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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

Can the Thriving Florida Manatee Population Persist?

istock/cinoby Manatees, the beloved Florida creatures, are seeing a population uptick. The marine mammal will likely endure for the next 100 years, says a team of veteran manatee scientists at the US Geological Survey and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. Show More Summary

Our rivers and lakes contain a scary number of pesticides and pharmaceuticals

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From pesticides to caffeine, chemicals that affect living organisms are making their way into the nation's rivers and streams. That's the conclusion reached by a pair of complimentary studies by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the US EPA, both published today in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Florida manatees likely to persist for at least 100 years -- US Geological Survey

(US Geological Survey) Florida's manatee population is highly likely to endure for the next 100 years, a study by the US Geological Survey and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute has found.

Florida manatees likely to persist for at least 100 years

Florida's iconic manatee population is highly likely to endure for the next 100 years, so long as wildlife managers continue to protect the marine mammals and their habitat, a new study by the US Geological Survey and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute has found.

Bombay beach event demonstrates difficulties in earthquake swarm forecasting

(Seismological Society of America) In a presentation at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting, US Geological Survey seismologist Andreas Llenos will discuss lessons learned from the 2016 Bombay Beach swarm, in particular the challenges in modeling swarms and communicating their risk to the public.

Bee-killing pesticides have been found in US drinking water

We’ve known that neonicotinoid insecticides are bad news for bee populations for several years now, but one thing we don’t know about these pesticides is how they impact human health. A new study from the US Geological Survey and the...Show More Summary

Helping Desert Communities Find Hidden Water

'Helping Desert Communities Find Hidden Water' is an excellent vignette of the Santa Cruz River valley by the US Geological Survey. Among the illustrations is a video profiling USGS' 3D geologic model. The animation shows the distribution of shallow and deep aquifers and the contact between between basin sediment and bedrock. Show More Summary

RIT researchers win USGS grant to improve Landsat 8 data

(Rochester Institute of Technology) Rochester Institute of Technology researchers have won funding from the US Geological Survey to ensure accurate temperature data from NASA's Landsat 8 satellite. The agency awarded Aaron Gerace and Matthew Montanaro, senior scientists in RIT's Chester F. Show More Summary

Sex-shifting fish: Growth rate could determine sea lamprey sex

(US Geological Survey) Unlike most animals, sea lampreys, an invasive, parasitic species of fish damaging the Great Lakes, could become male or female depending on how quickly they grow, according to a US Geological Survey study published today.

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