Awareness of the consequences of hazards and actions to be taken before, during, or after hazards occur or are encountered.
Putting down roots in earthquake country: Your handbook for the San Francisco Bay region [ More info] If you live or work in the San Francisco Bay region, this handbook explains why you should be concerned with earthquakes, what you can expect during and after a quake, and what you need to do beforehand to be safe and reduce property damage.
Real-time seismic monitoring of instrumented hospital buildings [ More info] Specialized monitoring systems installed in a VA hospital in Memphis, TN will help us to design safer hospitals and other buildings and to prevent loss of life in this and similar earthquake-prone areas.
Taming of a wild research well in Yellowstone National Park during November 1992 [ More info] A valve failed in a research well, causing an uncontrolled eruption of steam and hot water. Video program shows technical problems encountered in controlling and capping the well.
The California Volcano Observatory: monitoring the state's restless volcanoes [ More info] Summarizes where, when, how often volcanoes erupt in California, and explains how our monitoring of these features helps people avoid the hazards that they pose.
The great 1906 earthquake, 100 years later [ More info] Annotated list of resources about the great earthquake of 1906, which caused significant devastation in and around San Francisco, California, compiled for the 100th anniversary of the disaster.
The Hayward fault - Is it due for a repeat of the powerful 1868 earthquake? [ More info] Preparing for earthquakes along this important fault requires studying the history of its movement and its geology, as well as understanding how society has built the area around it.
Topics in coastal and marine sciences: Coastal erosion [ More info] Topics in Coastal and Marine Sciences provides background science materials, definitions, and links to give a common context for users from a variety of backgrounds. Coastal erosion was chosen as the first topic.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Region Coastal and Ocean Science [ More info] Overview of USGS research addressing a broad range of coastal and marine issues in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Region: Alaska Coastal and Ocean Science [ More info] Overview of USGS research addressing a broad range of coastal and marine issues in Alaska.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Region: Santa Barbara Channel Coastal and Ocean Science [ More info] Overview of USGS research addressing a broad range of coastal and marine issues in the Santa Barbara Channel and vicinity, California.
UCERF3: A new earthquake forecast for California's complex fault system [ More info] Explains how we estimate the probability of earthquakes in the state of California. The underlying scientific model was improved to account for factors that can affect the severity of earthquakes.
USGS news and information on El Nino [ More info] Information sources on El Nino effects such as landslides, coastal hazards, floods. Includes links to maps and images.
Using science to strengthen our Nation's resilience to tomorrow's challenges: understanding and preparing for coastal impacts [ More info] Specific steps that USGS is taking to gather scientific information that will help coastal communities prepare for changes, both sudden, like hurricanes, and gradual, like rising sea level.
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