Topic: U.S. Geological Survey
2,000-year-old coral found: Scientists have found 2,000-year-old coral, some of the oldest living organisms on Earth, near the site of the damaged BP Gulf well.
04/02/2011 01:45 am
Crete earthquake: A strong 6.2 earthquake in Crete rattled buildings as far away as Egypt and Turkey, Friday.
04/02/2011 01:01 am
In Pictures Burma (Myanmar) earthquake
Dow gains 84 points, up nearly 5 percent over the last six trading days.
03/24/2011 07:26 pm
Burma (Myanmar) earthquake: Homes and at least one bridge were damaged in several villages along Myanmar's borders with Thailand and Laos, according to residents who spoke to an aid agency.
03/24/2011 03:59 pm
Japan’s nuclear agency raised its assessment of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station from a level 4 to a level 5 on a 7-level international scale for nuclear accidents, matching an earlier assessment by France.
03/18/2011 09:49 am
Shinmoedake volcano: The Shinmoedake cone on the Kirishima mountain range erupted on Sunday, the largest blast from the volcano in 52 years.
03/15/2011 05:08 pm
The Pacific Rim, the body of land surrounding the Pacific Ocean from the west coasts of North and South America to the east coasts of China and Japan, is one of the most volatile regions in the world for earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. Since 1975, several stunning earthquakes around the Pacific Rim have resulted in tremendous devastation and loss of life – some smaller, but some much greater, than the unfolding crisis in Japan from the March 11 temblor. Source: US Geological Survey historical data
03/15/2011 04:32 pm
A month after the March 11, a 9.0 earthquake triggered a 30-foot tsunami that damaged several nuclear reactors in northeastern Japan, causing the country's worst crisis since World War II, a 7.4 temblor shook the country again.
03/15/2011 02:30 pm
By changing the distribution of mass on the earth, Japan's earthquake sped up the planet's rotation, shortening the day by 1.8 microseconds, a new analysis has found.
03/14/2011 12:02 pm