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  • UVM study: Washington DC Sinking Into Sea

    07/28/2015 8:57:40 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 59 replies
    University of Vermont ^ | July 28, 2015 20:42 GMT | Joshua E. Brown
    New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next century—adding to the problems of sea-level rise. This falling land will exacerbate the flooding that the nation’s capital faces from rising ocean waters due to a warming climate and melting ice sheets—accelerating the threat to the region’s monuments, roads, wildlife refuges, and military installations. For sixty years, tide gauges have shown that sea level in the Chesapeake is rising at twice the global average rate and faster than elsewhere on the East...
  • USGS Scientist: Major Quake On Hayward Fault Expected ‘Any Day Now’

    07/21/2015 3:20:08 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 38 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 7/21/2015 | CBS (SF)
    The fault that produced a 4.0-magnitude earthquake in Fremont early Tuesday morning is expected to produce a major earthquake “any day now” and Bay Area residents should be prepared, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist said. The 2:41 a.m. earthquake on the border of Fremont and Union City occurred on the Hayward Fault at a depth of 5 miles. The epicenter was at a spot just north of the intersection of Niles Canyon Road and Mission Boulevard.
  • USGS Scientist: Major Quake On Hayward Fault Expected ‘Any Day Now’

    07/21/2015 2:59:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 61 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 7-21-2015 | CBS San Francisco
    (CBS SF) — The fault that produced a 4.0-magnitude earthquake in Fremont early Tuesday morning is expected to produce a major earthquake “any day now” and Bay Area residents should be prepared, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist said. The 2:41 a.m. earthquake on the border of Fremont and Union City occurred on the Hayward Fault at a depth of 5 miles. The epicenter was at a spot just north of the intersection of Niles Canyon Road and Mission Boulevard. The quake caused some BART delays early today while work crews checked the tracks, but appears to have caused no major...
  • Utilities and Transportation at Risk in the Cajon Pass [California}

    06/26/2015 7:49:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Title: Cajon Pass, CA Description: Cajon Pass, CA, where high pressure gas lines, high voltage power lines, rail lines, fiber optics, water lines, and Interstate 15 all run over the San Andreas Fault, which runs roughly side to side across the center of this image. Location: Cajon Pass, CA, USA Date Taken: Oct 10 2008 Photographer: Don Becker Photographer Email: becker@usgs.gov Photographer Organization: U.S. Geological Survey Title: Utilities on San Andreas Fault Description: Directly on the San Andreas with high pressure gas lines underground and high voltage power lines overhead at Cajon Pass, CA Location: Cajon Pass, CA, USA Date...
  • USGS Retracts Three ‘Ghost’ Earthquakes, Blames Northern California Sensors

    05/30/2015 7:06:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    l a times ^ | Ben Welsh
    In the past two days, malfunctions in the network of sensors that detect earthquakes in Northern California have issued three false alarms, forcing the U.S. Geological Survey to make a series of embarrassing retractions.. Just after midnight Friday morning, a magnitude 6.7 quake struck off the coast of Alaska. When its waves reached sensors operated by the Northern California Seismic Network, they were mistakenly interpreted as a 5.1 temblor near the Oregon border in Lewiston, officials say. ... The error occurred again Saturday morning after a magnitude 7.8 quake struck off the coast of Japan and the same Northern California...
  • Japan earthquake: Magnitude 8.5 quake strikes off east coast, injuring 2

    05/30/2015 10:21:54 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    CBC ^ | 5-30-2015 | AP
    A powerful earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but it occurred well beneath the earth's surface and did not trigger a tsunami warning. Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and there were no reports of major damage. The magnitude-8.5 offshore quake struck off the Ogasawara islands at a depth of 590 kilometres, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.8 and a depth of 678 kilometres. The temblor was powerful enough to rattle most of Japan, from the southern islands of Okinawa to Hokkaido...
  • earthquake off Japan, 6.8

