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Nepal asks climbers to clean quake-littered Everest camp

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal is urging climbers on Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, to help remove garbage from a camp abandoned two years ago after an earthquake triggered avalanches killing 18 people, as officials prepare to handle a rush of climbers.

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.

A seismic mapping milestone

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Using advanced modeling and simulation, seismic data generated by earthquakes, and one of the world's fastest supercomputers, a team led by Jeroen Tromp of Princeton University is creating a detailed 3-D picture of Earth's interior. Show More Summary

Using a method from Wall Street to track slow slipping of Earth's crust

(University of Washington) An indicator for stock prices can be used with GPS data to automatically detect slow-slip earthquakes from a single station's observations, offering a new way to monitor seismic activity.

Japanese authorities decry ongoing robot failures at Fukushima

Six years ago, a massive earthquake, consequent tsunami and nuclear crisis struck Japan. International organizations rushed to help the country’s devastated residents, and to figure out how to clean up Fukushima Daiichi, the wrecked nuclear power plant. Show More Summary

Scientists Warn That The Coming California Megaquake Could Plunge Large Portions Of The State Into The Ocean

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, Over the years, many people have been shown that someday a giant earthquake will cause significant portions of California to fall into the ocean. But up until now, most scientists have disputed the idea that this could ever actually happen. Show More Summary

Kaikoura quake may prompt rethink of earthquake hazard models internationally

Last November's magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake was so complex and unusual that it is likely to lead to changes in the way scientists think about earthquake hazards in plate boundary zones worldwide, a new study says.

Satellites shed new light on earthquakes

Satellite radar scans of last year’s earthquake in New Zealand are changing the way we are thinking about earthquake hazards in regions where our planet’s tectonic plates meet.

Study reveals wetlands are susceptible to rapid lowering in elevation during large earthquakes

A California State University, Fullerton faculty-student study shows evidence of abrupt sinking of the wetlands near Seal Beach, Calif., caused by ancient earthquakes that shook the area at least three times in the past 2,000 years—and it could happen again, the researchers say.

Earthquakes could cause California to sink below sea level

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Earthquakes Could Cause California To Sink Below Sea Level Add “sinking below sea level” to California’s list of natural disaster worries. Portions of the Golden State could be at risk of abruptly dropping into the sea during a severe earthquake like the “Big One” scientists have been...

Earthquake hits Indonesia's Bali island, but no casualties

An earthquake has hit Indonesia's resort island of Bali, causing some panic among residents, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Big L.A. earthquake could cause beach areas to sink up to 3 feet in seconds, new study finds

One of Southern California’s most dangerous faults caused land on the Orange County coast to sink between 1½ feet to 3 feet in a matter of seconds during prehistoric earthquakes, according to a new study that suggests the seismic risk is greater than previously believed. “It’s not just a gradual...

Earthquake Stand Up – 2004

Earthquake, comedian, actor and voice artist, known for his recurring role on Everybody Hates Chris, throws down a hilarious set at the Montreal Festival. SUBSCRIBE For More Stand Up: http://bit.ly/1ShFiDP J4L on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1qbX9p0...Show More Summary

Own goal gives Sporting KC 2-1 win over San Jose

Sporting Kansas City picked an own goal in the 89th minute that proved to be the difference in a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night        

Loma Linda: Earthquake Of Magnitude 3.5 Rattles Southern California Residents

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed the occurrence of a magnitude 3.5 earthquake that had its epicenter near the Southern Californian city of Loma Linda. According to KTLA, the earthquake struck the Loma Linda region on Saturday afternoon. Show More Summary

Dissection of the 2015 Bonin deep earthquake

Researchers have been studying the deep earthquake which occurred on May 30, 2015, to the west of Japan's Bonin Islands.

Fukushima Confirmed As 2020 Summer Olympics Baseball Venue

Fukushima prefecture’s Azuma Baseball Stadium will host at least one baseball and softball match during the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tokyo organizing president Yoshiro Mori said on Friday. The prefecture was devastated by an earthquakeShow More Summary

Fukushima confirmed as venue for Tokyo 2020 baseball

Organizers on Friday confirmed that baseball and softball games for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster        

The Big Quake is Coming: Is Portland Prepared?

By Ronald A. Buel of Portland, Oregon. Ronald is a longtime progressive activist in Portland. Prominent geologists say we’re due for a powerful earthquake. Chances are 14-20% that it could hit in the next 50 years, experts say. The expected...Show More Summary

Three earthquakes strike less than 30 minutes apart in Northern, Central California

Three earthquakes shook Northern and Central California on Thursday morning, two of them within two minutes of each other near the town of Avenal in Kings County.

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