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JUL 18, 2014 - Russia Today

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Shake, rattle and roll: Earthquake risk increased for half of US

The US Geological Survey (USGS) is predicting where earthquakes will occur over the next 50 years, how often they will happen and how hard the shaking will be. About half the country has an increased risk of experiencing seismic activity.

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JUL 17, 2014 - Eurasia Review

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Estimating Earthquake Frequency And Patterns In Puget Lowland

The hazard posed by large earthquakes is difficult to estimate because they often occur hundreds to thousands of years apart. Because written records for the Puget Lowland of northwestern Washington cover less than 170 years, the size and frequency of the largest and oldest earthquakes on the Seattle and Tacoma faults are unknown. Past earthquakes […] The post Estimating Earthquake ...

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JUL 17, 2014 - The Week

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New USGS earthquake hazard map shows increased risks for many parts of the U.S.

A seismic hazard map released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey might not be able to precisely say when The Big One will hit, but it does give insight into the intensity of potential earthquakes.New earthquake hazard map expands risk areas on both U.S. coasts http://t.co/INrPtkzpEY pic.twitter.com/qUqVQ2P0ia— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) July 17, 2014The threat of earthquakes remains the highest ...

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JUL 17, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Colorado finds link between quakes and wastewater wells

By Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - Colorado regulators said on Thursday that the disposal of oil and gas wastewater at a well in Weld County likely caused a series of small earthquakes this year, in another sign that a U.S. drilling boom is contributing to higher seismic activity. The issue of wastewater disposal disturbing underground faultlines has become a ...

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JUL 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Mount Fuji Is In A 'Critical State' And Could Be Ready To Blow, Researchers Say

Mount Fuji is primed to spew. After 307 years, the massive active volcano in Japan may be due for another eruption as a result of a buildup of pressure from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that hit the country's eastern coast in 2011. While volcano eruptions may often be difficult to predict, a new study published by a team of French and ...

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