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21 min ago | WSOCTV

3.5 magnitude earthquake shakes portion of Washington

Dispatchers said there are no reports of damage so far but a lot of people in Bremerton reported feeling the quake on the U.S. Geological Survey website.

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

4 hrs ago | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Minor Earthquake Happened Friday South Of TownOf Louisa

The U.S. Geological Survey says a minor earthquake happened Friday afternoon south of the Town of Louisa.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Science

Sun Jul 27, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

Small Earthquake Rumbles In Payne County

The 3.2 magnitude quake struck around 5:20 p.m. The epicenter of the earthquake was located seven miles west, northwest of Yale, or about 59 miles northeast of the Oklahoma City metro, at a depth of less than two miles.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Payne County, OK, Yale, OK, Oklahoma City, OK, Science

Witney Gazette

County fracking licences are up for grabs

COMPANIES in Oxfordshire will be able to apply for licences from today to explore shale gas in the county.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy, Science, Oxfordshire County, England, Buckinghamshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

SPACE.com

Microbe's Innovation May Have Started Largest Extinction Event on Earth

The environment can produce sudden shocks to the life of our planet through impacting space rocks, erupting volcanoes and other events.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Science

Mountain Xpress

What can you do to tackle local water issues?

What is in Asheville's water? Are we going to lose control of it? And how can we plan for drought? Asheville water experts will answer those questions and more during a forum at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce building , Thursday, July 31, from 6-9 p.m. Representatives from local agencies and organizations will address coal ash and CTS pollution, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science

KurzweilAI.net

Curiosity's images show Earth-like soils on Mars, suggest microbial life

Soil deep in a crater dating to some 3.7 billion years ago contains evidence that Mars was once much warmer and wetter, says University of Oregon geologist Gregory Retallack , based on recent images from Curiosity.

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The News Tribune

2013 REPORT: National parks pump millions into state economy

More than 7.3 million visitors to national parks in Washington spent $430.8 million in 2013.

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Related Topix: Washington, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, US National Parks

Sat Jul 26, 2014

News Observer

NC should resist push for offshore drilling

Even as the Obama administration presses for action to halt climate change, it has approved a new search for fossil fuels off the Eastern Seaboard.

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Related Topix: Offshore Drilling, Seaboard, NC, Science, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Free Republic

Why Is Wal-Mart Preparing For A Major Earthquake On The New Madrid Fault?

Buried in a Wall Street Journal article from about a week ago was a startling piece of information.

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

Mirror.co.uk

Earthquakes DOUBLE in UK prompting call for tighter fracking rules

Most UK quakes are not felt on the surface but earlier this month one measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale near Fort William shook Highlands homes Britain has had 149 quakes so far this year, compared with 154 for all 2013, says the British Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Highland County, Scotland, Science

CBS Local

US Plans Wide Seismic Testing Of Sea Floor

The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer.

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Federal Computer Week

USGS shakes up earthquake maps

Eastern and Midwestern states face greater earthquake damage potential that previously thought, according to new data added to the U.S. Geological Survey's seismic hazard maps.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US National Parks, Washington Monument

Sunherald.com

New online tool available to track shoreline shifts

The Coast's susceptibility to big storms is clearly no secret, but ever wonder what the shoreline looked like 100 years ago? Or about the rate at which sea level is changing? The U.S. Geological Survey released an interactive website last week that will allow Coastians to easily research coastal changes.

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Related Topix: Science, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Fri Jul 25, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Fracking defense: Fears of depleting water supply are unfounded

California is experiencing the worst drought in its history. So when state lawmakers recently killed a bill that would have banned the practice of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, environmentalists cried foul.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science, Opinion, Science / Technology

ABC News

Earthquakes Jolt 4 Different Areas of Alaska

Several earthquakes, including one with a magnitude of 5.9, occurred around the same location in the southeast part of the nation's largest state early Friday.

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NWCN.com

US plans wide seismic testing of Atlantic seabed

The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer.

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World News Report

Savant Confirms Drill Target on its Frazier Creek Copper Porphyry Property, Nevada

Detailed mapping of the intensely silicified and hydrothermally dolomitized limestone that extends over a 1.8 km x 0.8 km area confirmed the mineralization system to be near vertical and not disrupted by extensional faulting.

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Mashable

Puns Aside, Geology Really Does Rock

The most abundant mineral on Earth lies deep within the surface. You've heard of the lower mantle? This is the lowest mantle.

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Brandon Sun

Quakes shake southeast Alaska near Juneau; no reports of damage

The U. S. Geological Survey reports weak or light shaking was felt around Juneau, about 160 kilometres to the east.

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