Earthquakes

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Kansas; Other States Possible Affected

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook portions of Kansas on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The center of the quake was roughly 3 miles from Hutchinson.       
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Repairs To California Naval Facility After Quakes Estimated At $5 Billion

The earthquakes that struck California last month caused more than $5 billion worth of damage to Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, a large military installation located in China Lake, California, approximately three miles north of Ridgecrest,...
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20 Years After Deadly Quake, Istanbul Ill-prepared For 'big One'

Twenty years after a devastating earthquake ravaged the northwest of Turkey, Istanbulites live with the knowledge that another "Big One" is unavoidable, and that their city of 16 million is not prepared.
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Making Sense Of A '7.1' Earthquake

The fault underneath the town of Ridgecrest, California, has no name because scientists did not discover it until the 7.1 magnitude earthquake it produced on July 5.
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Analyzing Past Earthquakes May Be Key To Predicting Future Activity

With the recent earthquakes in early July in southern California, it is more important than ever to be able to accurately predict when and where the next one will occur. A researcher at Missouri S&T is working to do just that by studying past...

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Early Seismic Waves Hold The Clue To The Power Of The Main Temblor

Scientists will be able to predict earthquake magnitudes earlier than ever before thanks to new research by Marine Denolle, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS).

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Earthquake Or Underground Explosion?

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group of National Nuclear Security Administration scientists, have wrapped up years of field experiments to improve the United States' ability to differentiate earthquakes from underground...

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Earthquake Or Underground Explosion?

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group of National Nuclear Security Administration scientists, have wrapped up years of field experiments to improve the United States' ability to differentiate earthquakes from underground...

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Experiments Help Differentiate Between Nuclear Tests And Natural Events

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group of National Nuclear Security Administration scientists, have wrapped up years of field experiments to improve the United States' ability to differentiate earthquakes from underground...

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6.1-magnitude Earthquake Hits Northwest Off Pacific Nation Of Tonga - Usgs

Tonga is in the Ring of Fire, a large area in the Pacific Ocean where the majority of the world's earthquakes occur.

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Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Hits Southwestern Iran - Reports

Iran's seismology center said that a 5.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the southwestern part of the country early on Monday, AP reported.
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California Hospitals Question 2030 Earthquake Standards

A Southern California hospital spent $72 million on a building designed to do two things after an earthquake: stay standing and stay open.

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At Least 1 Killed, 4 Injured In Indonesia Earthquake - Reports

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Friday.
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‘rhymes With Duck’: Chris Hayes Breaks Down How Trumpism ‘stained’ Republicans — Even In...

MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes on Friday reported on the “political earthquake in Trump country” as more and more Republicans are choosing to retire rather than share the ballot with President Donald Trump in 2020. “Amidst all the angsty...
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Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.0-magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Indonesian Island Of Sumatra - Usgs

A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
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Quake Hits Off Indonesia Coast; No Major Damage Reported

Indonesian authorities lifted a tsunami alert issued after a strong earthquake that hit off the coast of Java island Friday, swaying buildings as far away as the capital and rattling nerves in coastal areas but not causing widespread damage.The U.S....
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Are Marsquakes Anything Like Earthquakes? Nasa Is About To Find Out.

A new spacecraft that's due to land soon on Mars will investigate why and how much the red planet rumbles.
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Twitter Erupts As Gop’s Lone Black Rep, Trump Critic Will Hurd, Announces Departure: ‘an...

Texas Congressman Will Hurd, whose represents a district whose boundary is the longest in the country along the U.S.-Mexico border, just announced he will be retiring in 2020 and the news sent shock-waves through political Twitter. Hurd is the...
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Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Shakes Chile

A strong earthquake hit off the coast of central Chile on Thursday, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.8 quake struck at 2:28 p.m. local time (19:28 GMT) and was centered 59...
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Faint Foreshocks Foretell California Quakes

New research mining data from a catalog of more than 1.8 million southern California earthquakes found that nearly three-fourths of the time, foreshocks signalled a quake's readiness to strike from days to weeks before the the mainshock hit, a...

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