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Study ties oil, gas production to Midwest earthquakes

April 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEW YORK (AP) Oil and gas production may explain a sharp increase in small earthquakes in the nation’s midsection, a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey suggests. Continue Reading

Aftershock shakes Mexico, no injuries reported

April 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mexico was shaken Monday afternoon by a strong apparent aftershock from a powerful earthquake late last month. Officials said there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries from the quake, which had an initial magnitude of 6.3. Continue Reading

Powerful quake hits central Chile; coast empties because of tsunami risk

March 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A magnitude-7.2 earthquake has struck just off the coast of central Chile, prompting an emergency evacuation order for people living near the ocean in case it spawns a tsunami. Continue Reading

Strong, lengthy 7.6 quake, aftershock shakes parts of Mexico

March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A strong, long 7.6-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter in Guerrero state today, followed by an aftershock that shook central southern Mexico, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent frightened workers and residents into the streets. Continue Reading

Japan shaken by strong quakes, but no apparent damage

March 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The strongest tremor, off Hokkaido island, was 6.8 magnitude and caused tidal changes that prompted some communities to issue evacuation orders or tsunami advisories to residents nearest the coast.
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Rescuers dig to reach trapped in Philippines quake

February 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

At least 13 people were killed and 40 are believed missing, most of them along the shore near the epicenter of the 6.9-magnitude quake that struck in a narrow strait just off Negros Island.
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Rescuers dig to reach trapped in Philippines quake

February 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

At least 13 people were killed and 40 are believed missing, most of them along the shore near the epicenter of the 6.9-magnitude quake that struck in a narrow strait just off Negros Island.
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No reports of injuries after 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits Philippine islands

January 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S.G.S. said the earthquake struck at 12:36 a.m. Sunday (1636 GMT today). Its epicenter, with a depth of 15.8 miles (25.5 kilometers), is about 317 miles (511 kilometers) north of Manila. Continue Reading

Western Indonesia rocked by major earthquake; tsunami warning issued

January 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Geological survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 and struck 260 miles (420 kilometers) off the coast of Aceh province. It was centered 18 miles (30 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor. Continue Reading

OKLAHOMA: While no injuries reported, weekend earthquakes rattle nerves

November 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Oklahoma residents more accustomed to tornadoes than earthquakes have been shaken by weekend temblors that cracked buildings, buckled a highway and rattled nerves. One quake late Saturday was the state’s strongest ever and jolted a college football stadium 50 miles away.
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