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Geologists try to map potential seismic hazard risks of New Madrid region

April 2015NEW MADRID – The most recent update of the U.S. Geologic Survey earthquake hazard maps shows a big bull’s-eye over the Bootheel. But the agency says there’s no reason to panic. 1,145 more words
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Mystery earth-shaking booms rattle central N.J. residents

April 2015NEW JERSEY - Mysterious, earth-shaking booms have been reported in recent weeks by dozens of Bordentown and Hamilton residents, and authorities are at a loss to explain them. 474 more words
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Early morning earthquake produced more than 70 aftershocks

April 2015COSTA RICA - An early morning 4.4 magnitude earthquake that struck two kilometers north of Vara Blanca, Heredia, produced more than 70 aftershocks, according to the National Seismological and Volcanological Observatory (OVSICORI). 73 more words
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Déjà vu: Police fire tear gas on crowd during Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown

March 2015SIERRA LEONE - Police fired tear gas at an angry crowd fighting over food supplies in Sierra Leone on Saturday, while other residents defied a three-day national lockdown that the government hopes will accelerate the end of the Ebola epidemic. 408 more words
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Deep 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes PNG – 3rd major quake to hit the region in 4 months

March 2015PAPUA NEW GUINEA – A 7.7-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, with the epicenter located 54 kilometers southeast of Kokopo, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). 73 more words
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Homes in danger after landslide strikes cliff in Des Moines, Washington

March 2015DES MOINES, WA - A landslide Friday afternoon endangered three homes overlooking Puget Sound in Des Moines, damaging at least one of them. 312 more words
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4.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Central California

March 2015COALINGA, Calif. – A small earthquake jolted an area of central California, but there were no reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the temblor occurred at 6:30 a.m. 98 more words
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