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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Study: Quake-drilling correlation near Bairoil

The report released Monday said the Geological Survey has found no correlation in Wyoming between earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing, the process of pumping water, sand and chemicals into wells to crack open oil- and gas-bearing deposits. Some geologists, however, theorize injection wells associated with oil and gas drilling are responsible for hundreds of recent, mostly minor quakes in states including ...

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SEP 21, 2014 - The Week

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What would happen if everyone jumped at once?

Something would definitely happen — but it wouldn't be a big something.As mass moves towards the center of a rotating object, the rate of rotation increases. Imagine, for example, an ice skater pulling her limbs in to increase the speed of spinning. So, technically, you can make the Earth rotate more rapidly all on your own simply by crouching down ...

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SEP 20, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Quakes destroy or damage 83 houses in Philippines

Eduardo Buenacosa, disaster officer of Makilala municipality in North Cotabato province, says a magnitude-5 quake, the strongest of the tremors that shook the area Saturday, caused most of the damage in one mountain village. The Philippine archipelago lies in the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where earthquakes and volcanic activities are common.

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SEP 15, 2014 - Wall Street Journal

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Study Links Increased Drilling With Earthquakes

A new study adds more detail to a growing body of work seeking to establish and explain the connection between oil and gas extraction with seismic events, known as induced quakes.

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SEP 15, 2014 - Wall Street Journal

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Study Rethinks Danger of Large Quakes From Deep-Sea Faults

Most deep-sea faults in the Pacific Ocean may be capable of generating earthquakes greater than magnitude 9.0, according to new research.

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