Topic: U.S. Geological Survey
The underground coal fire that has slowly consumed Centralia, Pa., isn't unusual. Many such fires burn around the world.
02/05/2010 05:07 pm
The frequency of a major earthquake along a key stretch of California’s San Andreas fault could be greater than thought, according to studies published Thursday in the journal Science.
01/21/2010 06:12 pm
The forces that led to the Haiti earthquake are a reminder that the idyllic Caribbean is one of the more geologically active spots on earth, and that a powerful earthquake could strike the region again.
01/21/2010 03:31 pm
Washington rivers are choking on debris left unstable by Rainier's receding glacier.
01/20/2010 02:07 pm
A magnitude 6.1 aftershock struck near Port-au-Prince on Wednesday morning. With so many buildings damaged by the major Haiti earthquake last week, there are concerns about danger. But there's a world of difference between today's quake and the 7.0 earthquake that did so much damage last week.
01/20/2010 09:16 am
The same earthquake fault that lies under Haiti also runs through the Dominican Republic. Geologists warn that the Haiti quake – at the Enriquilla-Plantain Garden Fault – may have added strain elsewhere and more quakes are possible.
01/13/2010 02:29 pm
Relief agencies have put out calls for donations, and are preparing teams to go to Haiti in the wake of Tuesday's quake. A hospital, the National Palace, and other buildings in Haiti's capital were damaged in the biggest earthquake to hit the island in 200 years.
01/12/2010 06:55 pm
A 6- to 10-foot wall of water – a tsunami – crashed into at least one village of 3,600 people in the Solomon Islands. Initial reports said no one was seriously hurt. A series of major quakes have rocked the South Pacific region since Sunday, with three temblors striking Monday.
01/04/2010 05:11 pm
Efforts are under way to reverse the deterioration of a major water source, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in California, which is sinking.
12/02/2009 12:00 am
A warmer world will have adverse effects on wildlife. We can help save animals, but it will take savvier approaches, scientists say.
11/17/2009 12:00 am