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Date published: April 23, 1997

Current Flooding in North Dakota Exceeds All Previous North Dakota Floods By Far

The current floods in North Dakota far exceed previous floods that occurred in 1950, 1969, 1978, 1979 and 1996, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: April 23, 1997

Guam Earthquake

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 occurred about 55 miles north of Guam in the Pacific Ocean, Wed., April 23, 1997, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: April 22, 1997

Flow of Red River Sets Official 100-Year Record

The flow of the Red River officially broke the 100-year-old record on Thurs. April 17, 1997, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: April 22, 1997

Trinidad Earthquake, April 22, 1997

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 occurred Tues., April 22, 1997, about 35 miles off the coast of Trinidad, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: April 15, 1997

MEDIA ADVISORY: USGS Director to Speak at Sac State

Dr. Gordon Eaton, the national director of the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va., will be one of the speakers at the Friday, April 18, 1997 dedication of Placer Hall on the California State University at Sacramento campus.

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Date published: April 15, 1997

Gasoline Additive in Water Will Be a Key Topic At American Chemical Society Meeting in San Francisco

Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in the nation’s ground waters and surface waters will be the subject of papers and poster presentations by U.S. Geological Survey scientists at the American Chemical Society annual meeting, April 16-17, in San Francisco, Calif.

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Date published: April 15, 1997

USGS Has Deep and Diverse Roots in California

The presence of the U.S. Geological Survey in Placer Hall on the campus of California State University at Sacramento marks the latest chapter in the USGS’s long association with the study of earth sciences in California and cooperation with the state’s Division of Mines and Geology and its higher education system.

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Date published: April 15, 1997

USGS Research Projects Featured at CSUS Open House

Peat soils in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and their relationship to water quality; the history and consequences of long-term groundwater use in the Mojave Desert; the hydrology, biology and geology of San Francisco Bay; 

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Date published: April 15, 1997

Low Levels of Gasoline Additive in Urban Stormwater and Ground Water a Key Topic at Chemical Society Meeting in San Francisco

Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and its potential effects on air and water quality were the focus of a session Wed. and Thurs, April 16-17, 1997, at the American Chemical Society annual meeting in San Francisco, California. U.S. Geological Survey scientists will report on several studies of the occurrence and distribution of this compound in surface water and ground water during the session.

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Date published: April 11, 1997

Bellevue, Wash., Firm to Make Digital Maps for USGS

As part of a continuing expanded partnership with private industry, the U.S. Geological Survey has contracted with NIES Mapping Group, Inc., of Bellevue, Wash., to produce digital orthophoto quadrangles.

Date published: April 10, 1997

Scientists Locate Faults Possibly Related to Shaking From Northridge, California Eathquake

U.S. Geological Survey scientists are encouraged because they now know that they have the capability to explain the blind thrust faults of the Los Angeles region with seismic reflection methods, according to USGS researcher Dr. Rufus Catchings. 

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Date published: April 8, 1997

Large Earthquakes Are Hazards to be Reckoned With in Hawaii; Could Affect Building Codes, According to USGS Researcher

The term "geologic hazards" in Hawaii generally means volcanic eruptions and lava flows. A hazard that might not come to mind is the possibility of earthquakes, as large as magnitude-eight, under the flanks of the active volcanoes, according to Fred Klein, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif.

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