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DEC 13, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Small earthquake recorded near central New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a very small earthquake in central New Jersey has caused no damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey's national information center says the 1.9-magnitude quake occurred at 7:13 a.m. Saturday. It hit in an area about 17 miles east/southeast of Trenton. A small number of people in some western Monmouth County and northern Ocean ...

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DEC 03, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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California nuke plant key in quake safety review

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators need to reassess seismic standards at California's last operating nuclear power plant and determine if its operating rules are sufficient in light of earthquake risks, a former California state senator says. Sam Blakeslee argues in testimony to be submitted Wednesday to a U.S. Senate panel that public safety demands closer scrutiny of Diablo Canyon's twin ...

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DEC 03, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Diablo Canyon at issue as panel gauges nuke safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — With several faults nearby, federal regulators need to reassess seismic standards at California's last operating nuclear power plant and determine if its operating rules are sufficient in light of earthquake risks, says a former California state senator. In testimony to be submitted Wednesday to a Senate panel, Sam Blakeslee argues that the public safety demands closer scrutiny ...

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NOV 30, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Geologists discover widespread seismic activity

The study, published in the November/December issue of Seismological Research Letters, is the first published research from the collaborative Ozark, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky geophysical research project, the Evansville Courier & Press reports (http://bit.ly/1HNIcy2). "In principle, because seismic waves propagate very efficiently through the Earth's crust in the Midwest, earthquakes in this zone could affect a broad area of the ...

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NOV 29, 2014 - NPR

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In 'Disaster City,' Learning To Use Robots To Face Ebola

A Texas training site prepares first responders to deal with emergencies like earthquakes and bombings. The facility is now turning to outbreaks like Ebola, and smart machines may play a key role.

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