U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)


Tue March 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Strong 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Mexico

Originally published on Tue March 20, 2012 2:25 pm

Many people went into the streets after the strong quake rocked Mexico City.
Ronaldo Schemidt AFP/Getty Images

The USGS says an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 hit southwest Mexico today.

The United States Geological Survey says it was 6.2 miles deep and about 120 miles east of Acapulco.

We'll have more on this story as it develops.

Update at 3:54 p.m. ET. Back To Normal:

NPR's Jason Beaubien, reporting from the Zocalo area of Mexico City, says officials report no deaths and no major damage.

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Mon March 5, 2012
The Two-Way

4.0 Magnitude Quake Rattles San Francisco

For those who just felt the earth shake in Northern California, the U.S. Geological Survey says there was a 4.0 magnitude temblor in the "San Francisco bay area" at 5:33 a.m. local time (8:33 a.m. ET).

There's no word yet on whether there was much, if any, damage.

The USGS says the quake was centered about 1 mile from El Cerrito, Calif.

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Thu October 27, 2011

USGS Identifies White Nose Syndrome Culprit

Greg Turner, PA Game Commission

A new article in the journal Nature identifies the fungus responsible for White Nose Syndrome, a disease that’s killed more than 1 million bats on the East Coast and is sweeping across the country.

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