Joel Pederson, professor of geology at Utah State University.


Related Topix: Utah State University