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Drought-stricken California battered by intense rain and winds

Drought-stricken California was battered with intense rain and winds since early Thursday morning, December 11, as well as parts of Oregon and Washington in what US National Weather Service (NWS) office in California forecasted as one of the strongest storms in terms

December 12, 2014

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Biggest storm in nearly a decade to affect Northern California and Oregon, US

Biggest Pacific storm system in nearly a decade is about to bring flooding and mudslide danger for Northern California and Oregon. An atmospheric river of moisture, also known as "Pineapple Express", is tapping moisture from the tropics ahead of round of

December 11, 2014

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Billions of gallons of oil industry wastewater illegally injected into central California aquifers

Almost 3 billion gallons of oil industry wastewater have been illegally dumped into central California aquifers that supply drinking water and farming irrigation, according to state documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity. The wastewater entered the aq

October 16, 2014

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Remnants of Hurricane "Norbert" produced record breaking rainfall in U.S. Southwest

Record breaking rainfall produced by the remnants of former Hurricane "Norbert" drenched much of the U.S. Southwest on September 8, 2014. Flash flooding in southern Arizona resulted in deaths of two people. Massive rainfall and flash flooding was also seen in

September 09, 2014

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Cuyama Valley groundwater depleted twice as fast than it naturally recharges, California

In California's Cuyama Valley, Santa Barbara County, groundwater is the sole source for agricultural, domestic and municipal water use. However, a new water availability report from USGS warns that groundwater there is being depleted twice as fast than it

August 16, 2014

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Geologic evidence of past tsunamis in California

An extensive sedimentary deposit formed by a tsunami in 1946 was recently discovered at Pillar Point Marsh near Half Moon Bay, California. While there were photos and eyewitness accounts of the tsunami and resulting damage at the time, finding the tangible evidence in t

May 21, 2014

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Very strong and shallow earthquake M 6.9 struck off the coast of Northern California, USA

A strong and shallow earthquake struck off the coast of Eureka, Northern California on March 10, 2014 at 05:18 UTC (09:18 p.m. PDT on March 9, 2014). Epicenter was located 77 km (48 miles) WNW of Ferndale, and 81 km (50 miles) W

March 10, 2014

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California experiencing its worst drought in over a century

USGS is reporting that the lack of precipitation throughout California for the much of the past three months has only exacerbated the dryness and is causing varying degrees of low levels of streamflow in the northern two-thirds of the state. Low

February 18, 2014

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Severe winter storm hits Northeast US, heavy snow warnings for the Oregon Cascades and the California Sierras

An unusually heavy winter storm set up on Monday night over southwestern Kansas peaked over Kansas City on Tuesday, February 4, bringing heavy snow and disrupting traffic. The system moved through the central United States and headed north-east into

February 06, 2014

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Extreme drought in California

On January 17, 2014, amid California's driest year on record, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in the state. Rivers and water reservoirs in California are dangerously low after the driest years on record. "Today I'm

January 23, 2014

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20 years after devastating M6.7 Northridge earthquake, Los Angeles

At 4:30 on the morning of January 17, 1994, some 10 million people in the Los Angeles region of southern California were awakened by the shaking of an earthquake. The earthquake, named for its epicenter in the town of Northridge, was a magnitude 6.7 (M = 6.7,

January 17, 2014

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Changing landscapes of Santa Rosa Island, California

Have the ecosystems of California's Channel Islands changed over the decades? A project matching archival photos with modern images is offering USGS and National Park Service researchers a time machine to look into the past. USGS Western Ecological Research

September 22, 2013

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Massive wildfire still raging near Palm Springs, California

A wildfire that broke out in a remote part of the Los Padres National Forest, California (US), on July 15 is still spreading. Evacuations have started on the first day as flames consumed over 500 acres of trees and brush within several hours. Air tankers and

July 21, 2013

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Increased seismic activity at Mount Shasta in northern California, US

Mount Shasta volcano showed signs of elevated seismicity since June 11, 2013. The volcano typically displays a relatively low rate of earthquake occurrence. Earthquake-Report connects the recent uptick in seismicity at Mount Shasta, the Greenville earthquake

June 23, 2013

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Californian shores witness mysterious mass stranding of sea lion pups

A worrying large number of dehydrated and emaciated sea lions are washing ashore Central and Southern Californian coastline from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Hundreds of these sick sea lion have been admitted to rescue centers so far and rescue groups are reporting

March 18, 2013

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Strong earthquake M 6.4 struck of the coast of Baja California, USA

Strong earthquake with recorded magnitude 6.4 struck off the west coast of Baja California on December 14, 2012 at 10:36 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 262 km (162 miles) SSW of Avalon, California and 268 km (166 miles) WSW of Rosarito, Mexico at

December 14, 2012

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Climate change affecting overall weather patterns and could affect water availability in California

In a recent article published on University of California, MERCED website researchers say California won’t see a superstorm like Hurricane Sandy because the Pacific Ocean is too cold to feed that kind of weather system, but weather can have comparable extreme

November 03, 2012

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A chunk of meteor that exploded over Bay Area last week found in Novato

A chunk of meteor that exploded over Bay Area, California, was found in the backyard of Lisa Webber home on Sunday, October 21, 2012. Peter Jenniskens, a leading meteor hunter at the Seti Institute in Mountain View, confirmed that the space rock was indeed debris from

October 22, 2012

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Aeromagnetic survey of Long Valley and Mono Basin volcanic areas announced

USGS volcanologists and geophysicists plan to conduct the first comprehensive, high-resolution airborne magnetic survey of the rock layers under Mono Basin and Long Valley, on the east side of the Sierra Nevada in California next week.Residents and visitors should

October 15, 2012

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California earthquake swarm precursors August 26, 2012

Strong earthquake swarm in Southern California may indicate a valid precursor relationship linking to past seismic activity in the area which are highlighted in this short video.Earthquake migration, kinetic energy transfer through tectonic plates, Newtons Cradle,

August 27, 2012

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Swarm of earthquakes rattled southern California

More than 210 earthquakes hit state of California on Sunday with the strongest measured 5.5. The earthquakes were felt as far away as San Diego, Temecula and San Clemente. The first quake occurred about three miles northwest of Brawley, registered as magnitude

August 27, 2012

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Global seismic unrest - Two moderate earthquakes offshore Northern California

According to USGS a 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit offshore Northern California on July 21, 2012 at 1:52 UTC. Recorded depth was 10 km and epicenter located 108 km (67 miles) W (274°) from Petrolia, CA at 40.382°N,

July 21, 2012

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San Pedro landslide - Sections of road fell into the ocean

Heavy rains two days ago caused a  274 metre section of the road near San Pedro, south of Los Angeles crumbled and fell into the Pacific Ocean, leaving a gaping hole in a cliffside.The road had already been closed to pedestrians and vehicle traffic after cracks

November 22, 2011

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Big Spring, Texas to recycle urine

The drought in Texas has gotten so severe municipal water managers have turned to a once untenable idea: recycling sewage water. Water for the town's 27,000 residents comes through the Colorado River Municipal Water District, which has broken ground on a plant to

August 05, 2011

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Swarm of earthquakes rattles Gulf of California

Swarm of earthquakes rattles Gulf of California with strongest recorded as 5.9 magnitude according to USGS with epicentre 86 km (53 miles) SW of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico at depth of 10.2 km (6.3 miles). Nine earthquakes was above magnitude 5. SCSN Recent

July 26, 2011