    05/12/2015 2:57:09 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 39 replies
    USGS ^ | 5/12/15 | usgs
    big one, just listed 6.8 33km SE of Ofunato, Japan 2015-05-12 21:12:58 UTC
  • Crater collapse causes lava explosion on Hawaii's Kilauea

    05/04/2015 11:32:13 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 10 replies
    AP ^ | May 3 , 2015 | CALEB JONES
    Molten lava, rocks and gas went flying through the air on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after an explosion was caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall. The collapse triggered a small explosion, spreading lava and debris around the rim of Kilauea's Halemaumau Crater, the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says. Janet Babb, a geologist with the USGS, compared the blast on Sunday to taking a hammer to the top of a bottle of champagne.
  • 3.9 earthquake rattles Los Angeles area

    05/03/2015 6:46:55 AM PDT · by John W · 8 replies
    latimes.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | LA Times
    A shallow magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Sunday morning one mile from View Park-Windsor Hills, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:07 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.6 miles. The quake was classified by the USGS as "light" but was felt over a wide area of the L.A. basin. The Los Angeles Fire Department said it had received no reports of damage. A 3.5 quake rattled the same general area on April 12. Both quakes were centered on the Baldwin Hills/Inglewood border. The Newport-Inglewood fault runs along that area.
  • What Was That Rumble? Officials Confirm 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Michigan

    05/02/2015 10:43:16 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 46 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 5-2-2016 | Unkown to me
    KALAMAZOO (WWJ) – If you thought you felt an earthquake on Saturday — you did. And It was one of the strongest quakes ever experienced in Michigan. Officials with the United States Geological Survey said an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 and a depth of focus of 5.9 km was measured around 12:23 p.m. about nine miles southeast of Kalamazoo, near Galesburg. Multiple residents in several different regions beyond Kalamazoo — from Mount Pleasant and Sterling Heights to Lansing and even as far as Cleveland, Ohio — reported feeling a rumble and the ground shake for between five and...
  • 7.9 magnitude earthquake rattles Nepal 50 miles from capital, Kathmandu

    04/25/2015 12:40:38 AM PDT · by eastforker · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/25/2015 | Ben Brumfield
    A 7.9 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal less than 50 miles from the capital, Kathmandu, the U.S. Geological Survey said Saturday. It occurred at a depth of less than two miles, which is considered shallow. The USGS previously rated the temblor at 7.5 magnitude but later upgraded the strength.
  • Western states coalition disputes ‘biased’ federal science on sage grouse

    03/18/2015 10:28:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    predation, not human activity, has reduced bird’s numbers. A coalition of rural Western counties and business interests is contesting the science being used to decide whether to list the Greater sage-grouse as endangered or threatened, accusing the Obama administration of relying on “selective, false and biased” research. Denver attorney Kent Holsinger filed three Data Quality Act challenges Wednesday with the Department of the Interior on behalf of the coalition, which includes the Western Energy Alliance, ranchers, mining and drilling companies and 19 counties in Colorado, Montana, Nevada and Utah. “We’ve documented real issues with transparency and scientific integrity ... The...
  • 9 Earthquakes Rock North Texas In Less Than A Day

    01/07/2015 5:10:48 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | January 7, 2015 | CBS DFW/AP
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Nine earthquakes, three of them greater than a 3.0 in magnitude, rocked the DFW area on Tuesday afternoon and into early Wednesday, knocking items off of walls, causing cracks to appear in ceilings and generally rattling nerves across the region. “Shook my whole house!” said CBS 11 News viewer Aprille Maganda from her home in the Las Colinas area of Irving.
  • 4.9 earthquake hits Challis, no significant damage reported; felt sporadically across region

