Geophysics

June 13, 2018 - 6:58 pm
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Research suggests the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that rocked California wine country in 2014 may have been caused by an expansion of Earth's crust because of seasonally receding groundwater under the Napa and Sonoma valleys. The vineyard-filled valleys flank the West Napa Fault,...
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Marie Brant, of Laguna Niguel, Calif., watches as ash rises from the summit crater of Kilauea volcano, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Volcano, Hawaii. Brant is on vacation in Hawaii. The volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted anew Thursday shortly after 4 a.m. with little sound and only modest fury, spewing a steely gray plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
May 17, 2018 - 10:57 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the summit eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A resident who lives several miles from the summit of a Hawaii volcano says ash fall from an explosive eruption hasn't been too bad. Joe Laceby lives in a town aptly called...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, Earthquake and Volcano of the Korea Monitoring Division Director Ryoo Yong-gyu speaks to the media about North Korea's artificial earthquake with a map of the Korean peninsular in Seoul, South Korea. A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea's main nuclear test site has collapsed under the stress of the explosions, rendering it unsafe for further testing and necessitating monitoring for any leaking radiation. The findings by the scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China may shed new light on North Korean President Kim Jong Un's announcement that his country was ceasing its testing program.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
April 26, 2018 - 4:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — Research by Chinese geologists suggests that the mountain above North Korea's main nuclear test site has likely collapsed, rendering it unsafe for further testing and requiring that it be monitored for any leaking radiation. The findings by the scientists at the University of Science...
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This handout photo issued by the National Crime Agency shows Dr Matthew Falder. A judge in Britain has on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 sentenced a prolific pedophile to 38 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology’s ability to spread depravity. Geophysicist Matthew Falder admitted 137 offenses, including blackmail and encouraging the rape of a child.
February 19, 2018 - 10:31 am
LONDON (AP) — A judge in Britain has sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology's ability to spread depravity. Geophysicist Matthew Falder admitted 137 offenses, including blackmail and...
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January 11, 2018 - 4:01 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes that have rattled the Iran-Iraq border region (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that so far, seven separate earthquakes have struck along the Iran-Iraq border area in the morning hours. The scientist...
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December 13, 2017 - 10:20 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Global warming's fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year, confirming what scientists suspected, according to new research. While scientists say man-made climate change didn't trigger Harvey, new studies calculate that a warmer, wetter world...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2014, file photo, signs warn against trespassing at a well injection site in Azle, Texas. Researchers at the University of Colorado have found more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 was caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground. Quakes in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas have also been linked to the practice. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
October 25, 2017 - 7:23 pm
DENVER (AP) — Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground, similar to human-caused quakes in Oklahoma and other states. A paper...
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People stand together holding placards during the March for Science day in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, April 22 2017. Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 9:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of scientists worldwide left their labs to take to the streets Saturday along with students and research advocates in pushing back against what they say are mounting attacks on science. The March for Science, coinciding with Earth Day, was set for more than 500 cities,...
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People stand together holding placards during the March for Science day in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, April 22 2017. Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of scientists worldwide made plans to leave their labs and take to the streets Saturday to rail against what they say are mounting attacks against science. The March for Science, coinciding with Earth Day, was set for more than 500 cities, anchored in Washington and to...
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