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3 hrs ago | WDRB-TV Louisville

USGS increases earthquake risk along New Madrid Fault

A high-speed chase that started in Jeffersontown Tuesday morning ended in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant on Dixie Highway after police rammed the suspect's car.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Louisville, KY, Science

4 hrs ago |

Mapping waterworks beneath Canada-U.S. border may help avoid water woes

The water drops as rain and snow in the Sweetgrass Hills of Montana and then disappears beneath the prairie landscape, some of it flowing slowly north beneath the Canada-U.S. border.


Related Topix: Canada, Science

8 hrs ago | Ars Technica

A simple explanation for awe-inspiring sandstone arches

There's no need to ask what the appeal of Arches National Park is-it's in the name.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Arches National Park, Science

12 hrs ago | Astronomy

Project yields sharpest map of Mars surface properties

The map uses data from the Thermal Emission Imaging System , a nine-band visual and infrared camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter.


Related Topix: Arizona State University, Science, Science / Technology, Space

16 hrs ago | EParis Extra

PJC students Find Learning Opportunities Outside the Classroom

Searching for fossils in the North Sulphur River are PJC student Marc Mercier of Roxton and Forrest Lane of Honey Grove as PJC geology instructor Mike Barnett looks on.


Related Topix: Roxton, TX, Science, Honey Grove, TX

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Fort Morgan Times

COGCC requiring Weld County injection site change

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has required operators of a wastewater injection site in Weld County to make changes to their well and adjust their disposal activities after determining actions at the location are potentially related to low-level seismic activity nearby, a recent press release stated.


Related Topix: Colorado, Science


Preparing for the Next Major Earthquake

The U.S. Geological Survey just updated its map on earthquake risks across the country.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Science

Obama Opening Eastern Seaboard To Oil Exploration

The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.


Related Topix: Offshore Drilling


17:13 Geology Agency suggests announcement of competitions for 6 mines

The State Agency for Geology and Mineral Resources submitted the suggestion to the government on announcement of competition for the following 6 mines, Tazabek was told in the Agency.


Related Topix: Science, World News, Kyrgyzstan

WYMG-FM Springfield

Illinois Is at Risk for an Earthquake

Illinois is in earthquake country. That's what the National Seismic Hazard Project says, in its series of updated hazard maps.


Related Topix: Illinois, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science


Survey places more of state at quake risk

A much wider area of Arkansas is at risk for increased earthquake activity than originally believed, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey seismic hazards map that highlights where temblors are likely to occur over the next 50 years.


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

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Small earthquake Sunday hits San Ramon Valley

It was warm and muggy in the East Bay on Sunday afternoon, a feeling that some refer to as "earthquake weather."


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

The 'Big One' is coming: L.A. long overdue for mega-quake that...

A flurry of lesser earthquakes in Los Angeles in recent months has refocused attention on whether America's second city can withstand the "Big One."


Related Topix: Northridge (Los Angeles, CA), Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science

CBS Local

Magnitude 2.5 Earthquake Shakes Area Near Blackhawk

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 struck an area near the unincorporated community of Blackhawk in Contra Costa County Sunday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Contra Costa County, CA, Science

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits off Japan's northeast coast: USGS

TOKYO: A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's northeast coast early Monday morning, the US Geological Survey said.


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


Minor Earthquakes In Kansas

The U.S. Geological Survey says two minor earthquakes were recorded within hours of each other in Harper County in southern Kansas.


Related Topix: Science, Harper County, KS, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Washington Times

Uses for spill planning tool expands

A program originally brought to Alaska to support oil spill planning and response efforts in Cook Inlet has since expanded to most of the state with uses from coastal monitoring to art and education.


Related Topix: Alaska, Science

CBS Local

USGS Unveils Coastal Change Hazards Portal

A new online portal created by the U.S. Geological Survey offers a detailed look at the state of the nation's coastlines - allowing the public to see how much the shorelines have been and continue to be shaped.


Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, Northfield, NJ

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Nebraska has much to offer: history, geology and some kitsch

Best Western Plus Sidney Lodge:, 645 Cabela Dr., Sidney;


Related Topix: Nebraska, Sidney, NE, Science, Western, NE, Lewellen, NE, Scottsbluff, NE

The Daily Beast

The Best Map of Mars YetBy Matthew R. Francis

A new infrared map of Mars, created by the US Geological Survey and Arizona State University, reveals the red planet like never before.


Related Topix: Science, Arizona State University, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, What Cheer, IA