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  • Yellowstone hit by swarm of earthquakes.....

    01/18/2010 2:54:31 PM PST · by TaraP · 70 replies · 3,295+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Jan 18th, 2010
    Yellowstone National Park has been rattled by more than 250 earthquakes in the past two days following a period of 11 months of quiet seismic activity in the park. The quakes have been gaining strength, with a 3.1 tremor recorded at 11:03 a.m. today. A 2.9 quake was recorded at 12:38 p.m. Prof. Robert B. Smith, a geophysicist at the University of Utah and one of the leading experts on earthquake and volcanic activity at Yellowstone, said that the activity is a "notable swarm." "The swarm is located about 10 miles northwest of Old Faithful, Wyo., and nine miles southeast...
  • Argentina hit by 6.3 magnitude earthquake after Haiti and Venezuela

    01/17/2010 6:06:09 AM PST · by timsbella · 136 replies · 6,593+ views
    San Fran Chronicle ^ | 17 Jan | Associated Press
    The latest news is a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Argentina after the 7.0 Haiti Earthquake and the 5.6 Venezuela Earthquake, and all less than a week.
  • Yellowstone showing seismic activity.

    01/17/2010 3:58:13 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 255 replies · 7,332+ views
    USGS ^ | 01/17/10
    Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 22:43:34 UTC Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 03:43:34 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 44.565°N, 110.972°W Depth 6.5 km (4.0 miles) Region YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING Distances 15 km (9 miles) SE (136°) from West Yellowstone, MT 30 km (19 miles) ENE (76°) from Island Park, ID 56 km (35 miles) SSW (201°) from Gardiner, MT 430 km (267 miles) N (10°) from Salt Lake City, UT Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 1.4 km (0.9 miles) Parameters NST= 24, Nph= 24, Dmin=11 km, Rmss=0.14 sec,...
  • Major magnitude 7.3 quake hits Haiti - USGS (Breaking!)

    01/12/2010 2:22:15 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 331 replies · 17,205+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | 01/12/2010 | n/a
    A major magnitude 7.3 quake hit the impoverished country of Haiti Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The epicentre of the quake, which was initially reported a magnitude 7.0 off the coast, was located inland, six miles (10 km) west of Carrefour, close to the capital Port-au-Prince and was only 20.5 miles (30 km) deep. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere....
  • 7.0 quake hits impoverished Haiti (hospital collapses; argest quake recorded in this area)

    01/12/2010 3:12:39 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2,348+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | January 12, 2010
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A strong earthquake hit the impoverished country of Haiti on Tuesday, where a hospital collapsed and people were screaming for help. Other buildings also were damaged.There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries, but an analyst at the U.S. Geological Survey said there could be substantial damage and casualties. Powerful aftershocks were felt in the first hour.The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) west from the Caribbean nation's capital of Port-au-Prince, the USGS said. It had a depth of 5 miles (8 kilometers).An Associated Press videographer saw...
  • Strong quake hits Haiti, collapsing hospital

    01/12/2010 2:37:29 PM PST · by Kartographer · 17 replies · 1,060+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 1/12/10
    An Associated Press videographer saw the wrecked hospital in nearby Petionville, and a U.S. government official reported seeing houses that had tumbled into a ravine. No further details on any causualties or other damage were immediately available. "Everybody is just totally, totally freaked out and shaken," said Henry Bahn, a visiting official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "The sky is just gray with dust."
  • Major magnitude 7.0 Earthquake hits off Haiti....

    01/12/2010 2:21:11 PM PST · by TaraP · 6 replies · 1,042+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 12th, 2010
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A major magnitude 7.0 quake hit just miles off the coast of the impoverished country of Haiti on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
  • Caribbean tsunami warning issued after Haiti quake

    01/12/2010 2:26:40 PM PST · by Kartographer · 88 replies · 7,155+ views
    AFP/YahooNews | 1/12/10
    A US government agency on Tuesday issued a tsunami warning for countries bordering the Caribbean sea, after a powerful 7.3 quake rocked Haiti.
  • TUSNAMI WATCH IN EFFECT FOR HAITI, CUBA, THE BAHAMAS AND THE REPUBLIC

    01/12/2010 2:21:11 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 3 replies · 808+ views
    USNAMI WATCH IN EFFECT FOR HAITI, CUBA, THE BAHAMAS AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AFTER MAJOR QUAKE IN HAITI-PACIFIC TSUNAMI CENTER
  • URGENT -- MAGNITUDE 6.5 QUAKE HITS WEST OF FERNDALE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

