U.S. Geological Survey

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center shows Apollo 15 astronauts Jim Irwin, left, and Dave Scott driving a prototype of a lunar rover in a volcanic cinder field east of Flagstaff, Ariz.
U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center via AP
July 08, 2019 - 12:18 pm
By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater that is the most well-preserved on Earth. Northern Arizona has had...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is heading to Louisiana.
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May 28, 2019 - 9:41 am
By Devan Cole, CNN (CNN) -- The Trump administration is planning to change how it assesses the long-term effects and impacts of climate change, The New York Times reported Monday. The paper said the US Geological Survey will begin to limit in its reports how far into the future it projects the...
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A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck the Amazon jungle in north-central Peru early Sunday.
Firefighters of Peru via AP
May 26, 2019 - 11:13 am
By Franklin Briceno LIMA, Peru (AP) — A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death. The quake struck at 2:41 a.m. and was centered in a vast nature...
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Alaska Earthquake
AP Photo/Mike Dinneen
December 01, 2018 - 6:32 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Chris Riekena was driving his 7-year-old son to school when his car started acting up. As he pulled over, he realized the problem wasn't his car — it was a huge earthquake. Riekena turned around to calm his son in the back seat and when he looked forward again, the road...
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Lophelia Samples Atlantic Coral Reef
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
August 28, 2018 - 8:48 am
By Lauren Landrum, CNN (CNN) -- If you think Charleston, South Carolina, has plenty of history within its pre-Colonial grounds, just look at what's been hiding 160 miles off the city's coast for thousands of years: a giant deep-sea coral reef system. The chief scientist who helped make the...
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A girl injured in an earthquake is treated in Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday.
AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati
August 09, 2018 - 8:24 am
By Andi Jatmiko, Associated Press TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday as the official death toll from the most powerful of the quakes topped 300. The strong aftershock, measured at magnitude 5.9 by the U...
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Patients are evacuated outside a hospital, following an earthquake in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.
AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati
August 06, 2018 - 7:02 am
By Ros Idin and Niniek Karmini, Associated Press MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 98 people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said Monday that rescuers still hadn't reached...
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July 29, 2018 - 12:38 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least 10 people and injured 40 on Indonesia's Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said. The quake damaged dozens of single-story houses and taller buildings and was felt in a wider...
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Most of the Kapoho area including the tide pools is now covered in fresh lava with few properties still intact as the Kilauea Volcano lower east rift zone eruption continues on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii.
AP Photo/LE Baskow
June 07, 2018 - 11:16 pm
By Caleb Jones, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land and officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday the flow is still very active and there's no way to know when the eruption will end or if more...
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 In this May 5, 2018, file photo, lava burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii.
AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File
May 14, 2018 - 8:38 am
By Caleb Jones, Associated Press PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A new fissure in Hawaii's Puna District sent gases and lava exploding into the air, spurring officials to call for more evacuations as residents waited for a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's summit. Hawaii County Civil Defense issued...
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