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Yellowstone Supervolcano To Erupt In 2 Weeks?

The last major volcanic eruption on U-S soil was Mt.Saint Helens in Washington State in May of 1980, which destroyed 230 square miles of mostly wilderness but some buildings too. 889 more words


USGS report shows how global warming will shift Pacific wind and wave patterns

Study pinpoints impacts to island communities & ecosystems

Staff Report

FRISCO — Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have developed climate models that help show how global warming will change wind and wave patterns, potentially affecting island communities, especially as sea level rises. 563 more words


Colorado Geophysicists Work To Find Cause Of North Texas Quakes

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NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – The chandeliers swing, the pictures tilt and the chair shakes. Then people in Irving wait. 478 more words


Magnitude-5.7 Quake Strikes Humboldt County Coast

A magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck 25 miles southwest of Ferndale, Humboldt County on Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was reported 40 miles southwest of Eureka. 164 more words


Magnitude-5.7 Earthquake Strikes Off Northern California Coast

A magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck off the far Northern California coast on Wednesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor stuck about 1:08 p.m. 136 more words

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Minor Earthquake Shakes Chester County

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Did you feel that? The U.S. Geological Survey says a minor earthquake shook the Philadelphia suburbs over the weekend.

The magnitude 2.7 quake struck between Downingtown and West Chester around 6:25 p.m. 107 more words


Monitoring lava flows with boots on the ground and eyes in the sky

Volcano Watch is a weekly article and activity update written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey`s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. 

This month, our Volcano Watch articles are focusing on how the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) monitors Kīlauea’s June 27th lava flow.  710 more words