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Officials in quake ridden central Italy assess damage

October 28, 2016 Alessandra Tarantino and Colleen Barry - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

VISSO, Italy – Officials in central Italy began early Thursday to assess the damage caused by a pair of strong earthquakes in the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August, as an appeal went out

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City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa braces for high floodwaters

September 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

High-flow measurements on two rivers in eastern Iowa are higher than any level since 2008 in several locations, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on Monday, as residents of the city of Cedar Rapids braced for near-record floodwaters. USGS field

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Oklahoma experiences strongest earthquake in five years, officials probing possible connection with oil and gas activities

September 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The governor of Oklahoma has declared a state of emergency for Pawnee County following a magnitude 5.6 earthquake that occurred early Saturday morning. The earthquake was felt in multiple states and was the strongest the state has experienced since November

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Drillers, regulators can lessen earthquakes likely caused by wastewater injection, new research reveals

August 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Actions taken by drillers and regulators can lessen risk in the case of earthquakes likely caused by the injection of industrial wastewater deep underground, according to new research from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Colorado. While

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U.S. Geological Survey confirms historic flooding in South Louisiana, says six streamgages set record levels

August 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has confirmed historic flooding in South Louisiana on its streamgage network, with 30 registering above flood stage over the course of several days. At least six streamgages – which estimate the amount of water flowing