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Earthquake

TEPCO failed to disclose crops over 20KM from Fukushima were contaminated
Fourteen different rice paddies outside of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant evacuation zone were contaminated with radioactive material in August 2013, Japan’s agriculture ministry has found.

15.07.2014 22:55

11 earthquakes hit fracking-heavy central Oklahoma over weekend
Eleven minor earthquakes shook central Oklahoma over the weekend, renewing speculation that the area’s oil and gas drilling boom - fueled by controversial hydraulic fracturing, or fracking - is to blame for an increase in seismic activity.

14.07.2014 16:23

6.8 quake strikes off Fukushima coast
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan, with its epicenter located some 129 kilometers from the city of Namie in Fukishima prefecture, US Geological Survey reported.

11.07.2014 19:32

Some 2,500 earthquakes in Oklahoma linked to fracking
The last five years have seen Oklahoma experience more than 2,500 earthquakes – the vast majority of which are being connected to the oil and gas exploration process of fracking.

08.07.2014 01:51

5 dead as 6.9-magnitude earthquake rocks southern Mexico, Guatemala
At least 5 people have been killed after a powerful 7.1-magnitude quake struck the southern Mexican state of Chiapas and neighboring Guatemala.

07.07.2014 11:33

Just 4 fracking wastewater sites cause 20 percent of all central US earthquakes – study
Just four wastewater wells in Oklahoma – where energy companies dump water after completing the hydraulic fracturing process – have caused scores of earthquakes this year, some 30 km from the site, according to a new study by top US universities.

04.07.2014 17:12

Colorado halts fracking wastewater injections after earthquakes hit the state
Following the detection of a small earthquake, Colorado state regulators have put a halt to the disposal of fracking wastewater into an injection well located in Weld County.

27.06.2014 19:13

7.9 earthquake hits off Alaska's Aleutian Islands, triggers tsunami warning
A magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck near Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, triggering a small tsunami and shaking felt over a wide area, the National Tsunami Warning Center said.

24.06.2014 07:16

‘What are they smoking?’ Greenpeace ridicules NATO claims of Russian fracking plot
Greenpeace has denied a NATO claim that Russia is secretly working with EU environmental groups to oppose fracking. NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen has alleged Russia is trying to promote dependence on its gas exports through sabotage.

20.06.2014 07:08

Freak anomaly: Low-seismic Alaska area shaken by mysterious series of quakes
A swarm of identical earthquakes has hit Alaska – taking place in the same low-seismicity area in the northwest, all at the same 5.7 magnitude. The fifth and latest event took place on Monday, leaving scientists puzzled.

17.06.2014 08:56

US firm hired to save Fukushima from 400k tons of radioactive water
TEPCO, the company in charge of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, cannot filter a dangerous radioactive isotope out of about 400,000 metric tons of water before returning it to the sea, and has contracted with a US company for a second system.

10.06.2014 18:36

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Alaska
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Alaska, about 73km from Haines, near Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

04.06.2014 12:08

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