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US Geological Survey


A brain drain among government scientists bogs down Biden’s climate ambitions

August 02, 2021 2:22 pm

President Donald Trump’s battle against climate science — his appointees undermined federal studies, fired scientists and drove many experts to quit or retire — continues to reverberate six months into the Biden administration.

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes southwestern Iran

April 18, 2021 1:28 pm

Iranian state television alerted on its broadcast, saying it was a 5.9 magnitude. A second aftershock quake of 4.5 magnitude followed it.

World's beaches are being eroded in protected marine areas

July 19, 2018 2:01 pm

The results showed that beaches in Australia and Africa are experiencing more erosion than growth, a process scientists call accretion.

Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits off New Caledonia: US Geological Survey

October 31, 2017 8:28 am

There was no immediate tsunami warning issued by the Pacific from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.

Earthquake hits off North Korea but experts rule out nuke test

July 13, 2017 4:08 pm

First off, the quake was centered far offshore and very deep while North Korea's past nuclear tests were conducted on land. The quake struck 187 kilometers (116 miles) southeast of the northern port city of Chongjin. The epicenter was 559 kilometers (347 miles) below the seabed.

Two 6.8-magnitude quakes strike off Solomon Islands: US Geological Survey

May 23, 2015 10:28 am

The Solomons have been rocked by several quakes of 6.0-magnitude or higher in recent days, with the most recent a 6.0 magnitude quake which hit the islands early on Friday.

Earthquake rattles southern Greece, capital city

August 29, 2014 11:18 am

Greece lies in a highly seismically active part of the Mediterranean, but most quakes cause no damage or injuries.

Strong earthquake in west Iran, at least 250 feared injured

August 18, 2014 6:43 pm

In April last year, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Iran and neighbouring Pakistan, killing 40 people.

Powerful 7.3 quake hits off Papua New Guinea: USGS

April 11, 2014 1:58 pm

The quake hit at a depth of 54 kilometres at around the same distance from the town of Panguna on Bougainville island.

6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes off California coast

March 10, 2014 12:08 pm

US Geological Survey says the temblor struck at 5:18 GMT about four miles (6 kilometers) beneath the Pacific seabed.