earthquakes

Geologists urge Kern County residents to prepare for future earthquakes
bakersfieldnow.com
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Bakersfield, Calif. — While many in Kern County may not have been able to feel Tuesday's earthquakes, local scientists say they took note of the events. Geologist Gregg Wilkerson said smaller earthquakes, when they occur in patterns, can help …

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In Oklahoma, Earthquakes and Lawsuits Keep Increasing
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On Saturday, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled northwest Oklahoma, the third strongest earthquake on record for a state that has seen a remarkable uptick in seismic activity since 2008. In addition to an uptick in the number of earthquakes, Oklahoma …

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Lawsuits in Oklahoma seek to tie energy companies to earthquakes
www.dallasnews.com
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The latest lawsuit, filed Tuesday, comes just three days after the state's third largest earthquake — measuring 5.1 — struck near the town of Fairview in northwest Oklahoma near the Kansas border. Also Tuesday, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission …

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Official: Earthquakes not unusual in Maine
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Tremors of 2.5 or less on the earthquake magnitude scale, are “usually not felt but can be recorded by seismograph,” according to UPSeis, an educational site for budding seismologists. Anything registering a 2.5 to 5.4 is “often felt, but only causes …

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Los Angeles and Earthquakes: Similar Areas Could Have More Double Earthquake Risk
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The chance of one earthquake connecting to one in a nearby fault and creating double earthquakes is higher than previously thought, says a new study. This could have impacts for Los Angeles, the front of the Himalayas, and other regions. (Photo : UC …

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White House rallies public, private efforts to prepare for devastating earthquakes
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Spurred by renewed fears of the fabled “Big One” shattering the West Coast, the Obama administration on Tuesday promoted stronger earthquake-preparedness efforts as part of a first-of-its-kind White House summit. Private foundation grants will fund new …

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