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Today sees the launch of ‘Unearthed: Impacts of the Tellus surveys of the north of Ireland’, a book showcasing outputs from the most significant geoscience project ever conducted across the island of Ireland. Published by the Royal Irish Academy, and produced in partnership with the Geological Survey of Ireland, the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland and the British Geological Survey, the book presents findings from the first two stages of Tellus.

2016-10-05


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A hypnotic new animation from Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory reveals the massive arches over the sun’s surface as solar material spews along magnetic field lines. The British Geological Survey, Aurorawatch UK and US body Space Weather Prediction Centre all reported heightened opportunities of spotting the aurora, because a hole in the sun's outer layer is facing Earth.

2016-10-05


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More than three years since the Government vowed to unleash an energy revolution by exploiting shale gas from the rocks deep beneath the north of England, it now looks as though Britain is finally on the verge of getting fracking. In June 2013, the British Geological Survey estimated that some 1,300 trillion cubic feet of gas could be trapped within those shale rocks.

2016-10-07


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Landmark Information Group enhance flood risk analysis with GeoSmart’s 5m groundwater dataset. GeoSmart’s groundwater data uses LIDAR and topography data, which delivers a true 3D view of how groundwater risk varies and migrates across a site through different terrain and slope profiles. Additional supporting base data from the British Geological Survey (BGS), together with historic flood events offers a greater granularity of risk classification boundaries.

2016-10-11


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Earthquakes have the power to shake cities to the ground, yet in the UK about 200 a year rumble under our feet mostly unnoticed. "Herefordshire experiences a lot of earthquakes compared to other areas," says David Galloway, seismologist at the British Geological Survey (BGS).

2016-10-18


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A “PIONEERING” research centre for earth and marine science officially opened at a Scottish university.The £21 million Lyell Centre, at Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh, brings together the expertise of the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the university’s academic work to ensure future generations of researchers can meet the “global science and technology challenges facing the world”.

2016-10-19


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Cornwall has been struck by a 2.3 magnitude earthquake, with the centre of the quake at Liskeard. Kirstin Lemon, of the British Geological Survey, said the quake of this size was unusual for Cornwall adding that scientists hoped to have more details soon.

2016-10-27


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A HUGE earthquake hit a mountainous region in central Italy this morning, just days after the area was hit by two other earthquakes. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said that an "earthquake belt runs north-south through the Apennine Mountains along the spine of Italy".BGS earthquake seismologist Dr Margarita Segou said that the latest earthquake is thought to have been “triggered” by the deadly 6.2 magnitude earthquake in August.

2016-10-30