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2012-08-27 09:00:01

A swarm of moderately-sized earthquakes struck Imperial County, north of El Centro, California late Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon, according to the US Geological Survey.

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2012-05-17 12:00:12

Fracking and injection wells are causing earthquakes around gas fields across the United States. This is a fact. Is it from waste-water injection wells or the production of gas? Geologists are not sure.

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2008-04-30 09:50:00

A recent surge of seemingly endless earthquakes in Nevada over the past two months have seismologists puzzled as they try to determine whether the quakes indicate more activity to come.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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