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"First-Ever Survey Predicts Up To a 15-Foot Sea-Level Rise" --Melting of East Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Cripple Major US Cities

The world's largest ice sheet may be less stable than previously thought, posing an even greater threat to Florida's coastline. The first ever marine geologic survey of East Antarctica's Sabrina Coast, published this week in Nature, concludes that some regions...        

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.1 quake strikes near Pinnacles, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon one mile from Pinnacles, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:10 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 mile. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 13 miles from Soledad, 16 miles from Greenfield...

Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula reveals a cryptic methane-fueled ecosystem in flooded caves

(US Geological Survey) In the underground rivers and flooded caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where Mayan lore described a fantastical underworld, scientists have found a cryptic world in its own right.

134 earthquakes rattle San Andreas fault in just one week

Seventeen of the earthquakes near Monterey County on the San Andreas fault were stronger than 2.5 magnitude, according to seismologists from the US Geological Survey.

Previous evidence of water on mars now identified as grainflows

(US Geological Survey) Dark features previously proposed as evidence for significant liquid water flowing on Mars have now been identified as granular flows, where sand and dust move rather than liquid water, according to a new article published in Nature Geoscience by the USGS. Show More Summary

7.0 quake off New Caledonia sparks tsunami alert but no damage

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia on Monday, triggering a brief tsunami warning and evacuation alert but causing no significant damage, local officials said. The US Geological Survey said...Show More Summary

I thought we had already discovered all of the lands there were to discover

It looks like there is more cropland available for food production worldwide than we previously thought. A lot more…at lease according to the US Geological Survey: There’s more agricultural land in the world than previously thought, and India rather than the U.S. or China is now believed to have the...

Massive Earthquake On Iraq-Iran Border Kills Over 200

Over 200 people are dead and thousands more injured after an enormous earthquake struck at the border region between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, a tremor that the US Geological Survey (USGS) has recorded at a whopping 7.3 magnitude. The … More » The post Massive Earthquake On Iraq-Iran Border Kills Over 200 appeared first on EveryJoe.

More than 130 dead as 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near border of Iraq and Iran

last monthNews : The Newsroom

Scores of people have been killed and hundreds injured after a strong earthquake shook the Iran-Iraq border region on Sunday. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.3 temblor was centred 20 miles southwest of Halabja, near the northeastern border with Iran. Show More Summary

Massive Quake Hits Near Iran-Iraq Border, Damage Reported In Baghdad

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake just struck near the Iran-Iraq border (in Iraq, southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah, according to US Geological Survey). Initial reports of damage in Baghdad and that the tremor was felt in Qatar, UAE,...Show More Summary

LA earthquake today: Los Angeles rocked by magnitude 3.2 quake

last monthNews : The Cutline

Los Angeles has been rocked by a magnitude 3.2 earthquake. "Felt quite a strong shake in downtown LA," tweeted another. In 2008, the US Geological Survey found there was a greater than 99 per cent chance of an even stronger earthquake hitting California, which sits on the San Andreas fault, in the next 30 years.

Earthquake: 3.6 quake strikes near Anza

A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon about 14 miles from Anza, Calif, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:23 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was seven miles from Ribbonwood, 16 miles from...

US Geological Survey portal is like Google Maps for rock lovers

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has a little tool called the Coastal and Marine Video and Photograph Portal, through which you can view some remote and scientifically fascinating regions of the country as easily as you would a street in Google Maps. Show More Summary

Why were California’s wine country fires so destructive?

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

By Jon Keeley, Research Ecologist, US Geological Survey. Burned area in Santa Rosa, California, Oct. 11, 2017. US Department of Defense As of late October more than a dozen wildfires north of San Francisco had killed more than 40 people, burned approximately 160,000 acres and destroyed more than...

Anticipating aftershocks

(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Researchers from the US Geological Survey and the Southern California Earthquake Center used the Stampede1 and 2 supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to...Show More Summary

Threat Of Devastating 'Supervolcano' Eruption At Yellowstone Is Greater Than Previously Thought

Scientists from the US Geological Survey who breezily informed the public that there’s “nothing to worry about” with regards to the Yellowstone caldera, a supervolcano that should it erupt could cause potentially hundreds of thousands...Show More Summary

Mexico earthquake topples homes and causes fresh alarm

US Geological Survey says 6.2 magnitude quake hit near Juchitan in Oaxaca Some damage in Oaxaca but no immediate reports of new deaths A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge...Show More Summary

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has hit Mexico, and people are posting terrifying photos and videos on social media

A major earthquake rattled Mexico on Tuesday, and the damage appears to be severe. The US Geological Survey pegged the event as a 7.1-magnitude quake that originated about 100 miles southeast of Mexico City. Dramatic shaking appearsShow More Summary

Emerging disease further jeopardizes North American frogs

(US Geological Survey) A deadly amphibian disease called severe Perkinsea infections, or SPI, is the cause of many large-scale frog die-offs in the United States, according to a new study by the US Geological Survey.

Mexico City earthquake: 7.1 magnitude tremors cause buildings to collapse in capital

3 months agoNews : The Lookout

A powerful earthquake has jolted Mexico City - measuring magnitude 7.1 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS) - causing buildings to sway sickeningly on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital. Mexico's...Show More Summary

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