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Oh, oh… Whole lotta shakin going on

It’s been a jittery week at eastern Washington’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation, where more than 100 small earthquakes have been detected in the past seven days.

The quakes are part of an earthquake “swarm” that has puzzled scientists since it began at the first of the year. As of Friday, monitors at Hanford had detected more than 700 earthquakes since Jan. 4, said Alan Rohay, senior scientist and seismologist with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which operates at Hanford.

The quakes haven’t disturbed the extensive stores of radioactive waste at Hanford or interfered with cleanup operations there.

via OregonLive.com.

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March 23, 2009 - Posted by | Strange |

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