    01/03/2015 6:12:38 PM PST · by cheesemaster · 5 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 1/3/2015 | Statesman Staff
    The earthquake, confirmed by the U.S. Geological Survey, comes roughly two weeks after a 3.7-magnitude quake in the same area. Saturday's quake was recorded at 10:44 a.m. about four miles east of Challis. It was felt at least as far away as the Treasure Valley, about 120 miles directly southwest, and in western Montana according to reports on social media and in emails to the Statesman. Penny Shinderling, an employee at Lamb's Foodtown in Challis, told the Statesman that a couple of things fell off shelves in the store but otherwise the quake "just gave us a good shake." "There...
  • USGS study links fracking wastewater injection with surge in Raton Basin earthquakes

    09/27/2014 10:50:10 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 27 replies
    Summit County Voice ^ | September 27, 2014 | Bob Berwyn
    Scientists say it’s almost certain that massive injections of waste water caused recent quakes in the Raton Basin, including a 5.3 tremor in 2011 FRISCO — A surge in earthquakes in southern Colorado and New Mexico has almost certainly been caused by the injection of fracking wastewater deep into the ground, U.S. Geological Survey scientists reported last week. The study details several lines of evidence directly linking the injection wells to the seismicity. The timing and location of the quakes is clearly linked with the the documented pattern of injected wastewater. Detailed investigations of two seismic sequences (2001 and 2011)...
  • Earthquake SF bay area. 6.0 American Canyon Area

    08/24/2014 3:23:08 AM PDT · by ggrrrrr23456 · 24 replies
    usgs.gov/earthquakes ^ | 2014-08-24 | me
    Moderate shaker felt in East Bay 3 min ago.
  • Oklahoma residents seek answers on quakes

    06/26/2014 10:29:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 86 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 26, 2014 8:09 AM EDT | Emily Schmall and Kristi Eaton
    Oklahoma residents whose homes and nerves have been shaken by an upsurge in earthquakes want to know what’s causing the temblors—and what can be done to stop them.Hundreds of people are expected to turn out in Edmond, Oklahoma, on Thursday night for a town hall meeting on the issue. […] Oklahoma recorded nearly 150 between January and the start of May. Though most have been too weak to cause serious damage or endanger lives, they’ve raised suspicions that the shaking might be connected to the oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, especially the wells in which the...
  • Record Number of Oklahoma Tremors Raises Possibility of Damaging Earthquakes

    05/07/2014 11:47:50 AM PDT · by topher · 15 replies
    USGS ^ | Originally Released: 10/22/2013 1:07:59 PM; Updated May 2, 2014 | Author: Updated USGS-Oklahoma Geological Survey Joint Statement on Oklahoma Earthquakes
    The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased remarkably since October 2013 – by about 50 percent – significantly increasing the chance for a damaging magnitude 5.5 or greater quake in central Oklahoma. View map of Oklahoma seismicity. View animation of Oklahoma Seismicity. A new U.S. Geological Survey and Oklahoma Geological Survey analysis found that 145 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater occurred in Oklahoma from January 2014 (through May 2; see accompanying graphic). The previous annual record, set in 2013, was 109 earthquakes, while the long-term average earthquake rate, from 1978 to 2008, was just two magnitude 3.0...
  • Hundreds of earthquakes strike central Idaho, rattling nerves

    04/16/2014 12:36:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:25pm EDT | Laura Zuckerman
    Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant. The recent earthquake swarm, beginning on March 24 and climaxed by a 4.9 magnitude tremor on Saturday, has produced no reports of injuries or severe damage but has rattled nerves in a region where Idaho’s most powerful known quake, measured at 6.9, killed two children in 1983. Saturday’s earthquake was the strongest recorded in the state since 2005 and...
  • Chile just had a 5.2 earthquake where that last 8.0 was today