    01/09/2010 4:44:46 PM PST · by VRWCTexan · 443 replies · 22,776+ views
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    URGENT -- MAGNITUDE 6.5 QUAKE HITS WEST OF FERNDALE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
  • Earthquake San Jose CA

    01/07/2010 10:11:56 AM PST · by null and void · 26 replies · 1,154+ views
    me | 1/7/10 | nully
    Minor shake, rolling. Probably a 3 ish?
  • Another earthquake in San Jose

    01/08/2010 11:50:44 AM PST · by luckystarmom · 16 replies · 781+ views
    me | today | me
    Another earthquake just hit San Jose. 4th one this week. This one was not as strong as yesterday, but it was longer.
  • Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits northwest Mexico near California border

    12/30/2009 11:08:06 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 56 replies · 3,501+ views
    AP
    Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits northwest Mexico near California border
  • Arctic Could Face Warmer and Ice-Free Conditions (Pliocene projections - USGS)

    12/29/2009 8:37:20 AM PST · by decimon · 61 replies · 1,696+ views
    U.S. Geological Survey ^ | Dec 29, 2009 | Unknown
    There is increased evidence that the Arctic could face seasonally ice-free conditions and much warmer temperatures in the future. Scientists documented evidence that the Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas were too warm to support summer sea ice during the mid-Pliocene warm period (3.3 to 3 million years ago). This period is characterized by warm temperatures similar to those projected for the end of this century, and is used as an analog to understand future conditions. The U.S. Geological Survey found that summer sea-surface temperatures in the Arctic were between 10 to 18°C (50 to 64°F) during the mid-Pliocene, while current...
  • Earthquake Confirmed Near Milledgeville Georgia

    12/06/2009 5:38:35 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 52 replies · 2,546+ views
    13 WMAZ ^ | 12/06/2009 | 13WMAZ
    Many people in Baldwin and Wilkinson Counties say they felt a tremor Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey's website confirmed an earthquake with a 3.2 magnitude in southern Baldwin County just before 7:30 p.m. The website says the quake was about 7 miles west of Deepstep in Washington County and 12 miles east-southeast of Milledgeville. Linda Webster from Milledgeville called the 13WMAZ newsroom and said she felt the tremble. "It was like a big truck rumbling," she said. Dwayne Hancock, who lives between Milledgeville and Gordon, said he felt the quake around 7: 25 p.m. He said it shook the glass...
  • Foolishly Choosing Bears Over Barrels

    10/26/2009 5:25:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 826+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 26, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Ecology: The administration creates the mother of all protected habitats for a species whose numbers have increased since Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." It's our hopes for energy independence that are drowning. When filmmaker Phelim McAleer, whose documentary "Not Evil Just Wrong" takes apart the myths of global warming, got to ask Gore a question at the annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists, McAleer brought up the nine critical errors in Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth." A British court two years ago listed them and said they must be righted before the film could be shown in schools...
  • Magnitude 5.3 - NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA

    10/23/2009 2:07:17 PM PDT · by The Californian · 26 replies · 1,125+ views
    USGS ^ | USGS
    Hope this hasn't already been posted.
  • Natural Oil and Gas Seeps in California ( excellent info )

    10/12/2009 1:57:07 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 18 replies · 1,690+ views
    Welcome to our web site about natural oil and gas seeps in the state of California. Seeps are like springs that ooze oil and gas instead of water. Tour our site to learn about: how oil and gas seeps form, where they occur, and how they affect the environment the relationship between oil seeps and underground oil fields the La Brea Tar Pits, a world-famous oil seep in downtown Los Angeles
  • A California 'Black Gold' Rush

    09/29/2009 8:52:35 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies · 1,492+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | September 29, 2009 | IBD staff
    Energy: An amazing number of oil finds have been made this year, including the biggest in California in 35 years. If the world is running out of oil, why do we keep finding more of it? The mantra of the anti-drilling crowd has been that oil companies like to sit on their leases and the oil in the ground, hoping to drive up the price. They should use the leases they have or lose them, these critics say. They also like to add that the world is running out of oil so it doesn't matter anyway. Occidental Petroleum hasn't been...
  • A California 'Black Gold' Rush

    09/28/2009 4:48:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 2,207+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 28, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: An amazing number of oil finds have been made this year, including the biggest in California in 35 years. If the world is running out of oil, why do we keep finding more of it? The mantra of the anti-drilling crowd has been that oil companies like to sit on their leases and the oil in the ground, hoping to drive up the price. They should use the leases they have or lose them, these critics say. They also like to add that the world is running out of oil so it doesn't matter anyway. Occidental Petroleum hasn't been...