The mysterious deaths of millions of bats in the United States and Canada over the past several years were caused by a fungus that hitchhiked from Europe, scientists reported Monday, April 9, Experts had suspected that an invasive species was to blame for the die-off from "white nose syndrome. The fungal illness has not caused widespread deaths among European bats unlike in the U.
Now they say the risk of a mega-quake is more likely than previously thought.
The chance of a magnitude-8 quake striking the state in the next three decades jumped to 7 percent from 4. Advertisement The latest seismic calculations largely mirror previous findings issued by the USGS in Back then, scientists also determined that California faced an almost certain risk of experiencing a Northridge-size quake.
The new report included newly discovered fault zones and the possibility that a quake can jump from fault to fault.
There is a 93 percent chance of a magnitude 7 or larger occurring over the same period and a 48 percent chance of a magnitude 7. Most are too small to be felt. The report found there is a 19 percent chance in the next 30 years that a Northridge-size quake will unzip the southern section compared to a 6.
The report is a forecast, but it is not a prediction. Experts still cannot predict exactly where or when a quake will hit anywhere in the world. In recent years, the USGS and several universities have been testing an early warning system designed to detect the first waves of a jolt and send out an alert before the slower-moving damaging waves.
Proponents have said a few seconds of notice can allow trains to slow down, utilities to shut off gas lines and people to duck for cover.by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer, and Paul Gessler.
Michael Watkins, right, Scott Bolton, center, and Jim Green react in Mission Control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the solar-powered. By Alicia Chang plombier-nemours.com — When I was a graduate student in cognitive science, I spent countless hours poring over videos and transcripts of natural language, looking for patterns in the data that could help me better understand how people learn words, concepts, and categories.
by ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer. LOS ANGELES (AP) Scientists have unearthed the oldest big cat fossil yet, suggesting the predator similar to a snow leopard evolved in Asia and spread out.
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Military Experiment Seeks to Predict PTSD. More. ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.—Two days before shipping off to war, Marine Pfc. Jesse Sheets sat inside a trailer in.