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Dec 30 2010 Indiana Earthquake Rare Earthquake in Indiana Registers 3.8

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A 3.8 magnitude Indiana earthquake, initially thought to be 4.2 by the way, has rattled much of Central Indiana Thursday morning, and was even felt by some residents from Chicago, several hundred miles away. The U.S. Geological Survey initially estimated the quake’s strength was magnitude 4.2, but has since then lowered that number down to …

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Fracking Responsible For Earthquakes? Rare Ohio Earthquake May Prove It!

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Is fracking responsible for earthquakes? The latest Ohio earthquake, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake in Ohio on New Year’s Eve did not occur naturally according to an expert hired by the state, and also stated that it may have been caused by high-pressure liquid injection related to oil and gas exploration and production by the process …

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Earthquake San Francisco San Jose Bay Area Friday January 7 2011

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The earthquake San Francisco San Jose Bay Area on Friday, January 7 2011 which was a small earthquake measuring 4.1 hit the Californian city of San Jose and the surrounding area on Friday afternoon at 4:10 PM, January 7 2011, according to the USGS. The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at about 4:10 pm …

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Natural Disasters

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Natural Disasters Natural disasters are synonymous with natural hazards. Sometimes, the two are even interchanged. Actually, there is a thin margin that defines the difference of the two. Natural hazards are dangers that should be foreseen in nature like earthquakes and tidal waves. A natural hazard becomes a natural disaster if it has casualties. In …

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Indonesia Volcano Mount Merapi Eruption and Tsunami May be Linked

Volunteers search for victims of the Mount Merapi eruption at Kinahrejo village in Sleman, on October 27, 2010, near Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Photograph by: Ulet Ifansasti, Getty Images

The Indonesia Volcano Mount Merapi eruption and the recent Indonesia tsunami may have been linked, according to scientists. A 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck as 9:42 PM local time Monday near the western island of Sumatra created the tsunami which has killed more than 300 people. Not long afterward, the 9,700 foot volcano erupted, spewing …

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5.2 Earthquake Rocks Alaska Southwest of Anchorage

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The Alaska Earthquake Information Center located a moderate earthquake that occurred on Thursday, June 16th at 11:06 AM AKDT in the Kenai Peninsula region of Alaska. This earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 and was located at a depth of about 36 miles (57 km). The magnitude and location may change slightly as additional …

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