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Copper Engravings for Sale - UPDATE: From the 1880s to the 1950s, the USGS used engraved copper plates as part of the process to print topographic maps, geologic maps and other scientific illustrations. Thousands of these hand-crafted engravings were used, but eventually replaced by advances in mapping and printing technologies. To clear the aging inventory, the General Services Administration (GSA) is selling by auction to the public 1,795 sets of excess USGS engravings. This effort follows the successful auction of sets that GSA conducted last spring. The next round of sales, for sets that map areas in the western US, started on August 28 and will end on September 11, 2015. A new sale will start about every 30 days. The auctions will occur online through the GSA Auctions web site. http://on.doi.gov/1NYj5wa

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Thursday, August 27th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. (PDT)
USGS, Rambo Auditorium, Bldg. 3
Menlo Park, California, 94025

Yes, Humans Really Are Causing Earthquakes

by Justin Rubinstein, USGS Research Geophysicist

The earthquake rate has dramatically increased in the central US in the last 6 years.

Oklahoma had more M≥3 earthquakes in 2014 than California.

This increase is due to earthquake activity induced by oil and gas operations.

Most earthquakes are not caused by hydraulic fracturing.

We may be able to control these earthquakes.

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The USGS Evening Public Lecture Series events are free and are intended for a general public audience that may not be familiar with the science being discussed. Our speakers are encouraged to thoroughly explain the subject matter being presented, and to define any words or terms that may be ...
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Land of Lakes: According to the USGS, which of these states has the most lakes: Alaska, Florida, Michigan or Minnesota? For the answer to this – and other fun science trivia questions - go to the Science.gov website. The USGS, as part of 16 other Federal science and research agencies who make up the Science.gov alliance, is sponsoring a “trivia challenge”. The questions are posted on the Science.gov Twitter site. To get the answer to these questions, you will be taken to the Science.gov Trivia Challenge page, where you can get the correct answer, more details and see previous questions from other agencies. So, go ahead, and take the challenge! http://go.usa.gov/b2u5

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Preliminary Mag — M 6.6 - 214km W of Lata, Solomon Islands: ShakeMap - IV DYFI? - I Time2015-08-15 07:47:06 UTC2015-08-15 18:47:06 +11:00 at epicenterLocation10.905°S 163.877°EDepth6.35 km (3.95 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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USGS August Evening Public Lecture In Menlo Park

These non-technical lectures are free and are intended for a general audience that may not be familiar with USGS science

Yes, Humans Really Are Causing Earthquakes

by Justin Rubinstein, USGS Research Geophysicist

The earthquake rate has dramatically increased in the central US in the last 6 years.
Oklahoma had more M≥3 earthquakes in 2014 than California.
This increase is due to earthquake activity induced by oil and gas operations.
Most earthquakes are not caused by hydraulic fracturing.
We may be able to control these earthquakes.

When: Thursday, August 27th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. (PDT)

Where: U.S. Geological Survey, Bldg. 3 Rambo Auditorium, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025

More info: http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/
The USGS Evening Public Lecture Series events are free and are intended for a general public audience that may not be familiar with the science being discussed. Our speakers are encouraged to thoroughly explain the subject matter being presented, and to define any words or terms that may be ...
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Preliminary Mag — M 6.8 - 175km SE of Gizo, Solomon Islands: Time2015-08-12 18:49:27 UTC2015-08-13 05:49:27 +11:00 at epicenterLocation9.301°S 157.891°EDepth39.00 km (24.23 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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New Elevation for Nation’s Highest Peak: With this slightly lower elevation, has the tallest mountain in North America shrunk? No, but advances in technology to better measure the elevation at the surface of the Earth have resulted in a more accurate summit height of Alaska’s natural treasure. The revised official height for “the high one” has been measured at 20,310 feet, just 10 feet less than the previous elevation of 20,320 feet which was established using 1950’s era technology. The USGS partnered with NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS), Dewberry,  CompassData,(a subcontractor to Dewberry), the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and the Denali National Park to conduct a precise Global Positioning System (GPS) measurement of a specific point at the mountain’s peak in late June. http://on.doi.gov/1EBhtXd.  Feature story: http://on.doi.gov/1NNbaT7

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Alaska mapping: The ambitious project to update Alaska's maps has passed the halfway point, with more than 57% of the state covered with new elevation data. The milestone was recently celebrated in Anchorage at the “Skybreaking II” ceremony. The ultimate goal of the remapping program is to replace the current state maps, some 40- to 50-years-old. These new US Topo maps will feature updated data layers on a smaller, more detailed scale and are available for free download from the USGS Store. http://bit.ly/1E7JmWH

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An effort to remap Alaska celebrated its half-way mark Tuesday during a ‘skybreaking’ ceremony in Anchorage. The remapping initiative is a significant undertaking for the state. Download Audio
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Preliminary Mag — M 4.1 - 1km N of Piedmont, California: PAGER - GREEN ShakeMap - V DYFI? - VTime2015-08-17 13:49:17 UTC2015-08-17 06:49:17 -07:00 at epicenterLocation37.840°N 122.231°WDepth5.36 km (3.33 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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Looks like the whole west coast is lighting up.
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Preliminary Mag — M 6.6 - 212km W of Lata, Solomon Islands: Time2015-08-15 07:47:07 UTC2015-08-15 18:47:07 +11:00 at epicenterLocation10.900°S 163.900°EDepth18.00 km (11.18 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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Preliminary Mag — M 6.4 - 180km SE of Gizo, Solomon Islands: ShakeMap - V DYFI? - I Time2015-08-12 18:49:23 UTC2015-08-13 05:49:23 +11:00 at epicenterLocation9.320°S 157.934°EDepth5.00 km (3.11 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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I'm not a seismologist.. but I'm wondering why there are so many quakes around the Salomon islands?
Could someone knowledgeable please give me a short explanation? Or point me to an explanatory link?
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Best Student Geologic Map Comp: The USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program in partnership with The Geological Society of America (GSA), GSA Foundation, Association of American State Geologists, American Geosciences Institute, American Institute of Professional Geologists, and the Journal of Maps invites students to participate in the Best Student Geologic Map Poster Competition. Awards and exhibit will be part of the GSA meeting in Baltimore, MD, November 1-4. Submission deadline, Aug 11.  For more details:  http://bit.ly/1FeaUnR
The US Geological Survey (USGS) National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) in partnership with The Geological Society of America (GSA), GSA Foundation, Association of American State Geologists (AASG), American Geosciences Institute (AGI), American Institute of Professional Geologists ...
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Also was wondering has the +Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)​​ been brought in on the clean up there?
Since the wildlife will be impacted and resulting in death,rotting and decaying animals creating diseases and with birds etc traveling around the world etc?

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