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US: Magnitude 4.5 earthquake rumbles across Bay Area but no damage reported

By Rong-Gong Lin II From LA Times The checks were completed about 5:30 a.m. with no reports of damage, the agency tweeted. The earthquake was centered along the Oakland-Berkeley border, just north of the Claremont Hotel. The epicenter of the…

Why Caribbean Islands went brown and how long will they stay that way?

By Adam Voiland From Earth Observatory We recently posted several striking pairs of satellite images of Caribbean islands before and after they were hit by Hurricane Irma. The images show lush, green vegetation turning a dark shade of brown. We…

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Earthquake ‘swarm’ raises odds of stronger California quake to come

By Marissa Wenzke About 200 small earthquakes erupted deep inside the Salton Sea in California for over 24 hours earlier this week and there could be more quakes to come, state officials have warned. Most of Southern California is on…

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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes France’s Guadeloupe: USG

(Reuters) – A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the Basse-Terre island of the France’s Guadeloupe archipelago in the Antilles on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It said the quake’s epicenter was located three miles (4.8 km)northwest of Lamentin on Basse-Terre…

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Strong earthquake strikes north of Puerto Rico

(CNN) — A strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit north of Puerto Rico just after midnight early Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The epicenter for the quake was in the Atlantic about 60 miles (96 km) northwest of San…