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Strong quake of 6.9 magnitude hits Russia's far east: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 struck near Komandorskiye Ostrava in Russia's far east on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

How You Can Get Every U.S. Topo Map for Free–Easily

National Geographic unlocks its vault of USGS maps, in home printer format, at a cost of nada

Wikileaks ReleasesTrove of CIA Hacking Tools

Wikileaks released a trove of documents about CIA hacking tools used to break into "smartphones, computers and even Internet-connected televisions." What it means (according to Edward Snowden)"[it's the]first public evidence [of]USG secretly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Quake of 6.5 magnitude strikes off Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude struck off the south coast of Papua New Guinea on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Could Artificial Earthquakes Trigger Disaster? Oklahoma's Risk "Now Equal To That Of San Francisco"

Via Mac Slavo of SHTFPlan.com, While Oklahoma has had a handful of notable earthquakes over the past century, it was essentially never an earthquake state. And rightfully so, given that the USGS and other officials, up until quite recently,...Show More Summary

Daily API RoundUp: Oracle, Burner, Virool, Sportradar, USGS

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.

Quake of 6.3 magnitude strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

USG: an open source anti-BadUSB hardware firewall for your USB port

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

BadUSB is bad news: malware that targets the firmware in your USB port's embedded system, bypassing the OS, antivirus software and other countermeasures. (more…)

Here’s Where Americans Can Expect Earthquakes to Cause the Most Damage in 2017

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The USGS has issued its now annual seismic-hazard forecast for the central and eastern United States. The updated maps, which highlight both natural and human-induced earthquakes, show that millions of Americans are likely to feel the earth shake beneath their feet over the next 12 months. Read more...

The 2017 earthquake forecast predicts that man-made quakes will continue to shake the country

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) announced a new earthquake forecast on Wednesday, highlighting areas in the country that can expect to shake in the next year. The USGS' 2017 earthquake damage forecast. Comparison in earthquake damage forecast in Oklahoma between 2016 and 2017. Show More Summary

Oklahama's earthquake threat now equals California's due to man-made temblors, USGS says

The earthquake risk for Oklahoma and southern Kansas is expected to remain significant in 2017, threatening 3 million people with seismic events that can produce damaging shaking, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey forecast released Wednesday. The seismic risk is forecast to be so high that...

Oklahoma faces continued risk of quakes linked to drilling: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Parts of Oklahoma and Kansas are likely to experience damaging earthquakes as a result of oil and gas industry activity in 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday in its second annual forecast of natural and human-caused seismic risk.

State Department Tweets Congratulating Oscar-Winning Iranian Director, Then Deletes It

4 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

A State Department spokeswoman told Reuters they "removed the post to avoid any misperception that the USG (U.S. government) endorsed the comments made in the acceptance speech.

Fracking fluid is leaking more often than we thought — and that’s not good

last monthNews : The Raw Story

And that’s not great Kelly Malony, USGS Shale gas drill rigging at night in Pennsylvania. Hydraulic fracture oil and gas wells spill pretty often, according to a recent study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. That study, along with a companion paper which appeared in the...

USGS Publication: 'State of the Salton Sea—A Science & Monitoring Meeting of Scientists for the Salton Sea' and More!

last monthUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Tim Smith sent me notice of this 2017 USGS publication, State of the Salton Sea—A Science and Monitoring Meeting of Scientists for the Salton Sea by Douglas A. Barnum, Timothy Bradley, Michael Cohen, Bruce Wilcox, and Gregor Yanega. The workshop was held in September 2014, so this publication is about...

Weather experts say signs of early spring may not be a good thing

Spring is expected to arrive at least two to three weeks early for many in the U.S, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, or USGS. Read more...

Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes Lake Tanganyika area: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck the southern area of Lake Tanganyika early on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.1, was in a national park area in northern Zambia close to Lake Tanganyika. Show More Summary

Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes Lake Tanganyika area: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck the southern area of Lake Tanganyika early on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Small earthquake shakes northwest Washington state

(Reuters) - An 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck northwest Washington state on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Magnificent Mount Saint Helens Photos, Part 6

We continue our exploration of the USGS photograph database. In this edition, we have some truly spectacular summer eruption photos -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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