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USGS Issues Geomagnetic Storm Alert

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June 9, 2000
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United States Geological Survey
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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is bracing for the likely arrival of a major geomagnetic storm and possible auroral activity over the next few days. While it is geomagnetic storms that give rise to the beautiful Northern lights, they can also pose a serious threat for commercial and military satellite operators, power companies, astronauts, and they can even shorten the life of oil pipelines in Alaska by increasing pipeline corrosion.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is bracing for the likely arrival of a major geomagnetic storm and possible auroral activity over the next few days.


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