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  • Haiti Dominates Earthquake Fatalities in 2010

    While the U.S. Geological Survey recorded 22 magnitude-7 or larger earthquakes in 2010, almost all the fatalities were produced by one — the major quake that hit Haiti on Jan. 12. In 2010, about 227,000 people were killed due to earthquakes, with over 222,570 from the magnitude-7.0 Haiti event, as reported by the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. According to ...

  • QuakeFinder Completes Major Expansion of Earthquake Sensor Network

    QuakeFinder, a private research organization dedicated to development of a system for forecasting major earthquakes, today announced that it has completed a major expansion of its network of instruments designed to detect electromagnetic signals that precede earthquakes. The QuakeFinder network now consists of more than 75 instruments, mainly located in California, and with smaller installations ...


    By Quake Finder

  • Oklahoma geology group links earthquakes to oil waste wells

    The Oklahoma Geological Survey said Tuesday it is "very likely" that most of the state's recent earthquakes were triggered by the subsurface injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations. Geologists have been studying the cause of hundreds of earthquakes that have shaken the homes and the nerves of residents in central and north-central Oklahoma, where the pace of oil and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Wastewater Disposal Likely Induced February 2016 Magnitude 5.1 Oklahoma Earthquake

    Distant wastewater disposal wells likely induced the third largest earthquake in recent Oklahoma record, the Feb. 13, 2016, magnitude 5.1 event roughly 32 kilometers northwest of Fairview, Oklahoma. These findings from the U.S. Geological Survey are available in the online edition of Geophysical Research Letters. At ...

  • Students from earthquake-ravaged Haiti to receive scholarships from purdue and the Voila Foundation

    Two students from Haiti will receive scholarships to study earth science at Purdue University as part of a long-term effort to educate the next generation of scientists about the earthquake hazards faced by that nation. Purdue and the Voila Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, are partnering to fund three years of graduate study for two students selected by a committee from the State ...

  • 2011 - Year with highest catastrophe-related economic losses in history

    According to preliminary estimates from Swiss Re's sigma team, total insured losses for the global insurance industry from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters reached USD 108 billion in 2011. This is more than double the figure of USD 48 billion in 2010. Claims from natural catastrophes alone reached USD 103 billion in 2011, compared to only USD 43 billion last year. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Scientists Deploy Seismographs in Napa Valley

    As the second anniversary of the August 24, 2014 South Napa earthquake approaches, U.S. Geological Survey scientists and volunteers, along with faculty and students from California State University, East Bay ...

  • States Confront Worries About Fracking, Quakes

    Earthquakes used to be almost unheard of on the vast stretches of prairie that unfold across Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. But in recent years, temblors have become commonplace. Oklahoma recorded nearly 150 of them between January and the start of May. Most were too weak to cause serious damage or endanger lives. Yet they've rattled nerves and raised suspicions that the shaking might be ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japan quake refuels India`s nuclear project debate

    The unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan has reignated the debate over a project to build the world's largest nuclear power plant in Jaitapur, on India's western coast. Amid protests by environmental activists, as well as Jaitapur residents, India's environment minister Jairam Ramesh cleared the 9,900 megawatt project in November 2010. Japan's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa facility, currently the world’s ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • SAIC to provide additional tsunami buoys to Australia

    Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a contract by Australia's Bureau of Meteorology to produce and deliver four SAIC Tsunami Buoy (STB) systems. The contract includes options for production and delivery of an additional five buoys that may be exercised at the bureau's discretion. SAIC is licensed by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...


  • Mixed readiness for tsunamis in the Caribbean

    The Caribbean region is working hard to prepare for tsunamis, but has more to do, a workshop heard last week (13-15 May). Around 75 per cent of the region’s countries have emergency plans, delegates were told at the Ninth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Oklahoma is Latest State to prevent Local Fracking Bans

    Oklahoma cities and counties would no longer be able to ban hydraulic fracturing - a process commonly called fracking - or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries under a bill signed into law on Friday by Gov. Mary Fallin. Pushed hard by the oil and gas industry, but fiercely opposed by municipalities and environmental groups, the bill specifically prohibits cities or towns from ...


    By Associated Press

  • Tohoku Tsunami Created Icebergs in Antarctica

    A NASA scientist and her colleagues were able to observe for the first time the power of an earthquake and tsunami to break off large icebergs a hemisphere away. Kelly Brunt, a cryosphere specialist at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, ...

  • DOE US$78m fund to promote enhanced geothermal systems

    At the National Geothermal Conference in Reno, Nev., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy Steve Chalk announced the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) awards under a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for research, development and demonstration of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) for next-generation geothermal energy technologies.  Subject to annual appropriations, the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EOS Remediation Strategic Alliance with Chemical Grouting Company and Hayward Baker

    EOS Remediation (EOS), Raleigh, NC announces the formation of a Strategic Alliance with Chemical Grouting Co., Ltd. (CG Co.), Tokyo, Japan, and Hayward Baker (HB), Hanover, MD: for the commercialization of the BioJet™ Technology.  This co-patent-pending (US and Japan) technology developed jointly by EOS and CG Co. is the product of 8 years of extensive research and development.  ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Clinton Urges Congressional Hearings on Yucca Mountain

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2007 (ENS) - Senator Hillary Clinton of New York Friday called for congressional hearings on Yucca Mountain, the proposed geologic repository for the nation's nuclear waste about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. The Democratic presidential hopeful says she wants the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, on which she serves, to pressure the U.S. ...

  • New York Seeks to Block Nuclear Plant License Renewal

    New York state officials took their battle against relicensing of the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant on the Hudson River to another level today. New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, and Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano have submitted documents asking the federal government to deny the relicensing of Indian Point sought by owner-operator Entergy ...

  • Written Ministerial Statement by Edward Davey: Exploration for shale gas

    Edward Davey, Secretary of State for energy and climate change Shale gas development has been of increasing importance in the US for some years, but exploration has only just begun in the UK. The potential of producing shale gas from a suitable formation can only be established by fracturing the rock, and it happens that the fracturing of the first shale gas well in the UK, at Preese Hall ...

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