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MAR 26, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Oklahoma adds more counties to earthquake list

Letters were sent last week to 92 companies holding permits for waste-water disposal wells directing them to provide evidence that their wells are not at a depth most likely to trigger earthquakes. Medford has experienced a number of recent earthquakes that scientific studies have linked to oil and gas disposal wells. According to Austin Holland, chief seismologist with the Oklahoma ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - WorldNetDaily

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Animals provide affordable quake warnings

(Reuters) Wild animals can predict earthquakes several weeks before they strike, and motion-activated cameras that track their movements could be adopted in quake-prone countries as an affordable early warning system, scientists said on Tuesday. Scientists using a series of cameras in an Amazon region of Peru noticed changes in animal behaviour three weeks before a 7.0 [...]

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MAR 23, 2015 - Reuters

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Retrofitting L.A.’s water system for earthquakes could cost billions, utility says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Retrofitting Los Angeles' water infrastructure to better withstand a major earthquake could cost up to $15 billion over the next 20 years, the city's water engineers said in a report released on Monday.

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MAR 22, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Eruptions, quakes, cyclones: Vanuatu man survives them all

EFATE, Vanuatu (AP) — Volcanic eruptions, landslides, earthquakes and cyclones: 76-year-old Lik Simelum from Vanuatu has survived them all. Simelum survived yet another disaster this month when Cyclone Pam ripped through the South Pacific archipelago, destroying thousands of homes and killing at least 17 people. Simelum's outdoor kitchen was blasted to pieces and he had to sweep the water from ...

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MAR 20, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Moderate quake shakes buildings in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A moderate earthquake has shaken Mexico City and set off the country's earthquake alarm system. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The magnitude or epicenter was not immediately known. Earthquakes from hundreds of miles away often shake the capital area of 20 million people because it sits on a drained lake bed.

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