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Scientists: Water Seeping into Faults May Cause S.C. Quakes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some scientists say water seeping deep into the ground may be causing a swarm of earthquakes in the midlands region of South Carolina. More than 60 earthquakes have been recorded since December in an area near …

Swarm of Earthquakes, Some Strong, Hits Off Alaska Islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ A swarm of earthquakes was recorded Tuesday off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, including the largest with a magnitude of 6.8 followed by aftershocks. There were few reports of the underwater quakes in the North Pacific being felt …

Top Texas Shale Producers Hit by Quake-Driven Well Disposal Closures

Some Texas shale oil and gas producers could lose as much as half of their wastewater disposal capacity in key operating areas of the top U.S. oilfield under a growing state crackdown to stem a surge in earthquakes, energy consultancy …

Experts Puzzled by Continuing South Carolina Earthquakes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) –Yet another earthquake has struck near South Carolina’s capital city, the ninth in a series of rumblings that have caused geologists to wonder how long the convulsions might last. Early Wednesday, a 2.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Elgin, …

Series of Small Quakes Shake Near South Carolina Capital

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)–A series of mild earthquakes rumbled across central South Carolina on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, rattling windowpanes and disrupting wildlife but causing no apparent injuries or major damage. It was one of about two dozen …

Okla. Supreme Ct. Ruling Shows Policyholders Shouldn’t Depend on Agent’s Representations

New Dominion LLC taps into oil and natural gas reserves that many production companies avoid. The Tulsa, Oklahoma company operates hundreds of wells that produce from hydrocarbon reservoirs that are saturated with water from ancient aquifers. When oil or gas …

Risk of Quakes Caused by Oil, Gas in New Mexico Rising

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Multiple earthquakes were felt earlier this fall in West Texas, leading regulators in that state to designate a seismic response area and call for less wastewater from oil and gas development to be injected in disposal …

Why Snow, Hail and Wildfire Are Expensive for the Insurance Industry

If you’re having trouble wrapping your mind around the scree of natural catastrophes currently plaguing the world—from deadly July floods in Germany and China to the wildfires still burning in Greece, California and Siberia —you may be interested to know …

Munich Re 2020 Profit Plunges 55% as Pandemic Takes Toll

FRANKFURT — German reinsurance group Munich Re expects net profit to bounce back this year after more than halving in 2020 as the coronavirus crisis helped drive claims to a near-decade high. Major losses in 2020 for the virus and …

Puerto Rico Opens Only 20% of Schools Amid Ongoing Quakes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico opened only 20% of its public schools on Tuesday following a strong earthquake that delayed the start of classes by nearly three weeks as fears linger over the safety of students. Only 177 …