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Preliminary Mag — M 7.8 - 189km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan: ShakeMap - VII DYFI? - V Time2015-05-30 11:23:02 UTC2015-05-30 20:23:02 +09:00 at epicenterLocation27.831°N 140.493°EDepth677.56 km (421.02 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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Preliminary Mag — M 7.0 - 111km NNW of Chirikof Island, Alaska: PAGER - GREEN ShakeMap - VI DYFI? - IV Time2015-05-29 07:00:08 UTC2015-05-28 21:00:08 -10:00 at epicenterLocation56.689°N 156.578°WDepth51.00 km (31.69 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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Preliminary Mag — M 6.8 - 102km NNW of Chirikof Island, Alaska: DYFI? - III Time2015-05-29 07:00:00 UTC2015-05-28 21:00:00 -10:00 at epicenterLocation56.600°N 156.500°WDepth62.40 km (38.77 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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Final Thursday Minerals Trivia! I’m a group that’s most famous for jewelry or ingots, but my most common use is far less glamorous. I’m what makes your car’s catalytic converter work, reducing the emissions from your vehicle.
 
You have me to thank for being able to store entire movies, lots of video games, or immense music libraries on your computers too. Who am I? Click here to find out! on.doi.gov/1A7gyv9
 
Manic for Minerals all year long? Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/usgsminerals #USGS #Minerals #triviathursday
 
Image shows a rare nugget of me. Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution.
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Thursday Minerals Trivia Time! I’m one of Elon Musk’s best friends—I’m what makes the batteries in his famous cars work. In fact, I’m what makes most rechargeable batteries work.

I have some other uses, like making glassware and ceramics stronger. I was even instrumental in developing tritium for nuclear weapons. Who am I? Click here to find out! on.doi.gov/1Ea1Kah

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Image shows me floating in oil. Credit: Materialscientist, Wikipedia.
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Minerals Trivia time! I’m known for being rare, although I’m not actually that uncommon. You probably know me after there was a brief shortage of me several years ago. I’m the one that allows your phone to be so small and thin, and I help the alternative energy industry thrive.
 
I have other skills though—next time you take a selfie, give me some props, since your phone’s camera probably has me in it.
 
Last hint—I’m actually 15 different elements, and I get part of my own section of the Periodic Table. So, who am I? Click here to find out! on.doi.gov/1E9YZHj
 
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Image shows Mountain Pass Mine, California, where I’m mined. Credit: Brad Van Gosen, USGS
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Very good, +Charles Carrigan! The rare earth elements include the lanthanide series (La through Lu), as well as yttrium and scandium. -AD
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Preliminary Mag — M 8.5 - 166km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan: Time2015-05-30 11:23:02 UTC2015-05-30 20:23:02 +09:00 at epicenterLocation27.900°N 140.800°EDepth696.00 km (432.47 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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Preliminary Mag — M 6.8 - 111km NNW of Chirikof Island, Alaska: PAGER - GREEN ShakeMap - VII DYFI? - IV Time2015-05-29 07:00:08 UTC2015-05-28 21:00:08 -10:00 at epicenterLocation56.694°N 156.530°WDepth61.70 km (38.34 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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Preliminary Mag — M 6.8 - 103km NNW of Chirikof Island, Alaska: DYFI? - I Time2015-05-29 07:00:08 UTC2015-05-28 21:00:08 -10:00 at epicenterLocation56.627°N 156.453°WDepth62.00 km (38.53 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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Thursday Trivia time again! My natural presence in their iron probably helped the Spartans defeat their enemies. After all, you can’t have steel without me.
 
The Egyptians and Romans had a more fabulous use for me—either to make their glass clear or to make it pink, purple, or black.
 
Nowadays, my use is more pedestrian—I alloy with aluminum to prevent corrosion and am thus popular in soda cans. But my primary use is still to make steel from iron. Who am I? Click here to find out! on.doi.gov/1QnC1UG
 
Manic for Minerals all year long? Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/usgsminerals #USGS #Minerals #triviathursday  
 
Image shows purple pyrolusite in jewelry. Credit: Scott Jackson, USGS.
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In December 2014, the United States began the restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba. In light of that decision, USGS published a report detailing the latest information on the mineral and petroleum resources of Cuba.
 
Cuba is among the world’s top 10 producers of cobalt and nickel, which are used in steel alloys. In addition, the North Cuba Basin has a potential of 9.8 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered natural gas, 4.6 billion barrels of crude oil, and 0.9 billion barrels of natural gas liquids.
 
Read more: http://on.doi.gov/1FdzY0A
 
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Image shows cobalt chips. Credit: Alchemist-hp, Wikipedia.
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Looking for minerals deep underground…from thousands of feet in the air? Believe it or not, one of the newest ways of looking for mineral deposits is by using a tool called hyperspectral imaging.
 
USGS, the Afghan Geological Survey, and the US Department of Defense collaborated to make Afghanistan the first country to be mapped using this tool. More than 70% of the country has been covered with hyperspectral imaging.
 
The maps show areas with high potential for mineral deposits, natural hazards, and even good locations for agriculture. Read more about the maps here: on.doi.gov/1A7xC46
 
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Image shows a hyperspectral coverage map of Afghanistan. Credit: USGS
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