    04/01/2014 7:04:33 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 88 replies
    Chile just had a 5.2 earthquake in the same spot they had an 8.0 earthquake earlier tonight! http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/#%7B%22feed%22%3A%221day_m25%22%2C%22search%22%3Anull%2C%22sort%22%3A%22newest%22%2C%22basemap%22%3A%22grayscale%22%2C%22autoUpdate%22%3Atrue%2C%22restrictListToMap%22%3Atrue%2C%22timeZone%22%3A%22local%22%2C%22mapposition%22%3A%5B%5B-65.6582745198266%2C-284.765625%5D%2C%5B66.51326044311188%2C-11.6015625%5D%5D%2C%22overlays%22%3A%7B%22plates%22%3Atrue%7D%2C%22viewModes%22%3A%7B%22list%22%3Atrue%2C%22map%22%3Atrue%2C%22settings%22%3Afalse%2C%22help%22%3Afalse%7D%7D
  • M8.0 - 79km WNW of Iquique, Chile

    04/01/2014 4:59:28 PM PDT · by Errant · 106 replies
    USGS ^ | 1 April 2014
    Very shallow at 10km! Offshore...
  • Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes near Rowland Heights; felt over wide area

    03/29/2014 6:29:02 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 43 replies
    L.A.Times ^ | March 29, 2014 | Ken Schwencke, Paloma Esquivel and Louis Sahagun March 29, 2014, 2:45 p.m. http://www.latimes.com/
    A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon one mile from Rowland Heights, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:32 p.m. at a depth of 5.6 miles. (It was originally reported as a 4.4 magnitude.) Updated at 2:40 p.m. The quake was centered not far from the epicenter of Friday's 5.1 temblor in La Habra. There have been more than a hundred aftershocks since then, but this one was the largest.
  • Largest earthquake since 1980 strikes Yellowstone Park, at site of rapid uplift

    03/30/2014 10:28:20 AM PDT · by TroutGuy · 156 replies
    The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a light earthquake occurred at 06:34 AM on March 30, 2014 (MDT). The epicenter of the magnitude 4.8 shock was located 4 miles north-northeast of Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. This earthquake is part of a series of earthquakes that began in this area on Thursday, March 27. As of 8:15 am today, this series has included at least 25 earthquakes in addition to the main shock, with the largest of magnitude 3.1. The magnitude 4.8 main shock was reported felt in Yellowstone National Park and in the towns...
  • Earthquake in California La Habra they say

    03/28/2014 9:15:40 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 118 replies
    USGS ^ | March 28, 2014 | USGS
    We felt that one. House moving side to side. I'm sure someone will have more detail. USGS reports 5.4 near La Habra (Los Angeles area).
  • Quake s. CA

    03/28/2014 8:05:34 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 129 replies
    Felt big
  • 4.4 earthquake near L.A. could be 'foreshock' for bigger shake

    03/17/2014 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 105 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 17, 2014, 8:33 a.m. | By Ari Bloomekatz and Rong-Gong Lin II
    The magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck near Westwood is the most significant shake in Southern California since a 5.5 earthquake hit Chino Hills in 2008, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist told reporters at a news conference Monday morning. Robert Graves said there have been at least six aftershocks since the 6:25 a.m. earthquake. The largest so far has been a magnitude 2.7 earthquake that struck five miles northwest of Westwood.
  • 6.9 earthquake strikes off Northern California coast

    03/09/2014 11:34:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 9, 2014, 11:21 p.m. | Shelby Grad
    A magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred off the coast of Eureka in Northern California on Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The temblor hit at 10:18 p.m. 50 miles west of Eureka in Humboldt County. According to the USGS, the earthquake was felt over a large swath of the North Coast as well as other parts of Northern California. …
  • Quake - 6.5, Puerto Rico

    01/12/2014 8:35:54 PM PST · by djf · 36 replies
    Just happened a few minutes ago...
  • USGS: 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Central Oklahoma

