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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Rio Dell, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon 20 miles from Rio Dell, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:19 p.m. PST at a depth of 11.8 miles.

Oklahoma Shakes: Earthquakes And Their Connection To The Oil Industry

Who has the worst job in the world? My choice this week is Austin Holland, the state seismologist for the state of Oklahoma. For years, this must have been a very sleepy job, tantamount to having a job studying coastal erosion in Iowa. But then Oklah...

Haiti's Road to Recovery

Five years later, the devastation of the Haiti earthquake can still be felt throughout the country. Cities are densely packed and the construction of new buildings is progressing slowly after approximately $8 billion in damages were done to the city, leaving about 1.5 million people homeless. Show More Summary

HMM: Oklahoma worries over swarm of earthquakes and connection to oil industry. But Connecticut …

HMM: Oklahoma worries over swarm of earthquakes and connection to oil industry. But Connecticut is also experiencing swarms of small earthquakes, and it doesn’t have an oil industry. Could it just be better detection technology, noticing swarms that were always there, but previously unnoted?

A.M. Links: Hillary Clinton Delays 2016 Campaign, Obamacare Tax Penalty Comes Due, Earthquake Hits Northern California

2 days agoNews : Reason

Due to the lack of strong primary competition from fellow Democrats, Hillary Clinton may delay the official start of her 2016 White House campaign, which was initially set to begin in April. Millions of Americans will be required to pay an Obamacare tax penalty to the I.R.S. Show More Summary

Oakham, Rutland Earthquake 28/01/15 Recorded at Keele, UK.

A moderate (for the UK) M3.8 earthquake occurred last night near Oakham in Rutland, England. The recording above made at the University of Keele on our 6TD seismometer shows the three-components of ground motion (up-down; north-south; east-west) and nicely shows the arrival of P-waves and S-waves. Our record from our SEP-1 school’s seismometer is not [...]

Oklahoma worries over swarm of earthquakes and connection to oil industry

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

GUTHRIE, Okla. – The earthquakes come nearly every day now, cracking drywall, popping floor tiles and rattling kitchen cabinets. On Monday, three quakes hit this historic land-rush town in 24 hours, booming and rumbling like the end of the world.Read full article >>

Magnitude 5.7 quake hits off northern California coast

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck just offshore of northern California on Wednesday, rattling a wide coastal area below the Oregon border, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but local officials said no major damage or injuries were reported. Show More Summary

?5.7 earthquake shakes Northern California coast

2 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

No immediate reports of damage or injuries, no threat of tsunami

Magnitude 5.7 quake hits off northern California coast: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck off the coast of northern California on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, initially reported as a weaker magnitude 5.1, was quite shallow at only 10.7 miles (17.2 km) below the seabed, the USGS said. Show More Summary

5.8 earthquake strikes off Northern California

A 5.8 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon, 25 miles from Ferndale, Calif. near Euerka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Texas Town at Center of Latest Earthquake Swarm Questions Fracking Impact

January has been a shaky month for Irving, Texas. Twelve earthquakes rattled the city during a 48-hour period at the end of the first week of the new year. “It was very scary. I was at my job on the 4th floor in a cubicle surrounded by glass,” Tonya Rochelle Tatum, a loan specialist who works in Irving, told DeSmogBlog. Show More Summary

Court Will Decide If Fracking Companies Can Be Held Responsible For Earthquakes

The decision could really shake up the way fracking companies do business. The post Court Will Decide If Fracking Companies Can Be Held Responsible For Earthquakes appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Architecture for Humanity, Disaster Relief Nonprofit, Closes Suddenly

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

After a massive earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the San Francisco–based nonprofit Architecture for Humanity moved in.

Another aftershock to last summer's Duncan M=5.3 earthquake

It looks like we had another aftershock from last June's magnitude 5.3 earthquake near Duncan, along the New Mexico border. The magnitude 3.4 event occurred at 3:22 p.m. local time on Sunday. [Right, orange star marks epicenter. Credit, USGS]

The Greeks Have Taken Responsibility

Greece is undergoing a political earthquake; a historic change in political direction that leaves its marks on collective and individual memory. It has been one of those nights that everyone will remember how and where it took place; one of those rare times we experience, if fortunate enough, once in a lifetime. Show More Summary

Helping a Child Comprehend and Cope with Catastrophe

The emotional effects on children of a large-scale catastrophe or disaster, such as the recent earthquake in Haiti, can be tremendous. Even though this tragedy was not on our home turf, our children can feel especially helpless when they see images of homeless and injured Haitian children and orphans on the news. Show More Summary

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