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SEP 27, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Hundreds of small earthquakes hit central California

(Reuters) - More than 500 small earthquakes struck a volcanic region in central California on Thursday and Friday, posing no immediate risk, federal environmental officials said. The "earthquake swarm" shook the Long Valley Caldera area north of Fresno, an area that has seen an increased amount of quakes, volcanic gas emissions and other disturbances in recent decades, the U.S. Geological ...

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SEP 27, 2014 - CNN

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Earthquakes reported near Mammoth Mountain volcano

A flurry of small earthquakes rumbling near the Mammoth Mountain volcano, have been categorized as "volcanic unrest" by the United States Geological Survey.

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SEP 22, 2014 - 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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