Potential dangers from both natural processes (e.g., earthquakes, floods, and climate change) and human impacts on the environment.
A Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake in the Tacoma Fault Zone-A Plausible Scenario for the Southern Puget Sound Region, Washington [ More info] Scientific description of the likely effects of a significant earthquake on this densely populated area.
Coal-tar-based pavement sealcoat, polycyclic aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), and environmental health [ More info] Pavement sealant contains chemicals that are known carcinogens, which get into nearby homes, lakes, and the air. Sealants based on coal tar release more dangerous chemicals than those based on asphalt.
Development of a global slope dataset for estimation of landslide occurrence resulting from earthquakes [ More info] Technical description of methods used to generate global slope data from SRTM topography data
Earthquake "Top 10" Lists & Maps [ More info] Lists of largest earthquakes in the world and in the United States, earthquake facts and statistics, deaths from earthquakes, earthquakes by magnitude, and significant earthquakes.
Earthquake glossary [ More info] Dictionary of terms associated with earthquakes with simple definitions and photographs especially suited for students.
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 the central United States, 1699-2010 [ More info] Poster includes GIS data for earthquake locations in this seismically active area.
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.
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