    12/07/2013 10:52:46 AM PST · by oxcart · 126 replies
    Newsline9 ^ | 12/07/13 | Xin Xin Liu
    OKLAHOMA CITY - A 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked central Oklahoma Saturday afternoon. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was recorded at 12:10 p.m. Its epicenter was located four miles northwest of Jones, seven miles east of Edmond, nine miles north, northwest of Choctaw, and 14 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. It was about five miles deep. Residents across Oklahoma reported feeling the earthquake just after 12 p.m. Saturday. It lasted several seconds. News 9 viewers in many Oklahoma cities, including Oklahoma City, Edmond, Stillwater, Tulsa, Harrah, Mustang, and Guthrie, reported feeling the earthquake. We also felt it right...
  • Monster tsunami could devastate California: study (hypothetical 9.1 magnitude quake off Alaska)

    09/04/2013 5:53:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/4/13 | AFP
    A tsunami generated by a massive earthquake off Alaska could cause major damage to California's economy and force 750,000 people to evacuate, a report published Wednesday warned. One third of all boats in California's marinas could be damaged or sunk, costing some $700 million in losses, while major ports would struggle to get huge cargo vessels out to sea in time to avoid being buffeted by tsunamis. Experts from the US Geological Survey (USGS) based their damage assessment on the scenario of a 9.1 magnitude quake off Alaska's Pacific Coast, which it said was "hypothetical but plausible." "In this scenario...
  • Surprising Trove of Gas Seeps Found Off East Coast

    06/21/2013 12:10:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    LiveScience.com via Yahoo ^ | Jun 19, 2013 | Douglas Main
    On the seafloor just off of the U.S. East Coast lies a barely known world, explorations of which bring continual surprises. As recently as the mid-2000s, practically zero methane seeps — spots on the seafloor where gas leaks from the Earth's crust — were thought to exist off the East Coast; while one had been reported more than a decade ago, it was thought to be one of a kind. But in the past two years, additional studies have revealed a host of new areas of seafloor rich in seeps, said Laura Brothers, a research geologist at the U.S. Geological...
  • 5.3 earthquake shakes Hawaii Island

    06/04/2013 7:50:58 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 31 replies
    Big Island Video News ^ | Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | David Corrigan
    USGS map showing where the earthquake was located HILO, Hawaii – East Hawaii was shaken after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, after a 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Big Island. The United States Geological Survey later upgraded the quake to a magnitude 5.6, before being lowered back to a 5.3. The USGS centered the earthquake in the Pacific Ocean, 33 miles southeast of Pahala in the southern Ka’u district. Emergency officials say no tsunami was generated. The temblor was felt across Hawaii Island. The quake shook homes in Hilo for a few moments before settling down. The incident sent local users of social...
  • Any alternatives to USGS website? (Earthquake maps)

    05/10/2013 2:47:43 AM PDT · by djf · 19 replies
    Wondering if any FReepers know of good alternatives to the NEW USGS earthquake map website. What a POS! (Heavily reliant on Java, it was Beta but they didn't give a rats rear if you didn't like it...) Basically worthless. Who the heck do we have in charge of IT these days? A bunch of purple-haired freaks who code C++++++++++++-+++----? Jeesh already!
  • There’s Twice as Much Oil Below North Dakota than We Thought

    05/01/2013 12:27:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Free Enterprise ^ | 5/1/13 | Sean Hackbarth
    Don’t expect the energy boom in Montana and the Dakotas to end anytime soon. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the formations below these three states hold double the amount of oil and triple the amount of natural gas than was believed five years ago. National Journal reports: The formations, called Bakken and Three Forks, span much of western North Dakota, the northern tip of South Dakota and the northeastern tip of Montana. The last time the United States Geological Survey assessed this area for its oil and gas reserves was in 2008. But that assessment did not...
  • USGS Threatened and Endangered Stations (Flood gages taken off-line due to sikester)

