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NASA sending robotic geologist to Mars to dig super deep

May 2, 2018 - 1:26am

In this Monday, April 23, 2018 photo, NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, or InSight, Mars lander is transported in its payload fairing to Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. InSight is scheduled for liftoff on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

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Magnitude 3.4 earthquake hits Falls City

May 1, 2018 - 11:12pm

Residents between here and Hobson felt the ground shake just before noon today as a magnitude 3.4 earthquake hit the area, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake was large enough to be felt, but not strong enough to cause any notable damage.

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Activity on Hawaii volcano could indicate new eruption

May 1, 2018 - 6:28pm

A series of earthquakes and the collapse of the crater floor at the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano could trigger a new eruption of lava.

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Study: Invasive fist-sized treefrogs in New Orleans

May 1, 2018 - 4:01pm

Invasive treefrogs have established themselves in New Orleans, probably arriving on palm trees from Florida that were planted in the Audubon Zoo. The U.S. Geological Survey says the zoo and a neighboring park have the first established population of Cuban treefrogs on the U.S. mainland outside Florida, where they've been multiplying at least since the 1950s.

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Study: Invasive fist-sized treefrogs in New Orleans

May 1, 2018 - 4:01pm

Invasive, noxious Cuban treefrogs that eat smaller frogs and grow as big as a human fist have established a population in New Orleans, and officials say they could soon pose a threat to native frogs across the Mississippi River. The U.S. Geological Survey says frogs caught at the Audubon Zoo in the city and at a nearby riverfront park are the first established population of Cuban treefrogs on the U.S. mainland outside Florida, where they've been multiplying at least since the 1950s.

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Swarm of small earthquakes hit near San Clemente Island

May 1, 2018 - 11:20am

Four small quakes centered south of San Clemente Island struck between 3:22 and 4:53 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the USGS reported. A swarm of four small earthquakes struck early this morning just south of San Clemente Island, the southernmost of the Channel Islands, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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JDCU seeks Hometown Heroes

May 1, 2018 - 8:52am

Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union is seeking nominations for its new Hometown Hero campaign to recognize community members who go "above and beyond." The campaign began April 25 and will run through May 25. Those interested in nominating candidates can do so with an explanation at any JDCU branch or at lovejdcu.com .

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Feeling shaky? It's not you. Earthquakes are on the rise again in Kansas

May 1, 2018 - 4:00am

If you feel like the ground's been moving around a little more than usual, it's not your imagination. April has brought a spate of small earthquakes to rattle your china as an underground pressure wave slowly creeps northward from the Oklahoma border region toward Hutchinson.

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Series of earthquakes rattle East Bay

April 30, 2018 - 11:22pm

According to the U.S. Geological Survey [USGS], four earthquakes occurred in Contra Costa County near the cities of Danville and Alamo in less than 24 hours this weekend, ranging in potency from a 2.7 to a 3.3 on the Richter Scale. On Sunday, three quakes struck near Danville within a few hours of each other: a 3.0 shaker at 10:35 A.M., followed by a 2.7 just a few minutes later and then another 3.0 around 3:25 P.M. Then on Monday morning a 3.3 quake jostled the area around Alamo at about 4:55 A.M, waking people as far away as Morgan Hill in Santa Clara County.

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World's tallest geyser keeps erupting, and scientists aren't sure why

April 30, 2018 - 6:42pm

Yellowstone National Park's Steamboat Geyser just erupted for the third time in two months , and scientists aren't sure why. It doesn't erupt very often, but when it does, it is the tallest active geyser in the world.

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Scientists hope bug experiment fattens Colorado River fish

April 30, 2018 - 6:42pm

This July 23, 2013 photo shows river guide Steph Jackson holding an endangered humpback chub near the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers in the Grand Canyon. Aquatic insects serve as food for fish, bats and birds in the Grand Canyon.

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Magnitude 4.0 quake recorded off Oregon Coast

April 30, 2018 - 1:58pm

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at about 7:20 p.m. on April 29 approximately 122 miles west of Bandon, Oregon. USGS data shows the earthquake happened at a depth of 6.2 miles along the Blanco Fracture Zone, around 70 miles from the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

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Minor 3.3 magnitude quake shakes San Francisco Bay area

April 30, 2018 - 9:07am

The United States Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.3 struck just before 5 a.m. Monday. The epicenter of the quake was about 24 miles east-northeast of San Francisco City Hall.

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3.3 magnitude earthquake rattles East Bay

April 30, 2018 - 9:07am

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake centered 2.5 miles northeast of Alamo rattled parts of the Bay Area on Monday morning and caused slight delays to BART. The temblor was recorded at 4:55 a.m. and centered 3.7 miles north of Danville and 5 miles southeast of Concord, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Multiple quakes shake up East Bay

April 30, 2018 - 9:07am

A 3.3 earthquake rattled the East Bay Monday morning following a series of smaller quakes, according to the United States Geological survey. A 3.3 earthquake rattled the East Bay Monday morning following a series of smaller quakes, according to the United States Geological survey.

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3.2 Magnitude Earthquake Reported In Major County

April 30, 2018 - 6:40am

A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded in the northwestern part of the state, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake struck at approximately 6:01 a.m. about 11 miles south-southeast of Waynoka, 17 miles south of Avard, 19 miles southwest of Dacoma, and 97 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.

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a Amazing and beautiful thingsa : Show brings geological glitz back to Santa Cruz

April 30, 2018 - 2:07am

Cabrillo student Ethan Padalino describes the science of rocks, as Noveena Wade and Lily Parsons, 9, get hands-on with the exhibit at the Civic Auditorium on Sunday. SANTA CRUZ >> As people milled about, mulling over fossils, crystals, gems and all different kinds of rocks, organizers and volunteers of the 67th annual Mineral, Gem, Fossil and Jewelry Show hoped they would walk away with two things: souvenirs from one of their many vendors and a restored passion for geology.

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