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Earthquake in Scotland- August 4

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Earthquake in Scotland- August 4

#DiarmuidODea Not to be outdone by the Republic of Ireland, Scotland experienced an earthquake today (August 4, 2017). There was a minor earthquake (1.5M) in the Republic August 2 in County Donegal.  The earthquake today in the Scottish Highlands was much larger (3.8M) and was felt throughout the west of Scotland. Significant earthquakes are unusual in Scotland but very small tremors occur quite frequently. A mapping program recently determined that there has been 1,000 small earthquakes in Scotland over the last 50 years.

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Montana Earthquake Not Related to Yellowstone Park Super Volcano

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Montana Earthquake Not Related to Yellowstone Park Super Volcano

by Diarmuid O'Dea Everyone in Yellowstone Park can relax. As reported recently in this blog there has been a swarm of 500 earthquakes in Yellowstone Park this summer. The park is in the northwest corner of Wyoming with small parts in Montana and Idaho. Most of the earthquakes were in the 1-3 magnitude range.  Much of Yellowstone Park sits on an ancient mostly dormant super volcano. Consequently, small tremors are to be expected. On July 6 there was a 5.8 magnitude earthquake near Lincoln, Montana.The earthquake was felt in the Montana state capitol of Helena and as far west as...

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TRUMP 2018 Budget Cuts Earthquake Early Warning System ShakeAlert

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TRUMP 2018 Budget Cuts Earthquake Early Warning System ShakeAlert

President Trump's 2018 budget cuts further funding from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for completion of the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System.The USGS is part of the Department of Interior. The Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke is a former GOP House member from Montana. ShakeAlert is an intra-government project that involves universities and governments in Washington, Oregon and California. The USGS is not the only source of funding. The California governors office is indirectly providing funding. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) a group led by the University of Oregon and University of Washington is providing support and indirect funding....

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Earthquake Jolts Central Alaska May 2017

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Earthquake Jolts Central Alaska May 2017

On the heels of earthquakes in southwestern Yukon Territory May 1, there was a magnitude 5.2 earthquake in the Cook Inlet in Central Alaska last weekend. Earthquakes in Alaska are not unusual but the most recent earthquake like the one in Yukon was more animated than normal.  This year alone there has been 5 earthquakes over 5.0 magnitude in Alaska. Two of the most significant earthquakes inNorth American history have occurred in #Alaska in 1904 and 1964. Teh 1964 earthquake caused a tsunami as far away as @PortAlberni on Vancouver Island and was felt as far away as Florida.  

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The May Day 2017 Yukon Earthquake- A warning for British Columbia

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The May Day 2017 Yukon Earthquake- A warning for British Columbia

Yukon is a mythical part of North America. Not just the name of a GMC SUV or a place where everything is extreme. It is actually a real place- a Canadian territory which is sort of like a province but with somewhat less political sovereignty. Its territory is two-thirds the size of France but with only 37,000 residents most of whom live in its capital #Whitehorse. It located east of Alaska and north of British Columbia and is truly in the middle of nowhere. I say that with respect since I have fond memories of the two university summers I spent there. ...

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