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  • This Yellowstone Geyser Spat Out a Pacifier From 1930s—And Lots of Other Trash

    10/09/2018 5:12:01 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 13 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | October 8, 2018 | Brigit Katz
    In late September, the typically docile Ear Spring geyser in Yellowstone National Park erupted with a forceful blast that shot up to 30 feet of water into the air. Amidst the debris that spewed out of the geyser during the eruption were not only rocks and dirt, but pieces of human-made trash—some of which dates back several decades. Park officials discovered items like a cement block, aluminum cans, cigarette butts, a rubber heel insert, an 8-inch-long drinking straw, almost 100 coins and a baby pacifier from the 1930s, as Brandon Specktor reports for LiveScience. “The water had just washed out...
  • The US Geological Survey Is Getting Serious About Space Resources and Mining

    09/06/2018 9:36:42 AM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies
    Space.com ^ | Sept 4, 2018 | Leonard David, Space.com's Space Insider Columnist
    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is starting to earnestly evaluate space resources for future mining.  Since its establishment in the 1870s, the USGS has focused pretty much solely on Earth. But now it's also investigating what benefits may or may not exist in tapping extraterrestrial water, minerals and metals. The agency seeks to portray accurately how humanity could exploit off-Earth assets — a no-nonsense approach that contrasts with the pie-in-the-sky estimates of trillions of dollars of profit proffered by some less scientifically minded space-mining advocates.Proven expertise This past June, several USGS experts took part in a Space Resources Roundtable held at...
  • The US Geological Survey Is Getting Serious About Space Resources and Mining

    09/04/2018 6:56:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    space.com ^ | September 4, 2018 07:00am ET | Leonard David
    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is starting to earnestly evaluate space resources for future mining. Since its establishment in the 1870s, the USGS has focused pretty much solely on Earth. But now it's also investigating what benefits may or may not exist in tapping extraterrestrial water, minerals and metals. The agency seeks to portray accurately how humanity could exploit off-Earth assets — a no-nonsense approach that contrasts with the pie-in-the-sky estimates of trillions of dollars of profit proffered by some less scientifically minded space-mining advocates. … ….Laszlo Kestay, a research geologist at the USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona....
  • Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes near La Verne (LA)

    08/28/2018 7:52:26 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug 28, 2018
    A shallow magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning two miles from La Verne, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake occurred at 7:33 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles.
  • 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake NW of Parachute

    08/24/2018 5:47:33 AM PDT · by dware · 60 replies
    WesternSlopeNow.com ^ | 08.23.2018 | Geoffrey Roth
    The United States Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude 4.3 earthquake occurred approximately 30 miles northwest of Parachute shortly after 4 a.m. Friday morning. The USGS is reporting the depth of the quake was about 3 miles. At this point, there are no reports of damage or injuries.
  • Magnitude 7.3 quake hits northern Venezuela coast: USGS

    08/21/2018 4:05:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 21, 2018
    A major earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck the northern coast of Venezuela on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and shook buildings as far away as the capital, Caracas, witnesses said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7 and then 7.0, was centered near the town of Carupano. The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center said the quake, which was fairly deep, could cause small tsunami waves along the coast near the epicenter, 23 miles (37 km) southwest of the town of Carupano.
  • USGS/Drudge: 5.6 Quake off Oregon-CA coast. At location of Future 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Quake.

    07/24/2018 7:57:45 PM PDT · by Robert A Cook PE · 110 replies
    Drudge Report, USGS, Oregon Live ^ | 24 July 2018 | RACookPE1978
    USGS reported 11 earthqaukes (the largest a magnitude 5.6) off the Oregon coastline today, right at the Oregon-CA border on the Juan de Fuca rise associated with the subduction zone of the Pacific plates and North American plates. This area, the Juan de Fuca fault subduction zone, has been quiet since 1700 - when a magnitude 9.0 quake occurred dropping land as much as 2 meters (9 feet) over the entire 800 mile Vancouver-Washington-Oregon coastline. That quake in 1700 caused documented 10 meter (30 foot) high tsunami's recorded in Japan that crushed many villages and towns. Many previous large earthquakes...
  • Volcano eruption fears as almost 300 earthquakes rock Spanish holiday hotspot [Canary Islands]

    05/08/2018 7:20:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.euroweeklynews.com ^ | Tuesday, 08 May 2018 10:24 | By Karl Smallman
    MORE than 270 earthquakes have been recorded in just ten days near Spain’s Canary Islands raising fears of a volcanic eruption. The quakes have struck near Tenerife and Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands where there is a huge submarine fault between the two islands. Spain’s National Geographic Institute said the biggest recent quake reached a magnitude of 3.2 on the Richter scale at only about 35km from Puerto La Luz in Gran Canaria. A report said the fault line has not been active in recent times, but it added, “What if it started spewing magma again? And what if...
  • M 6.9 - 16km SW of Leilani Estates, Hawaii

