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Government Technology   06 December 2018   USA   Washington State  
<p>Geologists say the 20-acre, 200-foot-deep mass could continue sliding for years, if not decades, and will likely fall bit by bit into the quarry pit owned by Columbia Asphalt. It will not become a fast-moving, catastrophically damaging landslide, they say.</p> <p><br ...
CNN   03 December 2018   USA   Alaska, Anchorage  
<p>The 7.0-magnitude earthquake sent residents scurrying for cover when it hit at about 8:30 a.m. Friday. The quake was centered 10 miles northeast of Anchorage.<br />The majority of the aftershocks were of a magnitude 2.5 or weaker, meaning they weren't likely ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
Business Insider   07 November 2018   USA   California  
<p>In October, the US Geological Survey released a new report detailing the relative threats posed by volcanoes in the United States. It was the first updated threat assessment since 2005, and officials will use the data to prioritize volcanoes for research ...
FOX 4   01 November 2018   USA   Arlington, Texas  
<p>ARLINGTON, Texas - The city of Arlington is preparing for an emergency in case a dam collapses and floods streets.</p> <p>The privately-owned Prestonwood Lake Dam is in a North Arlington neighborhood near Lamar and Green Oaks boulevards. Inspectors reportedly ...
Alaska Highway News   25 October 2018   USA   Alaska, Old Fort  
<p>The ground beneath the Old Fort landslide had been moving for months before it finally let go in a massive collapse in September and forced more than 150 residents to evacuate their homes.</p> <p>Geologists that have been studying the slide since it let ...
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Express   16 October 2018   USA   California  
<p>TWO MASSIVE earthquakes have struck the French island of New Caledonia sending aftershocks ricocheting through the volatile Ring of Fire region. A huge magnitude 6.8 quake rocked the region early on Tuesday morning. <br>The earthquake followed an earlier ...
The Mercury news   21 September 2018   USA   California  
<p>SUNOL &mdash; After toiling away in the remote hills east of Interstate 680 on the Alameda-Santa Clara county line for seven years, hundreds of construction workers have finally finished the largest dam built in the Bay Area in 20 years.</p> <p>The 220-foot ...
Filed under: Construction News
FORBES   22 July 2018   USA   Wyoming  
<p>Devils Tower in Wyoming is surrounded by myths and mysteries. To the Sioux people, this site was sacred and some of their stories tell how this mountain formed. A long time ago a giant bear chased a group of children onto the flat top of the mountain. Out ...
CNN   19 July 2018   USA   California  
<p>(CNN) A portion of California's scenic Highway 1 reopened Wednesday more than a year after a major landslide buried the road, transportation officials said.<br />The landslide at Mud Creek in 2017 heaped six million tons of rock and dirt on about a quarter ...
Filed under: Construction News
Channel3000   18 July 2018   USA   Wisconsin  
<p>ASHLAND, Wis. - Heavy rains have caused an earthen dam to fail in a rural area of northwestern Wisconsin.<br />Douglas County Emergency Management Director Keith Kesler says he's unaware of any evacuations from the damage Monday. Few people live in the ...