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2 Earthquakes Shake Southern California Back-To-Back [Breaking]

2 Earthquakes shook through California back-to-back Saturday evening.

Saturday evening, Southern California experienced two earthquakes back-to-back. The first of the earthquakes was a weak 3.0-magnitude and had a depth of approximately 1.2 miles. Roughly twenty minutes later, the second of the earthquakes hit and came in at a 4.5-magnitude and was downgraded to 4.2 with a depth of 5.5 miles. According to the… Read more »

Earthquake In Ecuador Kills 2 Near Equator

2 dead, 8 injured in Quito Ecuador

A moderately sized earthquake rumbled Quito, Ecuador yesterday, leaving at least two dead and eight injured. At 2:58 pm, as the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports, the ground trembled for just under a minute, causing buildings to sway and rattle as the 5.1 quake caused mudslides and dust clouds. Centered 14 miles northeast of… Read more »

Yellowstone Volcano Eruption? USGS Records 99 Earthquakes In July Of 2014

Yellowstone Volcano Eruption? USGS Records 99 Earthquakes In July Of 2014

Fears over a potential Yellowstone volcano eruption in 2014 have had people worrying about whether earthquakes in the region of Yellowstone National Park could cause the massive caldera to pop and the supervolcano to explode. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recently announced there were 99 earthquakes in July, but is that anything to get… Read more »

China Earthquake Kills 398, Injures 1,800 More

398 Dead, More Than 1,800 Injured In Yunnan Province

At 4:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, China suffered a major earthquake, the third to hit Yunnan province in a year. The BBC reports that at least 398 people have died in a 6.1 magnitude earthquake which ripped through the ground under Yunnan province on Sunday. The quake is the strongest to hit the region… Read more »

Mexico Earthquake: No Damage, 1 Fatality Reported From Veracruz Shake-Up

Veracruz's Latest Shakes Mexico City

At 5:46 a.m., local time, a strong earthquake shook eastern Mexico in an area that is very familiar with geological disruptions. Residents of the country felt the earthquake as far away as Mexico City, 260 miles (418 km) away, where it rocked buildings. The website Earthquake Report has said that the region experienced minimal damage… Read more »

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 »