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Stories with subject: Geophysics
  • Where Tetons grow, continents once collided 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 1:08 pm

    JACKSON, Wyoming - Stepping back to when the Earth was just half as old as it is today, the tectonic plates that Jackson Hole now rests upon were located in a place that nobody yet knows.

  • 2 Oklahoma agencies looking to hire earthquake scientists 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 6:43 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Two Oklahoma agencies grappling with the increasing number of earthquakes are looking to hire scientists to aid in their efforts.

  • Wet weather systems increasingly more rare in Southwest 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:11 pm

    RENO, Nevada - The southwestern United States has already begun a long-predicted shift into a decidedly drier climate, a new study looking at the last 35 years of weather pattern concluded.

  • First research links California quakes to oil operations 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 11:35 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes.

  • Researchers find source of 1964 devastating Alaska tsunami story has photos
    Updated: Feb-01-16 8:04 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey have solved a 50-year natural science mystery: the undersea source of tsunami waves that devastated a remote Alaska village following the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake.

  • More quakes rattle Oklahoma but state avoids tough measures story has photos
    Updated: Jan-18-16 1:08 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - In Oklahoma, now the country's earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the big one as man-made quakes get stronger, more frequent and closer to major population centers. Next door in Kansas, they're feeling on firmer ground though no one is ready yet to declare victory.