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Quake magnitude 6.5 reported off coast of Northern California: USGS 

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 was reported off the coast of Northern California on Thursday but there were no immediate reports of damage in the nearest town, officials said. 392 more words

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Tsunami warnings end after powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Solomon Islands

A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands in the early hours of Friday morning local time.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) the quake’s epicentre was 63 kilometres south west of Kirakira, with a depth of 40 kilometres. 217 more words

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Strong earthquake strikes off California coast

A strong earthquake struck off the California coast early Thursday morning.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake’s epicentre was 165 kilometres off the coast of Ferndale with a shallow depth of 10 kilometres. 172 more words

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Polar bears that didn't die from recent sea ice loss will die in 35 yrs, say 'sperts

Yesterday, the DailyMail (among others) was suckered into running virtually the same story The Guardian (among others) hyped last year about this time. 592 more words

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6.4 Magnitude Quake Strikes Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (CBS SF) — A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Northern Sumatra, Indonesia on Tuesday.

The quake struck at about 2:03 pm PST, and was 6 miles north of the city of Reuleuet , just off Aceh province, according to the U.S. 32 more words

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USGS Records 5 Earthquakes Overnight In Northern Oklahoma

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PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded five small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 3.9 temblor near Pawnee where the state’s largest earthquake was recorded in September. 119 more words

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@USGS: Assessment of Moderate- and High-Temperature Geothermal Resources of the United States

Here’s the release from the USGS:

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently completed an assessment of our Nation’s geothermal resources. Geothermal power plants are currently operating in six states: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah.

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