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Where Are Wildfires Burning?

Written on September 6, 2011 at 9:33 am, by

Fire managers and the public can access online maps of current wildfire
locations, thanks to a Web-based mapping application provided by the USGS
and its partners.

USGS Responds to Record Floods after Hurricane Irene

Written on August 26, 2011 at 10:34 am, by

Rivers and streams are reaching record levels as a result of Hurricane Irene’s rainfall, with more than 80 USGS streamgages measuring record peaks.

5.8 Earthquake in Virginia

Written on August 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm, by

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 01:51 PM a 5.8 Earthquake occurred 38 miles outside of Richmond, VA.

Learn about Lassen Volcanic National Park

Written on August 12, 2011 at 11:55 am, by

A new geologic map of Lassen Volcanic National Park and vicinity has been created. The map area includes the entire Lassen Volcanic Center, parts of three older volcanic centers, and the products of regional volcanism.

Reducing Tsunami Hazards

Written on July 10, 2011 at 11:02 am, by

To better understand and reduce tsunami hazards, USGS scientists examined sediment deposited by the tsunami in and around Sendai, Japan, as part of an international tsunami survey team organized by Japanese scientific cooperators.

After a Flood of Record on the Mississippi, Flooding Veers North and West

Written on June 7, 2011 at 7:05 am, by

Many communities in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming and Iowa are dealing with record floodwaters and bracing for more flooding in the upcoming weeks.

Where Are Wildfires Burning?

Written on June 6, 2011 at 10:54 am, by

Fire managers and the public can access online maps of current wildfire locations, thanks to a web-based mapping application provided by the USGS and its partners.

USGS Crews Remain On Scene in the Lower Mississippi River Basin

Written on April 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm, by

USGS crews continue to measure streamflow and collect water quality and sediment samples in the Ohio and Mississippi River basins using state-of-art instruments.

Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake in New Zealand

Written on April 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm, by

New Zealand has experienced another damaging earthquake close to the city of Christchurch, which is still recovering from the magnitude-6.1 earthquake that struck in February. This latest quake has resulted in additional damage to buildings and infrastructure.

Landsat Tracks Long Tornado Swath in Massachusetts

Written on April 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm, by

The USGS-NASA Landsat 5 satellite captured this image of 39-mile track of destruction caused by a massive tornado on June 1 near Sturbridge, MA.

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