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Date published: June 18, 2002

Quake hits Southern Indiana-Illinois Border Region



The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 near Darmstadt, Ind., on June 18, 2002 at 12:37 p.m. CDT. The earthquake’s epicenter was located about 10 miles northwest of Evansville, Ind., but the temblor was felt as far away as West Virginia.

Date published: October 18, 2001

USGS Shares Missouri River Science at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Workshops

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is participating in nine of the 14 public workshops scheduled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) this fall. The Corps of Engineers is conducting the workshops and a series of hearings to receive public comment on their recently released Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement to the Master Water Control Manual for the Missouri River system.

Date published: September 5, 2001

USGS Finds West Nile Virus in Chicago-Area Crows

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Madison, Wisc., said today that two dead crows, found in the Chicago area tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Last week, dead crows found near Milwaukee also tested positive for the virus. So far this year, West Nile Virus has been identified in 20 states, the District of Columbia and in southern Ontario.