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Floating With Your Computer: With more than 2.9 billion miles of water traced in just eight months of operation, the highly popular “Streamer” just got better. Streamer is an easy to use, on-line mapping program that traces rivers and streams from any starting point all the way downstream to where the stream drains. Streamer also produces a report that includes a map of information about the people and places encountered along the traced stream. To learn about the product improvement and user endorsements, go to the Top Story at the USGS website: http://on.doi.gov/1ij5uQ2

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Preliminary Mag — M 6.9 - Bouvet Island region: PAGER - GREEN ShakeMap - I DYFI? - I Time2014-04-15 03:57:02 UTC2014-04-15 04:57:02 +01:00 at epicenterLocation53.527°S 8.704°EDepth11.74 km (7.29 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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In this image, the south side of El Capitan may be seen as fog clears around it. El Capitan is a granite monolith that rises about 3,000 ft (900 m) from the valley floor and is one of Yosemite National Park's most famous landmarks.

For more information see the Geologic Story of  Yosemite Valley here:http://www2.nature.nps.gov/geology/usgsnps/yos/topobk.html 

Location: Yosemite Village, CA, USA

Credit: Alex Demas,USGS

#USGS #Elcapitan #Geology #Granite #Batholith #Monolith # YosemiteNationalPark #YosemiteValley #Yosemite #SierraNevadas #Sierras #California #Landscapephoto #Fog
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Beautiful photograph great setting
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Preliminary Mag — M 7.6 - 100km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands: ShakeMap - VIII DYFI? - I Time2014-04-12 20:14:39 UTC2014-04-13 07:14:39 +11:00 at epicenterLocation11.315°S 162.211°EDepth29.31 km (18.21 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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Preliminary Mag — M 8.3 - 108km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands: Time2014-04-12 20:14:37 UTC2014-04-13 07:14:37 +11:00 at epicenterLocation11.339°S 162.339°EDepth10.00 km (6.21 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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This image shows a stand of Saguaro cacti in the dry mountains surrounding Tucson, Arizona.  A star of many Western films the iconic Saguaro cacti are the largest cacti species in the U.S. They can grow upwards to 40 feet tall and typically live 100-200 years.  Their bloom is Arizona's state flower. The Saguaro was given its scientific name, Carnegiea gigantic, in honor of industrialist Andrew Carnegie.  The Carnegie Institution established the Desert Botanical Laboratory in Tucson in the early 1900's. http://instagram.com/p/m0C2inx2ka/

Location: Tucson, AZ, USA

Photographer: Randolph Femmer, USGS  



#Arid #Carnegiea #Desert #Plants #Saguaro #Cactus #Environments #Plants #Ecosystem #Landscapephoto #Sonoran #Arizona
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Preliminary Mag — M 6.9 - Southwest of Africa: Time2014-04-15 03:57:00 UTC2014-04-15 04:57:00 +01:00 at epicenterLocation53.493°S 9.152°EDepth10.00 km (6.21 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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Preliminary Mag — M 7.5 - 111km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands: ShakeMap - VII DYFI? - I Time2014-04-13 12:36:18 UTC2014-04-13 23:36:18 +11:00 at epicenterLocation11.455°S 162.063°EDepth35.00 km (21.75 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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Preliminary Mag — M 7.7 - 117km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands: Time2014-04-13 12:36:18 UTC2014-04-13 23:36:18 +11:00 at epicenterLocation11.500°S 162.100°EDepth20.00 km (12.43 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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Preliminary Mag — M 8.3 - 102km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands: Time2014-04-12 20:14:37 UTC2014-04-13 07:14:37 +11:00 at epicenterLocation11.300°S 162.300°EDepth10.00 km (6.21 mi) #earthquake #usgs
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