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First images from new Landsat satellite capture northern Colorado Front Range

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 10:51am MDT

For four decades Landsat satellites have beamed back amazing pictures of the Earth from their perch far above the planet’s surface.  The latest craft in the series was launched last month and among the first images it captured were pictures of the area around Fort Collins and the Galena Fire burn scar. The Landsat Data […]

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Stunning satellite imagery shows damage path of deadly EF3 Massachusetts tornado

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 4:50pm MDT

The Bay State is not one which is normally associated with tornadoes having only seen 152 twisters in the past 60 years – up until last week.  Massachusetts took a big hit last week though as a massive tornado ripped through the Springfield area killing four people. Satellite imagery released by the USGS and NASA […]

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California’s ‘big one’ may not be an earthquake

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 7:19pm MDT

California and earthquakes go together like coffee and a cup but a new study suggests that an entirely different kind of disaster may have a bigger impact.  The U.S. Geological Survey gathered 117 scientists to evaluate a hypothetical – but possible – “super storm” and its impact on the Golden State.  At the end of […]

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South-central Alaska struck with magnitude 5.0 earthquake

Thursday, July 8th, 2010 8:33am MDT

Alaska is one of the most seismically active parts of the United States and early Thursday morning residents near Anchorage received a reminder of that fact. A magnitude 5.0 temblor stuck in the evening hours on Wednesday and was felt across the south-central area of the state. Centered 50 miles north-northwest of Anchorage, the quake […]

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How about earthquakes and wildland fires?

Thursday, November 20th, 2008 5:07pm MDT

Thanks to the wonderful community that surrounds weather station operators, we are pleased to announce two new features added to our site. Our new Earthquake Activity page displays earthquake data directly from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).  A report at the top highlights activity within 500 miles of Denver and a map displays activity […]

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