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Scientists have helped develop a new way of detecting underwater earthquakes that could save up to £753 million. Researchers used telecoms cables already under our oceans as ‘acoustic sensors’ to detect earthquake-induced vibrations along the length of the cable. The project was carried out in collaboration with researchers at Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica in Italy, the British Geological Survey and the University of Malta.

2018-06-18


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A magnitude 3.9 earthquake was felt in the north east and north of Lincolnshire, Kingston-upon-Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS). The BGS tweeted: "The event June 9, 2018 at 10.14pm UTC magnitude 3.9 is the largest in the area since the Market Rasen event on 27/2/08 at magnitude 5.2, approx. 90 times larger than this recent event."

2018-06-15


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A 3.9-magnitude earthquake centred in north-east Lincolnshire has reportedly been felt up to 60 miles (100km) away. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said it happened at 23:14 BST on Saturday, with the epicentre in Grimsby at a depth of 11 miles. It was felt mainly in Lincolnshire and Hull, the BGS added.

2018-06-10


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The British Geological Survey has just released a new interactive web tool that maps out the geographical variation in the isotope signatures of Britain. This map, which includes strontium, oxygen and sulphur data, enables the determination of the provenance of food and drink or archaeological remains.

2018-06-06


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A pair of tectonic lines were recently discovered underneath the United Kingdom's largest metropolitan area. The buildings most at risk are the historic ones. "There was a small earthquake in Folkestone in 2007. What was damaged most was old chimneys. It may not sound very dramatic but if people are walking in the street and a chimney falls on you, that's bad news," said Roger Musson of the British Geological Survey.

2018-06-01


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Crystals from the Eyjafjallajökull eruption have demonstrated a new way to recognise pre-eruption signals at Eyjafjallajökull and potentially other, similar volcanoes around the world. The project was led by Dr. Daniel Morgan, from the School of Earth and Environment at Leeds, Prof. Thorvaldur Thordarson of the University of Iceland and Dr. Sue Loughlin of the BGS, and studied the chemical patterns inside the crystals that Eyjafjallajökull spat out over the course of March and April 2010.

2018-05-24


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Cornish lithium, a crucial material for electric car batteries, is being prospected for from space - an unobtrusive method of mining exploration. A team of data scientists at the Satellite Applications Catapult is leading a new study, funded by Innovate UK, to see if it is possible to detect a lithium 'fingerprint' from space by imaging vegetation and minerals on the ground using satellites.

2018-05-14


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The Midlands Soil Discussion Group (MSDG) is a division of the British Society of Soil Science. Now in its seventh year, MSDG meets annually at select venues across the region to discuss all things soil science. This year’s meeting was appropriately held at the British Geological Survey (BGS) centre in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire to discuss the link between soils and geology.

2018-05-11


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An international collaboration of scientists, has investigated Earth's climate over half a billion years ago by combining climate models and chemical analyses of fossil shells about 1mm long. The research was carried out as an international collaboration involving scientists from the University of Leicester, British Geological Survey, and CEREGE (France). This collaboration brought together expertise in geochemistry, palaeontology and climate modelling to tackle this longstanding problem.

2018-05-09


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Two British scientific agencies have submitted plans to explore the potential of disused coal mines for providing geo-thermal energy to homes in Glasgow. It is one of two sites proposed in the £31 million UK Geoenergy Observatories Project led by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the UK’s main agency for funding environmental sciences, and the British Geological Survey (BGS), the UK’s principal provider of impartial geological evidence.

2018-05-02


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A current study by the British Geological Survey(BGS) into how groundwater in former mine workings could be used to drive city-scale district heating systems has the potential to transform the way Scottish households and businesses heat their homes. David Schofield, science director for energy systems at the BGS, explains more.

2018-04-30


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As part of the global celebration of International Women's Day on March 8, OGC along with AGI & Geovation, coordinated a ‘Women in Geospatial’ breakfast at London’s Geovation Hub. A diverse audience gathered at the hub to hear the career journeys of two of Geospatial’s great female leaders: Dr Katherine Royse from the British Geological Survey, and OGC’s own Marie-Françoise Voidrot.

2018-04-23


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Nigeria’s ministry of mines and steel development through its agency, Nigeria Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), is collaborating with the British Geological Survey (BGS) towards the establishment of a Nigerian national geo-data archiving system. Bawa Bwari, minister of state, ministry of mines and steel development, while welcoming the representatives of BGS, Matt Harrison, and Jenny Forster, to Nigeria.

2018-04-19


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Plans are being put in place to examine a vast reservoir of warm water that fills the mines and rock layers underneath the city in the hope of harnessing the natural heat store. Professor Michael Stephenson, director of science of the British Geological Survey (BGS), which is funding the project, said: 'The rocks below Glasgow are crisscrossed with tunnels that were hewed into the rock by coalminers in the 19th and 20th century.'

2018-04-10


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It’s a blustery winter day on the English coast and Nicola Bayless is walking along the Happisburgh cliffs with her daughter Darcy, surveying the damage after a recent storm. The North Sea has been eating away at Happisburgh’s cliffs for 5,000 years. Estimates put the average historical rate of erosion at somewhere between one and three feet per year, according to Catherine Pennington, a geologist with the British Geological Survey.

2018-04-05


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An earthquake which left many residents in Mole Valley and near Horley feeling "shakes" and "quivers" is the first ever to be recorded in Surrey. Hitting a magnitude of 2.7 on the Richter scale with a depth of 5km, the British Geological Survey (BGS) confirmed it is the first to be based in the county, with its epicentre in Newdigate in the Mole Valley. BGS seismologist David Galloway said it was "rare" for an earthquake to take place in the south-east region.

2018-04-02


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VITAL research is underway to help to tackle alarming levels of arsenic in food and drink in parts of India and Bangladesh. A team from Salford, Manchester, Birmingham, the British Geological Survey and four institutes in India including the National Institute of Hydrology have received funding from NERC, the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council to find methods to better predict arsenic levels in water.

2018-03-26


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A new 45-mile trail exploring three billion years of geological history is being launched on a Highland peninsula. The Geotrail in Coigach will offer some of the best viewpoints of the west coast near Achiltibuie. The trail has been produced in collaboration with the North West Highlands Geopark and the British Geological Survey.

2018-03-26


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A 2-billion-year-old chunk of sea salt provides new evidence for the transformation of Earth's atmosphere into an oxygenated environment capable of supporting life as we know it. The study by an international team of institutions including Princeton University found that the rise in oxygen that occurred about 2.3 billion years ago, known as the Great Oxidation Event, was much more substantial than previously indicated.

2018-03-22


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Black clay deposit indicates the London suburb was once a woodland marsh by the sea. Dave Entwistle, an engineering geologist at the British Geological Survey said it was very unusual to find such deposits in that area.

2018-03-16

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