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Earthquake Strikes Off Tonga

An earthquake, measuring magnitude 5.6, has struck off the northwest coast of the Pacific island nation of Tonga. 78 more words


Air Force ignored memos about rising seas - including those from island where they're building

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❝ The U.S. Air Force is spending nearly $1 billion to build a radar installation that will help keep astronauts and satellites safe by tracking pieces of space junk as small as a baseball.

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Magnitude 5.4 quake shakes eastern Japan, no tsunami warning: USGS

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

TOKYO: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 shook eastern Japan on Thursday (Oct 19) but there were no immediate reports of damage and a tsunami warning was not issued. 60 more words

Current Affairs

2 Bay Area Earthquake Faults Found To Be Connected

LOS ANGELES (CBS SF/AP) — The most dangerous earthquake fault in the San Francisco Bay Area is connected to another, which means both could rupture simultaneously and unleash major devastation, a new study finds. 576 more words


What different types of aerial photographs are available through the USGS?

Here’s the FAQ page from the United States Geological Survey. Here’s an excerpt:

What different types of aerial photographs are available through the USGS?

The aerial photographs date as far back as the 1940’s for the United States and its territories.

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General Interest

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 13, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level raised in concert with summit inflation. 157 more words


Volcano Watch: 2006 Kīholo Bay earthquakes spur monitoring improvements | Hawaii 24/7

Ten years ago shortly after 7 a.m., HST, on Sunday, October 15, 2006, two damaging earthquakes struck off the northwest coast of the Island of Hawai‘i—a magnitude-6.7 earthquake beneath Kīholo Bay … 167 more words