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  • Fracking doesn't cause earthquakes [Letter]

    Fracking doesn't cause earthquakes [Letter]
    A recent opinion piece missed some key facts on hydraulic fracturing, injection wells and induced seismicity in Oklahoma ("Fracking may be inducing earthquakes," July 1). Hydraulic fracturing is a well-regulated process that has been used more than 1....
  • Fracking may be inducing earthquakes [Commentary]

    Fracking may be inducing earthquakes [Commentary]
    The perennial jokes about California being sloughed off into the Pacific when the next big earthquake strikes may soon give way to laugh lines about Oklahoma shaking, quaking and sinking into the earth. A place once known for rodeos, tornados and dust...
  • Recovered from an earthquake, the Washington Monument is set to reopen

    Recovered from an earthquake, the Washington Monument is set to reopen
    The cracks have been repaired. The stone has been patched. The elevator is fixed. The 500 tons of scaffolding have been down for weeks, and the lawn is freshly mowed. On Monday, 994 days since an earthquake shook the Washington Monument from top to...
  • Boom, then rumble leaves Ocean City puzzled

    Boom, then rumble leaves Ocean City puzzled
    Michael Maykrantz was on duty at a fire house on 74th street in Ocean City when the floor began to shake and the doors started to rattle. At Bart Rader’s house in Ocean Pines, a loud boom “like somebody blew something up” preceded...
  • Harford participates in "Great ShakeOut" drill

    On Thursday, Oct. 17 at approximately 10:17 a.m., millions of people around the world participated in the world's largest earthquake drill. An estimated 18 million people worldwide were to participate in the 2013 "Great ShakeOut" drill. Maryland is one...
  • Breakthrough: 2011 earthquake revealed wider impacts than previously thought possible

    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 –...
  • East Coast earthquake, one year later

    East Coast earthquake, one year later
    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...
  • Haiti in peril as Tomas gains strength

     
    Hurricane forecasters say they see signs of strengthening in Tropical Storm Tomas, and the storm is still expected to regain hurricane strength before striking Haiti and the island of Hispaniola late this week.Tomas on Tuesday morning was located 355...
  • Mag. 3.9 quake reported off Delmarva

     
    The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a Mag. 3.9 undersea earthquake at about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, centered off the continental shelf 181 miles southeast of New York City. That's roughly 200 miles east northeast of Ocean City, MD.The tremor occured......
  • Japan quake felt in Virginia water well

     
    The big earthquake this morning in Japan sent seismic waves around the planet, and, as so often happens with big quakes, those waves triggered a reacting in an especially quake-sensitive monitoring well in Christiansburg, Va. Take a look at the......
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: And so it premieres

     
    Tonight's premiere of Dancing With the Stars is introducing us to a pretty crazy cast of characters. Let's get right to it. First up is Disney star Chelsea Kane, who is partnered with Mark Ballas. Their first dance is the......
  • Baltimore Sticky Rice and tsunami relief

     
    Sticky Rice Baltimore is collecting $1 donations for Shelter Box to provide emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families who lost their homes in the tsunami in Japan. For every $1 donated, a customer receives an entry into a raffle......