Potential dangers from both natural processes (e.g., earthquakes, floods, and climate change) and human impacts on the environment.
Natural hazards [ More info] Research and monitoring to provide the Nation with a clear understanding of natural hazards and their potential threats to society, and assists with developing smart, cost-effective strategies for achieving preparedness and resilience.
Natural Hazards - A National Threat [ More info] Describes the role USGS plays in reducing losses from natural disasters, itemizing specific information we develop and maintain to help mitigate or avoid these problems.
Natural Hazards Support System [ More info] Shows where current natural hazard events are occurring within the US or worldwide, with information about the geographic extent of the hazard, the US agency engaged to work on it, and how long the hazard is expected be active.
Northern Gulf of Mexico ecosystem change and hazard susceptibility [ More info] Map interfaces and data in the area offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama which was affected most by hurricane Katrina and, more recently, the oil spill.
Pacific Northwest geologic mapping and urban hazards [ More info] Description of research underway in the Pacific Northwest including geologic mapping and urban hazards studies with links to geologic maps, publications, and data.
Pacific Northwest geologic mapping and urban hazards [ More info] Overview of the Pacific Northwest Urban Corridor Geologic Mapping Program concerned with geology and urban hazards with links to online geologic maps, current research, publications, and contacts.
Potential hazards from future volcanic eruptions in the Long Valley -- Mono Lake Area, California [ More info] An introduction to the volcano hazards in the Long Valley area based on the past geologic history of the Long Valley Caldera and the Mono-Inyo Craters volcanic chain.
St. Louis Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project [ More info] Overview of USGS research focused on earthquake hazards of this specific area.
Types and effects of volcano hazards [ More info] Describes the 6 main types of hazardous activities and processes associated with volcanoes, including tephra, lava flows, pyroclastic flows, lahars (volcanic mudflows), landslides, and volcanic gas.
Understanding risk and resilience to natural hazards [ More info] General approach taken by USGS to providing communities with the tools and information they need to prepare for natural hazards that may affect them.
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