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6.2 Major Earthquake Hits Tonga

6.0 AND GREATER EARTHQUAKES ARE REPORTED ON THIS SITE AND ALL EARTHQUAKE STATS PERTAIN ONLY TO 6.0 AND GREATER MAGNITUDE QUAKES.

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A major 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit 76 km NE of Ohonua, Tonga, on July 6, 2015, at 12:24:02 UTC, at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi), reported USGS. 348 more words

EARTHQUAKES

Losing ground: Coastal erosion seen as big threat in Alaska

New USGS study measures North Slope shoreline losses

Staff Report

FRISCO — In the eternal battle between land and sea, the sea appears to be winning in northern Alaska, where much of the coastline is retreating at a rate of more than three feet per year, according to a new study by the U.S. 376 more words

Climate And Weather

6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Tonga

TONGA (CBS SF) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has struck the Pacific nation of Tonga, but no tsunami threat was expected. 149 more words

News

Tracking polar bears in the Southern Beaufort June 2015 – all 17 bears out on the sea ice

Sixteen females with satellite collars plus one with a glue-on transmitter – down from 17 with collars and 6 with tags last month – all out on the ice during the month of June 2015. 295 more words

Sea Ice Habitat

Why Partner the Water?

Why does anyone get into permaculture? I could list many reasons, starting with three – to provide long-term food in a way that restores the land rather than depleting it; to work with, rather than against, natural processes (thus reducing the workload greatly); to create a self-sustaining mini-ecosystem that supports many forms of life, not just human… 814 more words

Permaculture

No Damage Reported From Fourth of July Magnitude 4.2 Quake In Oregon

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (CBS/AP) — Some Oregonians woke on the Fourth of July to a significant jolt when a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Springfield and Eugene. 266 more words

News

Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level drops | West Hawaii Today

Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level drops | West Hawaii Today.

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