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  • Joseph Blumberg

    Many of us felt it and more even heard the rumbling. At approximately 7:12 p.m. last evening (Tuesday, October 16), the ground shook throughout New England.

    According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the 4.6 magnitude quake was in southwest Maine, three miles west of Hollis Center, originating at a depth of about five kilometers. The USGS initially gave the earthquake a 4.6-magnitude rating and later downgraded it to 4.0...

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  • Joseph Blumberg

    Radioactive iodine found by Dartmouth researchers in the local New Hampshire environment is a direct consequence of a nuclear reactor’s explosion and meltdown half a world away, says Joshua Landis, a research associate in the Department of Earth Sciences.

    The failure of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility, following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami, was the largest nuclear disaster since 1986 at Chernobyl. “We live on a really small...

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