Potential dangers from both natural processes (e.g., earthquakes, floods, and climate change) and human impacts on the environment.
Earthquake hazard in the New Madrid seismic zone remains a concern [ More info] GPS measurements made since 1996 seem to show this earthquake-prone area slowing down. Is it time to relax? Scientists who studied these data in detail say no, and this fact sheet explains why.
Earthquake hazard maps [ More info] National seismic hazards maps, global seismic hazards map, predictive intensity maps, shaking hazards maps and probabilities for California, and a variety of fact sheets on earthquakes.
Earthquakes and tsunamis in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands [ More info] Fact sheet on hazards from earthquakes and tsunamis in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to be downloaded as a PDF file or viewed as an Adobe Acrobat Reader file.
Earthquakes for kids [ More info] Links to various earthquake projects, facts, science fair ideas, earthquake science, becoming an earthquake scientist, image glossary, earthquake facts, and puzzles and games for children.
Earthquakes in Hawaii -- an underappreciated but serious hazard [ More info] Shows where earthquakes occur here, the type of damage that has occurred, and the information that USGS provides to help people anticipate and understand this hazard.
Earthquakes in the central United States, 1699-2010 [ More info] Poster includes GIS data for earthquake locations in this seismically active area.
Earthquakes pose a serious hazard in Afghanistan [ More info] Structural features in eastern Afghanistan accompany seismicity data showing this area is subject to considerable risk of earthquakes.
Earthshots, satellite images of environmental change [ More info] Satellite images of geographic areas of interest, cities, deserts, glaciers, geologic features, disaster areas, water bodies, and wildlife linked with articles, maps, and other images such as AVHRR, photographs, and special project images.
Emergency operations portal [ More info] Critical pre- and post-disaster images and datasets available online for immediate viewing and downloading. Includes the Hazards Data Distribution System, an interactive map interface.
Emissions from Coal Fires and Their Impact on the Environment [ More info] Reviews how coal fires occur, how they can be detected by airborne and remote surveys, and, most importantly, the impact coal-fire emissions may have on the environment and human health, especially mercury, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and methane.
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