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    Why Leighton Buzzard has been hit with three earthquakes in two weeks

    A town has been hit by its third earthquake in two weeks as part of a potential ‘swarm’ of tremors. This morning’s 3.0-magnitude quake in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, sparked a flurry of questions from concerned residents about the cause of the town’s quakes. One asked the British Geological Survey if fracking was responsible for the seismic activity. However, experts denied…

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    Leighton Buzzard hit by two earthquakes in one day

    image captionThe third and fourth earthquake struck on market day in the Bedfordshire town A town in Bedfordshire has experienced two earthquakes in one day. It is the third and fourth time people in Leighton Buzzard have felt tremors in the space of two weeks. The British Geological Survey (BGS) confirmed a 3.0-magnitude earthquake happened just north of the town…

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    Most landslides in western Oregon triggered by heavy rainfall, not big earthquakes

    Environment  |  News releases  |  Research  |  Science September 16, 2020 The Oregon Coast Range seen at sunset.Sean LaHusen Researchers at the University of Washington, Portland State University and the University of Oregon have shown that deep-seated landslides in the central Oregon Coast Range are triggered mostly by rainfall, not by large offshore earthquakes. The open-access paper was published Sept.…

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    Image: Northridge, CA Earthquake Damage

    National Preparedness Month 2020: Earthquakes and Tsunamis

    USGS:  Start with Science The USGS works with many partners to monitor, assess and conduct research on a wide range of natural hazards. USGS science provides policymakers, emergency managers and the public the understanding needed to enhance family and community preparedness, response and resilience. By identifying potential hazard scenarios and using USGS hazards science, federal, state, and local agencies can…

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    Over 90 Earthquakes in 24 Hours Reported Near Yellowstone Lake

    Over 90 Earthquakes in 24 Hours Reported Near Yellowstone Lake

    Seismic activity near Yellowstone Lake has seen a big increase over the past 24 hours. USGS photo YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — The southwest side of Yellowstone Lake, the largest body of water in Yellowstone National Park, is experiencing quite an uptick in seismic activity today, Thursday, September 10. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Yellowstone experiences about 1,500…

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    There Were Actually Two Earthquakes Last Week Near Century : NorthEscambia.com

    The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed Saturday that were actually two earthquakes last Thursday near the Florida/Alabama state line. A magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 10:07 a.m. was centered just south of Old Highway 31 near Pollard, Alabama, or about 4 miles northeast of Century. The quake was felt across a wide area. NorthEscambia.com received hundreds of reports of the ground shaking…

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    A series of earthquakes rattled Baja California on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020.

    Series of earthquakes rattle Baja California, felt across border in San Diego

    A series of earthquakes struck northwestern Mexico early Sunday, rattling portions of the San Diego area across the border, according to officials. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said there was a series of four earthquakes in a 20-minute period near Maneadero, Baja California, located about 120 miles southeast of the U.S.-Mexico Border. The first temblor, a preliminary 4.4 magnitude quake, struck…

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    Earthquakes rumble in Alaska and north of B.C. in Northwest Territories

    While several earthquakes over 4.0-magnitude have been taking place in Alaska, a quake also hit near the Yukon border of the Northwest Territories. Among the quakes took place on August 8 and 9 in Southern Alaska near McCarthy, Alaska, the two most notable were a 3.9- and 4.5-magnitude quake. U.S. Geological Survey Then on August 12, an offshore quake hit…

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    Left: a map of a hydraulic fracturing pad. Right: a depth cross-section of one of the wells.

    Understanding Earthquakes Caused by Hydraulic Fracturing

    Induced seismicity is the process by which human activities trigger an earthquake. Hydraulic fracturing is a technique used by the petroleum industry to create small fractures in rocks with pressurized fluids, allowing for hydrocarbon production. Earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing are important to understand because of their impact as a geohazard, especially in areas that were previously seismically quiet. A…

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    History of Big Earthquakes in North Carolina

    NORTH CAROLINA — Sunday’s 5.1-magnitude earthquake near Sparta, North Carolina, was one of the strongest in the state’s history. Small quakes are not uncommon, especially in the mountains along the border with Tennessee, but people in North Carolina haven’t felt an earthquake this strong for more than 100 years.  On Sunday, the Sparta quake knocked over stone chimneys and some…

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