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May 4, 2014
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California Faults Moved Quietly After Baja Quake

A new NASA study finds that a major 2010 earthquake in northern Mexico triggered quiet, non-shaking motions on several Southern California faults that released as much energy as a magnitude 4.9 to 5.3 earthquake. The quiet motion associated with the … Continue reading

March 7, 2013
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Comet to Make Close Flyby of Red Planet in October 2014

Comet 2013 A1 (Siding Spring) will make a very close approach to Mars in October 2014. The latest trajectory of comet 2013 A1 (Siding Spring) generated by the Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., … Continue reading

February 4, 2013
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Small Asteroid to Whiz Past Earth Safely

The small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on February 15, so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites. NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office can accurately predict the asteroid’s … Continue reading

November 7, 2012
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New Evidence Shows Power of East Coast Earthquakes

Virginia Earthquake Triggered Landslides at Great Distances Earthquake shaking in the eastern United States can travel much farther and cause damage over larger areas than previously thought. U.S. Geological Survey scientists found that last year’s magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Virginia … Continue reading

October 14, 2012
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What Will You Do If an Earthquake Hits?

Join the Great ShakeOut on October 18, 2012, to prepare The Central Virginia Seismic Zone, it’s called, and it sometimes shakes everything in sight. As long ago as 1774, people in central Virginia felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from … Continue reading

September 2, 2012
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Finding Faults

Delaware Geological Survey discovers evidence of past earthquakes Delaware Geological Survey (DGS) scientists have uncovered hard proof of faults in northern Delaware, indicating the occurrence of earthquakes millions of years ago. The geologic evidence turned up in sediment samples removed … Continue reading

May 27, 2012
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Landmark Volcano Study Brings to Life Huge Alaska Eruption on its Centennial

MENLO PARK, Calif. – 100 years ago, in June 1912, the most powerful volcanic eruption of the 20th century took place in what is now Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve. This massive volcanic event once again comes alive for … Continue reading

May 7, 2012
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First-of-its-Kind Study Reveals Surprising Ecological Effects of 2010 Chile Earthquake

Long-forgotten coastal habitats reappeared, species unseen for years returned The reappearance of long-forgotten habitats and the resurgence of species unseen for years may not be among the expected effects of a natural disaster. Yet that’s exactly what researchers found in … Continue reading