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Provided by Nan Broadbent, Seismological Society of America Four urban sections of the San Andreas Fault system in Northern California have stored enough energy to produce major earthquakes, according to a new study that measures fault creep....

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2014-10-17 08:21:54

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AIM Exploration Inc., (OTC: AEXE) a U.S. mining corporation focused on producing mines. The Company is pleased to announce two key mining property acquisitions in the Philippines and Peru. Both properties have outstanding cash flow potential through production. Feldspar Project in the Philippines Under Filipino law, AEXE owns the maximum 40% interest of the mineral rights to 648 Hectares of feldspar mining properties and...

2014-10-16 08:24:33

-- New ground to cover the NW extension of a 500m long gold in soil anomaly coinciding with a suspected weak chargeability induced polarization anomaly. KINGSTON, ON, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Murgor Resources Inc. (TSXV: MGR) ("Murgor") announced today that it has staked an additional 16 unit claim covering 256 hectares to cover the possible extension of a significant gold in soil anomaly at its Gullrock property in Red Lake, Ontario. The Gullrock property is contiguous...

2014-10-16 08:24:25

Trading Symbols: TSX: SEANYSE: SA TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Seabridge Gold announced today additional results from this year's drill program at its 100% owned KSM Project in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. Results from the Iron Cap Lower Zone continue to outline a major new gold-copper discovery beneath Iron Cap, one of KSM's four large porphyry deposits. Data from eight new holes released today and seven holes announced previously (see news release of...

2014-10-16 08:24:19

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- POWER-GEN and the Oil & Gas Journal introduce POWER-GEN Natural Gas (PGNG), an annual conference and exhibition targeting gas-fired generation related to the development of natural gas reserves in the Marcellus and Utica shales of the Appalachian Basin. The first annual conference will be held August 18-20, 2015 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Its location emphasizes the region's potential impact on the...

2014-10-16 08:24:01

HOUSTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) today announced that it has signed a purchase and sale agreement with Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) to acquire certain oil and gas assets covering approximately 413,000 net acres in West Virginia and southwest Pennsylvania targeting natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil contained in the Upper Devonian, Marcellus and Utica shales for approximately $5.375 billion. The acquired assets...

2014-10-15 16:24:29

YELLOWKNIFE, NT, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX:DDC, NYSE:DDC) (the "Company") announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the interests of C. Fipke Holdings Ltd. ("FipkeCo") in the Ekati Diamond Mine. The Ekati Diamond Mine consists of the Core Zone, which includes the current operating mine and other permitted kimberlite pipes, as well as the Buffer Zone, an adjacent area hosting kimberlite pipes having both...

2014-10-15 16:24:18

BOSTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, is pleased to announce that Dr. Jesús E. Gómez, P.E., D.GE., has joined the firm as a vice president to help lead the firm's geostructural and geotechnical practice and expand their services in the Philadelphia region. Dr. Gómez brings 30 years of design and construction experience in geotechnical...

2014-10-15 16:23:11

LONDON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- REPORT HIGHLIGHTSThe U.S. fracking fluid market was valued at $18.4 billion in 2012, grew to $26 billion in 2013, and is projected to reach about $37.3 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4% for the five-year period, 2013 to 2018.This report provides:An overview of the U.S. market for fracking fluids, which are used in hydraulic fracturing, or "hydrofracking," for shale gas and oil production.Analyses of global market...

2014-10-15 04:20:44

VANCOUVER, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRI) (TSX: SSO) ("Silver Standard") provides an exploration update for recent activities at the Marigold mine ("Marigold") in Nevada, U.S., in advance of an investment analysts site visit October 15, 2014. Marigold is expected to produce an annual average of 186,000 ounces gold over a nine-year mine life, as reported in a news release dated October 6, 2014. With Marigold's long-lived production...

2014-10-14 20:21:10

YELLOWKNIFE, NT, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the "Company") reports Diavik Diamond Mine production results for the third calendar quarter of 2014: Diavik Diamond Mine Production (100% basis) Q3, Q3 % YTD YTD % 2014 2013 Change 2014 2013 Change Tonnes processed 0.56 0.55 2% 1.76 1.58 12% (millions)...


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Chimborazo
2014-10-04 18:25:34

Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. This volcano reaches an elevation of 20,564 feet and although it is not the tallest mountain measured above sea level, its proximity to the equator makes its summit the farthest away from the center of the earth. The origin of its name is unknown, but it could have received its name from several words in the Quichua or Quechua language or from the Cayapa language....

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

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