Articles tagged "usgs"

Sikkim landslide

USGS Landslide Photo Library - copyright free, high-resolution images of landslides

Lynn Highland, a geographer with the Landslide Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is joining the USGS Library in a project to compile an archive of copyright free, high-resolution (if possible) photographs of all aspects of landslides. These contributed

January 30, 2013

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M5.5 earthquake hits Trinidad area, Colorado, the largest in almost 40 years

The largest earthquake to strike Colorado in almost 40 years has shaken hundreds of people near the New Mexico border. The magnitude 5.5 (later downgraded to 5.3) earthquake was recorded at 05:46 UTC on August 23, 2011, 15 km (9 miles) WSW of Trinidad, Colorado and...

August 23, 2011

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6.2 earthquake hits off the east coast of Japan

According to USGS an earthquake magnitude 6.2 hit 304 km (188 miles) E of Iwaki, 349 km (216 miles) ESE of Sendai, 418 km (259 miles) ENE of Tokyo, Japan (36.776°N, 143.773°E) on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 09:44:07 PM. Epicentre was located at depth of 10 km (6.2

August 18, 2011

Israel quake

Rare undersea earthquake rattles Israel

A relatively rare, moderate earthquake struck near the coast of Israel and the Gaza Strip on Sunday.According to  United States Geological Survey (USGS) earthquake measured 4.1 magnitude struck  71 km (44 miles) NW of Tel Aviv-Yafo, 80 km (49 miles) WSW of Haifa,

August 07, 2011

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Arkansas fault is longer than previous thought

Geologists say a fault in central Arkansas where hundreds of earthquakes have been recorded in recent months is longer and potentially more destructive than initially believed. Scientists had thought the fault is 3.7 miles long. Now they estimate it to be 6 to 7.5

March 10, 2011