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USGS awards $4.9 Million to advance the Shakealert earthquake early warning system

(US Geological Survey) The US Geological Survey awarded approximately $4.9 million this week to six universities and a university-governed non-profit, to support transitioning the west coast 'ShakeAlert' earthquake early warning system into a production system.

Hypothetical Earthquake Scenarios: A planning tool for civil authorities

USGS hypothetical earthquake scenario map tool. The US Geological Survey just released an online interactive map tool that showcases earthquake event scenarios for select faults in the contiguous U.S. Their objective: "to convey event locations, rupture areas, and shaking for hypothetical earthquake scenarios." This is a great idea. Show More Summary

Earthquake hits Greek Islands and Turkish coast, at least 2 dead

last monthNews : NY Daily News

The 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck roughly miles northeast of Kos, a Greek Island near the Turkish coast, according to the US Geological Survey.

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Peru: USGS

last monthNews : The Lookout

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck just off Peru's southern coast Monday, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage. It occurred some 220 kilometers west of Arequipa, Peru's second most populous city. "The tremor has been very strong here in Caraveli," Mayor Santiago Neyra said.

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Peru: USGS

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck just off Peru's southern coast Monday, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The quake hit at approximately 9:05 pm local time (0205 GMT) with a depth of 44 kilometers (27 miles). Show More Summary

Hot imagery of wintering bats suggests group behavior for battling white-nose syndrome

(US Geological Survey) Hot new imagery from temperature-sensing cameras suggests that bats who warm up from hibernation together throughout the winter may be better at surviving white nose syndrome, a disease caused by a cold-loving fungus ravaging insect-eating bat populations in the United States and Canada.

More milkweeds located throughout the landscape can help conserve monarchs

(US Geological Survey) Adding milkweeds and other native flowering plants into midwestern agricultural lands is key to restoring monarch butterflies, with milkweed sowers from all sectors of society being critically needed for succe...

Reptile skin grown in lab for first time, helps study endangered turtle disease

(US Geological Survey) Scientists recently reconstructed the skin of endangered green turtles, marking the first time that skin of a non-mammal was successfully engineered in a laboratory, according to a recently published US Geological Survey study. In turn, the scientists were able to grow a tumor-associated virus to better understand certain tumor diseases.

Lake harvests are likely more fruitful than we knew

(US Geological Survey) Harvests from freshwater fisheries such as the Great Lakes could total more than 12 million tons a year globally and contribute more to global food supplies and economies than previous estimates indicate, according to a study published today by Michigan State University and the US Geological Survey.

Report of major California earthquake was false alarm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A report of a major earthquake off the California coast has turned out to be a false alarm based on a quake that happened in 1925. The US Geological Survey sent out an email alert Wednesday afternoon saying a magnitude...Show More Summary

Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near El Cerrito, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon one mile from El Cerrito, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 2.5 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from Kensington, Calif., one mile...

Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Eureka, Calif.

A shallow, magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Thursday evening 13 miles from Petrolia, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:00 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 15.5 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Ferndale, 20 miles from Rio...

6.3 quake strikes western Turkey, Greek island

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean coast of western Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, the US Geological Survey said. The USGS said the epicentre of the quake was in the Aegean sea 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) south of Plomari, a village on the southern coast of Lesbos. Show More Summary

Big Sur Landslide Added 13 Acres To Coastine

Scientists with the US Geological Survey, who have been regularly photographing the Northern California coastline in order to document its changes, now say that the massive landslide on the southern end of Big Sur amounts to 13 acres of new land [ more › ]

California Is Now 13 Acres Bigger

A recent landslide is the largest one a rep with California's Department of Transportation is aware of, and the US Geological Survey explains just how big it was. The May 20 slide in Big Sur involved more than a million tons of rock and dirt, and by analyzing before-and-after photos,...

Earthquake: 3.5 temblor strikes near Cloverdale

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Monday morning seven miles from Cloverdale, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:21 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 mile. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 10 miles from Kelseyville, 11 miles from...

Glacier National Park’s Glaciers Have Lost 39% Of Their Ice Since 1966 (Some Have Lost 85%)

Glaciers in Montana — 37 in Glacier National Park and 2 on US Forest Service land — have lost an average of 39% of their ice since 1966, according to a new study from the US Geological Survey and Portland State University Glacier National...Show More Summary

Annemarie Baltay honored with Charles F. Richter Early Career Award

(Seismological Society of America) Annemarie Baltay, a research geophysicist at the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park, has been honored with the Seismological Society of America's (SSA) 2017 Charles F. Richter Early Career Award for her important contributions bridging the gap between seismology and earthquake engineering.

George Plafker wins top honor in seismology

(Seismological Society of America) The Seismological Society of America (SSA) will present its highest honor, the 2017 Harry Fielding Reid Medal, to US Geological Survey emeritus geologist George Plafker, for his transformative work on megathrust earthquakes in subduction zones, places where two tectonic plates meet, with one riding over the top of the other.

Glaciers rapidly shrinking and disappearing: 50 years of glacier change in Montana

(US Geological Survey) The warming climate has dramatically reduced the size of 39 glaciers in Montana since 1966, some by as much as 85 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Geological Survey and Portland State University....Show More Summary

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