Browsing the "Earthquakes" Category

Earthquakes — Natural or Man-Made?

November 9th, 2011 | by Chris Keenan

There are certain human activities that can trigger earthquakes, such as fracking. In fact, the U.S. Geological Survey has done a study linking at least 50 small earthquakes in Oklahoma with fracking that has been going on there

Man-Made Earthquakes?

November 7th, 2011 | by Chris Keenan

There’s no denying it — reports of massive earthquakes have been rocking the news lately. All this recent seismic activity [&hellip

Hydraulic Fracking Infographic

September 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Natural gas may be better than coal, but the boom in natural gas has come as a result of hydraulic fracturing (or 'fracking'), which, beyond emitting greenhouse gases, has been linked to earthquakes (something we've written about many times here on Planetsave) and water quality problems (including flammable water)

Earthquake Shuts Down Virginia Nuclear Plant {Video}

August 23rd, 2011 | by Shellee Tyler

The North Anna nuclear power plant, located 20 miles from the epicenter, is shut down and in a safe condition, a company official and the Louisa County public information office report. There has been no release of nuclear material, Louisa County spokeswoman Amanda Reidelbach said

Earthquake Rocks U.S.

August 23rd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

A huge earthquake hit my former state of Virginia today. I actually first got the news from a writer of ours on CleanTechnica. he lives in Queens, New York and felt it there. Sent me a follow-up email telling me it was in Virginia. I though, "Oh My! That's a big one." Followed very quickly by, "Oh My! I hope everyone I know in Virginia is OK." The USGS is currently reporting that this earthquake was a magnitude 5.8. You can see in the map here that it was not far from Virginia

6.2 Earthquake In Uzbekistan Kills 13 And Injures 86

July 21st, 2011 | by Shellee Tyler

A little after midnight in the mountainous area some 22 miles away from the city of Ferghana in Uzbekistan, some 200,000 residents were shaken by a 6.2 earthquake. The powerful tremor took the lives of thirteen people and injured more than 86 people. Of the injured, 35 have been hospitalized, some having serious injures.

Fukushima Updates on Water, Beef, and More..

July 12th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Jeremy Bloom of our sister site Red, Green, & Blue has been providing updates on the situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant and in Japan, in general, from time to time since the earthquake and tsunami on March 11. Here are a couple on water, food, radiation, and long-term predictions for those in the area from the past couple weeks

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