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Description: People from the Carolinas to the Midwest to New England, including Maryland, knew the Aug. 23, 2011, 5.8 magnitude earthquake was rare as soon as they felt its rumblings. But U.S. Geological Survey research has show just how unusual –...
A year ago, life paused for a minute in Baltimore and across a wide swath of the country as the ground shook beneath us. Buildings emptied, text messages flew and everyone asked each other, "Did you just feel that?" The U.S. Geological Surveyconfirmed...
The conclusions of geological experts on the relationship between fracking and earthquakes are much clearer than letter writer Barbara McNamara suggests ("Fracking is neither safe nor harmless to the environment," July 16). The National Research Council'...
Investors had plenty to keep them jittery in 2011. There were the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, economic woes in Europe, and, here at home, politically tinged fiscal showdowns in Washington over deep government spending cuts. Still, the stock market...
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake – an apparent aftershock to Tuesday's 5.8 quake that shook Baltimore – was recorded at 1:08 a.m., near Mineral, Va., the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting. Some Baltimore area residents reported via Facebook...
Henry Fostel, Towson (1:51 p.m.): We just experienced a small earth quake at 1:50pm in Towson. Karen A. Fitze, Towson, Timonium and Selbyville, Del. (1:57 p.m.): An earthquake just hit Towson, Timonium, AND Selbyville, Delaware. Catherine Bedolla,...
Geologists say Tuesday's magnitude-5.8 earthquake in Central Virginia released forces that have probably been building for tens of thousands, perhaps millions, of years. And the event may not be over. "Aftershocks are always a possibility, and they're...
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The words "earthquake," "magnitude" and "epicenter" might be common in California, but not in Howard County, where the occasional tremble rattles most residents and workers in more ways than one. "I was terrified," Patrick Smith, a sales representative...
Japanese cultural exchange student Minami Tajima remembers one of her first visits to an American restaurant. She and about two dozen other students from Japan visited Anne Arundel County last year, and after she befriended Arundel High School student...
Less than an hour after the final tremors of the earthquake that rattled Catonsville and much of the east coast dissipated on Aug. 23, a T-shirt emblazoned with "I survived the Virginia Earthquake" was selling for $16.99 oneBay. Tony Uzupus, who designed...
Harry Shearer says his "head exploded" 20 months ago. That's when he heard President Barack Obama, during a town hall meeting in New Orleans, refer to the flooding of the city after Hurricane Katrina as "a natural disaster." The comedian, actor, radio...
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