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U.S. Government Confirms That Fracking Absolutely Does Cause Earthquakes

Despite repeated denials on the part of the oil and gas industry over the last decade, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced yesterday what nearly everyone already believed… 193 more words

Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Hits Off Northern California Coast

EUREKA (CBS SF ) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean near Eureka.

The USGS says the quake’s epicenter was located 162 miles west of Eureka at 5:34 p.m. 127 more words


Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

LOS ANGELES (AP) – With the evidence coming in from one study after another, scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the U.S. 784 more words


Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands East Of Australia

SOLOMON ISLANDS (CBS SF ) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck the Solomon Islands east of Australia Wednesday afternoon. 131 more words


Perils of Data-based Birding

As a birder-scientist, not only do I have the joys of exploring farmlands and forests for novel encounters, but I also have the “joys” of exploring fields…. 677 more words


Quake, Tsunami Threat From Ventura Fault May Force Redraw Of Hazard Maps

VENTURA (CBSLA.com/AP) — Scientists say the earthquake fault that runs through the coastal city of Ventura can produce strong shaking and dangerous tsunamis, prompting state officials to study whether to revise hazard maps. 162 more words


Study Links Texas Quakes To Gas Drilling

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WASHINGTON (AP) – With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection. 539 more words