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N.J. Earthquake Rocks Several Areas on Friday Morning

A N.J. earthquake rocked several areas about 35 miles outside of New York City on Friday morning. It was about 3:41 a.m. when the 2.7 magnitude earthquake struck approximately two miles north of Bernardsville, N.J. USGS geophysicist Zachery Reeves said the initial report came in from 78 people. Stuart Heiser was in N.J. visiting family in Morris Plains when the …

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Michigan Earthquake on Tuesday Registers 3.3 Magnitude

A Michigan earthquake that rattled the state on Tuesday registered 3.3 on the richter scale.The United States Geological Survey, or USGS, has confirmed that the earthquake struck Michigan about seven miles NE of Union City in Calhoun County, at about 11:42 a.m. Local station WNEM in Michigan reports that the earthquake is believed to be an aftershock from one that …

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Mexico Earthquake Hits Coast And Capital City

An earthquake hit the pacific coast of Mexico at 1:00 PM EST on Thursday, leaving residents of Mexico City startled but unharmed. The earthquake registered a 6.4 on the Richter scale with an epicenter located in the state of Guerrero, 117 miles north of Mexico City — but city residents still felt the impact. Mayor Crisoforo Otero Heredia of Tecpan …

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Chile Aftershock Registers Magnitude 7.6

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 7.6 aftershock rattled Chile’s northern coast late Wednesday night, triggering a tsunami warning for regions of that country and Peru. The significant tremor came after an April 1st magnitude 8.2 quake generated a tsunami which produced 6.9 foot waves. The initial quake hit at 23:46 UTC off the coast of Chile, and …

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California Earthquake: A Bullet Dodged, but Threat Remains

The 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Eureka, California on Sunday may be over, but scientists say that Northern California will remain under threat for many years to come. The Cascadia subduction zone in the Pacific Northwest continues to be a hot spot of geological activity, and may some day cause great damage to the region. Sunday wasn’t the first time …

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Satellites Help Pinpoint the Coldest Spot on Earth

With temperatures in the U.S. plunging this week, researchers have found a way to make the snow-packed streets of the east coast seem like a tropical paradise. Scientists at the American Geophysical Union meeting this week in San Francisco unveiled research that has pinpointed the coldest place on Earth. The location is, of course, in Antarctica, on a high ridge …

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5.3-Magnitude Earthquake near Fukushima

An earthquake that registered as a 5.3-magnitude on the Richter scale was detected at 17:25 GMT today, according to a statement made by the United States Geological Service (USGS). Currently the ‘USGS’ and organizations like the ‘Japan Meteorological Society’ and the analysts at ‘The Weather Channel’ aren’t in complete agreement as to the size of the quake – both of …

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Sumatra Earthquake Causes Deaths, Injuries

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Tuesday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred in the Aceh reagion at the northern end of the island, around 34 miles from the city of Bireun. The quake occurred at an estimated depth of 6.2 miles and was followed by two aftershock quakes later this morning, …

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Hawaii: 5.3 Earthquake Hits Just Off Big Island

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Hawaii’s Big Island this week. The rumble occurred at around 2 pm local time, and hit just 34 miles off the southeastern coast of Pahala, Hawaii. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, residents throughout the Big Island reported feeling light to moderate shaking during the quake, and even some residents on Maui reported feeling …

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8.2 Quake Hits Eastern Russia, No Deaths Reported

A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck in the Sea of Okhotsk of Friday. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the quake was located just off the coast of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, in the far eastern part of the country. The massive quake was followed by a smaller (but still very large) magnitude 6.8 aftershock further out …

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6.8 Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has hit Papua new Guinea. This is the second large earthquake to hit around the world in as many days. The U.S. Geological Survey, (USGS) is reporting that the 6.6 magnitude earthquake was centered 18 km to the Southeast of Aitape, Papua New Guinea. Aitape is a small town on the northern coast of Papua New …

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Gyroscope Failure Signals the End For Landsat 5 Satellite

In case you missed it during the end-of-the-year holiday madness, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have announced the end of the longest-running Earth observing satellite mission in history. The Landsat 5 mission has been orbiting Earth and recording global land change for over 29 years. Though the satellite (which was only designed for a five-year life-span) has been …

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