    04/22/2013 8:07:35 PM PDT · by SERKIT · 22 replies
    US Geologocal Survey ^ | April 22, 2013 | USGS
    USGS to Discontinue Streamgages Due to Sequestration: The U.S.Geological Survey (USGS) will discontinue operation of up to 375 streamgages nationwide due to budget cuts as a result of sequestration. Additional streamgages may be affected if partners reduce their funding to support USGS streamgages. The USGS is working to identify which streamgages will be impacted and will post this information as it becomes available. Streamgages are used nationwide to predict and address drought and flood conditions by monitoring water availability. The USGS and over 850 Federal, State, and local agencies cooperatively fund the USGS streamgaging network, which consists of over 8,000...
  • USGS To Get $5M For SoCal Early Quake Warning System

    04/19/2013 3:11:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 19, 2013 9:49 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An earthquake warning system aimed at protecting the Southland will get a much-needed financial boost Friday. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was expected to be joined by Dr. Lucy Jones of the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the Los Angeles/Long Beach Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Approval Authority members to announce $5 million in federal grants for the region’s Earthquake Early Warning System. The USGS, in partnership with CalTech and other institutions, has been developing an Earthquake Early Warning system for Southern California since 2006. Officials say the $5 million in grants to the Los Angeles/Long Beach region...
  • Strong 8 magnitude quake hits Iran

    04/16/2013 4:26:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2013/04/16
    Strong 8 magnitude quake hits Iran Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:02am EDT (Reuters) - A strong 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck Iran, near the border with Pakistan, at 10:44 GMT on Tuesday at a depth of 73 miles The U.S. Geological survey said.
  • 5.2 Quake in Southern California [4.7]

    03/11/2013 10:06:18 AM PDT · by tophat9000 · 85 replies
    Just felt it http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/ci15296281.html
  • Earthquake in Alaska

    01/05/2013 1:27:37 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 133 replies
    Some reports saying 7.7, this site saying 6.6
  • 7.7 earthquake 60 WSW Craig Alaska. **VANITY**

    01/05/2013 1:29:26 AM PST · by gettinolder · 31 replies
    self | January 5, 2012 | self
    Well, were awake now. Largest tremor we've felt here in a long time. If you have friends in S.E. Alaska they probably just felt the quake that woke my family up with shaking and things falling off the shelves.
  • The Oceans Are Neither Rising, Nor Turning to Acid

    10/13/2012 2:57:03 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    Watchdog Wire-Florida ^ | October 10, 2012 | Alan Caruba
    When you consider how deeply in debt the nation is, you might think that scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) would want to avoid wasting taxpayer dollars studying “ocean acidification in the Arctic and what this means for the future survival of marine and terrestrial organisms.” You would be wrong. Like so many government agencies that were originally established for legitimate reasons, the USGS has been corrupted to advance the greatest hoax of the modern era, global warming, aka climate change. A visit to its website shows that its major concerns these days include “climate and land use...
  • Sea levels rising on US East Coast faster than anywhere else (3 times faster than global average)

    06/25/2012 8:46:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 06/25/2012 | By Seth Borenstein
    The Atlantic Ocean is rising at an annual rate three times faster than the global average since 1990, according to the US Geological Survey. Sea levels are rising much faster along the U.S. East Coast than they are around the globe, putting one of the world's most costly coasts in danger of flooding, government researchers report. U.S. Geological Survey scientists call the 600-mile (965-kilometer) swath a "hot spot" for climbing sea levels caused by global warming. Along the region, the Atlantic Ocean is rising at an annual rate three times to four times faster than the global average since 1990,...
  • USGS Releases New Estimates for Global O&G Reserves

    06/19/2012 5:22:58 AM PDT · by thackney · 16 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | June 18, 2012 | U.S. Geological Survey|
    The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new global estimate for potential additions to oil and gas reserves due to reserve growth in discovered fields outside the United States. The USGS estimates that the mean undiscovered, conventional reserve additions in the world total 665 billion barrels of oil (bbo), 1,429 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas, and 16 billion barrels of natural gas liquids. These volumes constitute a significant portion of the world’s oil and gas resources and represent an estimate of the potential future growth of current global reserve estimates over time based on better assessment methodology, new...
  • Earthquakes in Central U.S. ‘Almost Certainly’ Tied To Fracking

