Articles Tagged with USGS

Virginia Struck By 3.2 Magnitude Earthquake: USGS

A 3.2 magnitue earthquake has struck Virginia

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has reported that an earthquake of magnitude 3.2 on the Richter scale has hit the area of Powhatan, Virginia. According to MyFox8, the epicenter of the Virginia earthquake is 8 miles southwest of Powhatan, which is about 30 miles west of Richmond. The quake happened at 9:47 pm local time… Read more »

Oldest Petroglyphs, Or Rock Etchings, Found In Nevada

oldest petroglyphs 2013

The world’s oldest petroglyphs have been found in Nevada, and scientists say the discovery has changed much of what we believed about early humans. The oldest petroglyphs range between 10,000 and 15,000 years old, and we don’t know exactly how old the etchings discovered on limestone boulders near Pyramid Lake in northern Nevada are precisely…. Read more »

Polar Bear Alopecia: Alaskan Polar Bears Losing Fur

Polar Bear Alopecia Fur Loss

Alaska polar bears are suffering from alopecia (loss of fur), as well as skin lesions, according to Tony DeGange who is biology office chief at the USGS Science Center which is located in Anchorage, AK. Scientists from the United States Geological Survey are not sure why the majestic creatures are suddenly displaying increased signs of… Read more »