    05/04/2018 4:10:46 PM PDT · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 91 replies
    USGS ^ | 0504/18 | USGS
    Big one
  • Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, county issues evacuations

    05/03/2018 11:02:04 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 135 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/03/18
    Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, releasing lava into a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island. Footage shown on local television showed lava spurting into the sky from a crack in a road. County, state and federal officials had been warning residents all week that they should be prepared to evacuate, as an eruption would give little warning. The county has ordered evacuations for all of Leilani Estates, which according to the...
  • Dozens of quakes rattle Hawaii volcano, eruption possible

    05/02/2018 3:05:32 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 5/2/2018 | not listed
    HONOLULU — Dozens of earthquakes were rattling Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano on Wednesday as underground magma moved into a new area east of the Puu Oo vent. Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the increased activity is associated with the collapse of the crater floor at Puu Oo, which is an open vent below Kilauea's summit crater and lava lake. There were about 50 small quakes detected in the area on Wednesday morning alone. Scientists say the activity could trigger a new eruption and people are being told to stay away. USGS is sending two ground crews...
  • Earthquake in L.A.

    04/05/2018 12:39:59 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 76 replies
    April 5, 2018 | Vanity
    A few minutes ago...5.0 magnitude according to ABC 7.
  • Tsunami alert West Coast, BC, Washington, Oregon, California

    01/23/2018 3:22:06 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 52 replies
    USG ^ | 1/23/18 | USG
    WEAK51 PAAQ 231042 TSUAK1 BULLETIN Public Tsunami Message Number 3 NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK 142 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018 UPDATES ------- * Revised magnitude ...THE TSUNAMI WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT... ...THE TSUNAMI WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT... Tsunami Warning in Effect for; * BRITISH COLUMBIA, The Juan de Fuca Strait coast, the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, the central coast and northeast Vancouver Island, and the north coast and Haida Gwaii * SOUTHEAST ALASKA, The inner and outer coast from The BC/Alaska Border to Cape Fairweather, Alaska (80 miles SE of Yakutat) * SOUTH ALASKA...
  • Did any other Alaska Freeper Feel that? 8.0 near Kodiak!

    01/23/2018 1:45:48 AM PST · by Species8472 · 124 replies
    USGS | 1-23-18 | Me
    8.0 earthquake here. Probably shook 3 minutes!
  • Earthquake - M 8.0 - 281km SE of Kodiak, Alaska

    01/23/2018 1:42:20 AM PST · by Drago · 18 replies
    The USGS ^ | USGS
    Big one in Alaska...haven't checked on Tsunami warnings yet...
  • Big Quake in Honduras

    01/09/2018 7:02:50 PM PST · by Oscar in Batangas · 40 replies
    USGS ^ | Unpublished | Self
    Just reported
  • earthquake - sf bay area

    01/04/2018 2:41:55 AM PST · by ggrrrrr23456 · 30 replies
    2018-01-04 | me
    Contra Costa County - felt like a 4.x - anyone else awake?
  • Secretary Zinke Signs Order... Creating First Ever National Survey of Critical Minerals

    12/22/2017 9:00:22 AM PST · by Hamiltonian · 52 replies
    Department of Interior ^ | December 21, 2017 | Department of Interior
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following President Donald J. Trump's executive order to break America's dependence on foreign minerals, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed a secretarial order directing the initial steps to producing the first nationwide geological and topographical survey of the United States in modern history. The order also directs Interior bureaus to begin work on identifying immediate domestic sources for critical minerals. "Right now the United States is almost completely reliant on foreign adversaries and competitors for many of the minerals that are deemed critical for our national and economic security. As both a former military...
  • Earthquake reported east of South Padre Island in Gulf of Mexico

    12/17/2017 6:38:03 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 19 replies
    KHOU Houston ^ | 12-16-2017
    According to the U.S. Geological Center, an earthquake happened just off the coast of South Padre Island on Saturday. The USGS says that the earthquake hit 103 kilometers (about 64 miles) east-northeast of South Padre around 6:15 p.m. local time. It was a 3.0-magnitude earthquake, which is relatively small. Local reports say that first-responders are standing by in case they're needed to cover any damage but so far they say that no damage has been reported. Local officials say that they don't expect anything further to come of the earthquake either.
  • Earthquake Felt in Maryland (Vanity)

    11/30/2017 1:57:53 PM PST · by scouter · 58 replies
    Scouter | 11/30/2017 | Scouter
    I just felt an earthquake and checked the USGS. Sure enough: Strength: 5.1 Time: 2017-11-30 21:47:30 (UTC) Location: 39.184°N 75.378°W Depth: 8.1 km