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Los Angeles Earthquake Risks Studied Using 'Virtual Earthquake' Technique
2014-01-24 04:52:49

[ Watch the Video: Forecasting Los Angeles Earthquakes ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new technique developed by scientists at California’s Stanford University has confirmed that the Los Angeles would experience stronger-than-anticipated ground movement should major seismic activity occur to the city’s south, according to research published in the latest edition of Science. The method used weak vibrations generated by the Earth’s oceans to produce...

2014-01-23 16:21:36

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnetation LLC ("Magnetation") announced that it will hold a conference call on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results. The financial results will be available on https://magnetation.com/financial_reporting/ no later than February 28, 2014. To access the financial results and login information for the conference call, a party must pre-register and...

2014-01-22 20:20:41

MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) - Quarterly Report for the three months ending 31 December 2013 (these figures are unaudited) Key Points -- Quarterly gold production of 621,125 ounces (6% higher than September 2013 quarter of 586,573 ounces) -- Quarterly copper production of 22,603 tonnes (15% higher than September 2013 quarter of 19,632 tonnes) -- Average realised gold price for...

2014-01-22 12:21:30

HOUSTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GST) ("Gastar") announced today that its stockholders voted to approve the merger of Gastar with and into its subsidiary, Gastar Exploration USA, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Gastar USA"), as part of a reorganization to eliminate Gastar's holding company corporate structure. Gastar and Gastar USA anticipate that the merger will be completed on or before January 31, 2014. J. Russell Porter, Gastar's...

2014-01-22 08:23:17

TSX: KOR OTCQX: CORVF Highlights of the New Northern Extension Holes Include: NB13-369: 37m @ 3.2 g/t gold & 30 g/t silver (incl. 12.9m @ 4.1 g/t gold & 60 g/t silver) NB13-370: 42m @ 4.9 g/t gold & 30 g/t silver (incl. 4.9m @ 21 g/t gold & 117 g/t silver) NB13-372: 28m @ 2.9 g/t gold & 7 g/t silver (incl. 3.7m @ 3.9 g/t gold...

Source Of Galapagos Volcano
2014-01-21 14:35:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new analysis from a team of American researchers has found the volcanic plume that created the Galapagos Islands isn’t where models have projected it. The study team said their findings could also explain volcanic activity around the islands. According to the study, which was published on Sunday the journal Nature Geoscience, the Galapagos plume is at a depth of 155 miles, approximately 100 miles southeast of the westernmost island...

2014-01-21 08:23:46

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that lower-than-planned shipment levels in the Powder River Basin and reduced production levels at the Mountain Laurel complex in Appalachia will impact its fourth quarter 2013 financial results. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120727/CG47668LOGO) In the Powder River Basin ("PRB"), Arch's fourth quarter 2013 shipment levels decreased by more than 15 percent from third quarter levels...

2014-01-21 08:23:40

Highlights -- The resource estimates confirm previously disclosed calculations completed by independent consultants for Brazilian Gold Corporation prior to the acquisition of the properties by Brazil Resources. -- São Jorge Project - Indicated mineral resource of 14.42 Mt grading 1.54 g/t gold (715,000 oz gold) and an inferred mineral resource of 28.19 Mt grading 1.14 g/t gold (1,035,000 oz gold)...

2014-01-21 08:22:54

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) expects to invest approximately $1.5 billion in 2014 to accelerate its growth in natural gas production. CONSOL re-iterates its 2014 natural gas production growth target of 30% and is guiding to a range of 215 - 235 Bcfe for the year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120416/NE87957LOGO ) Capex ($MM) Gross Wells Net Wells...

Georgia Basin May Amplify Ground Shaking From Next Quake In Vancouver
2014-01-21 08:15:38

Seismological Society of America Tall buildings, bridges and other long-period structures in Greater Vancouver may experience greater shaking from large (M 6.8 +) earthquakes than previously thought due to the amplification of surface waves passing through the Georgia basin, according to two studies published by the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA). The basin will have the greatest impact on ground motion passing over it from earthquakes generated south and southwest...


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Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

Mauna Kea
2014-04-10 11:49:35

Mauna Kea is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 13,803 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island and is thought to be about one million years old. Mauna Kea, like all Hawaiian volcanoes, was created when the Pacific tectonic plate passed over a volcanic hotspot. The Hawaiian volcanoes, which extend over an area known as the Hawaiian Ridge – Emperor Seamount chain, have been well studied, but it is not known how the...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

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