    04/13/2012 6:40:17 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 70 replies
    NASDAQ ^ | 4/13/12 | Amir Khan
    Over the past few years, the number of earthquakes in the usually seismically calm central United States has skyrocketed. Now scientists are pointing the finger at hydraulic fracturing, better known as "fracking," as the culprit. Fracking is a method of extracting natural gas, the cleanest fossil fuel, from underground rocks. Proponents of natural gas say it could reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil since vast majority of it comes from within the country. Natural gas is also more plentiful and cheaper than oil. Read more: http://community.nasdaq.com/News/2012-04/earthquakes-in-central-us-almost-certainly-tied-to-fracking.aspx?storyid=133445#ixzz1rvY1bGUP
  • Earthquake, Sumatra, 8.7 mag

    04/11/2012 2:22:47 AM PDT · by Kay Ludlow · 87 replies
    More shake, rattle and roll on the other side of the planet. 8.7 this morning; Tsunami warning for Indonesia, not for Japan. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000905e#summary
  • The USGS Monitors Earth’s Magnetic Field to Prepare Citizens for Magnetic Storms

    01/29/2012 1:32:28 PM PST · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    USGS ^ | 1/27/12
    Everyone is familiar with weather systems on Earth like rain, wind and snow. But space weather – variable conditions in the space surrounding Earth – has important consequences for our lives inside Earth’s atmosphere. Solar activity occurring miles outside Earth’s atmosphere, for example, can trigger magnetic storms on Earth. These storms are visually stunning, but they can set our modern infrastructure spinning. On Jan. 19, scientists saw a solar flare in an active region of the Sun, along with a concentrated blast of solar-wind plasma and magnetic field lines known as a coronal mass ejection that burst from the Sun’s...
  • EARTHQUAKE IN EASTERN JAPAN 7.0 just breaking....

    12/31/2011 10:12:14 PM PST · by Doogle · 62 replies
    FOX ^ | 01/01/12 | Doogle
    ...no Tsunami expected, very early
  • USGS Ups The Ante On Shale

    08/25/2011 4:42:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 25, 2011 | Staff
    Power: Despite efforts in the media and Congress to shut it down through fear and falsehoods, a new estimate of America's most promising energy source portends even more gas, oil — and jobs. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced Tuesday that the Marcellus Shale formation that straddles the northeastern United States may hold a staggering 84 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of recoverable natural gas, up significantly from the last official government estimate of 2 tcf made in 2002. The USGS said the estimate came from new information about the gas-rich formation underlying New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, and...
  • Did You Feel It? — usc0005ild

    08/23/2011 12:32:42 PM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies · 14+ views
    Did You Feel It? — usc0005ild Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 17:51:04 UTC VIRGINIA OMB No. 1028-0048 Expires 03/31/2012 Your location when the earthquake occurred
  • 5.5 Earthquake in Colorado

    08/23/2011 12:43:31 AM PDT · by marsh2 · 26 replies
    Region: COLORADO Geographic coordinates: 37.137N, 104.671W Magnitude: 5.5 Mw Depth: 4 km Universal Time (UTC): 23 Aug 2011 05:46:19 Time near the Epicenter: 22 Aug 2011 23:46:19 Local standard time in your area: 23 Aug 2011 05:46:19 Location with respect to nearby cities: 5 km (3 miles) W (259 degrees) of Cokedale, CO 13 km (8 miles) W (279 degrees) of Starkville, CO 15 km (9 miles) WSW (255 degrees) of Trinidad, CO 126 km (78 miles) S (182 degrees) of Pueblo, CO 289 km (180 miles) S (175 degrees) of Denver, CO