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Despite this man's predictions, no one's expecting a massive California quake …

San Andreas, the new disaster movie opening Friday, features gigantic earthquakes ripping California apart. But don't count on a lesson in accurate science. "Don't consider this your seismology course," said U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy This "seer" paved the way for a YouTuber in the Netherlands named Frank to record a 24-minute video about why... Read More »

5.3-magnitude earthquake shakes Las Vegas; Spaghetti Bowl ramp closed

Saturday's catastrophic earthquake in Nepal occurred because of two converging tectonic plates: the India plate and the overriding Eurasia plate to the north, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Tectonic plates are the large, thin, relatively rigid plates USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards. The US Geological Survey... Read More »

5.3-magnitude earthquake shakes Las Vegas; Spaghetti Bowl ramp closed

Surprisingly, today's temblor wasn't even a very big one, relatively speaking — just (just!) a 3.3-magnitude quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter, for now, was located near the Luna Vista Golf Course  USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards. From spilt coffee cups to overturned... Read More »

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