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National Preparedness Month

Hazards occur frequently across the globe. Often the situation goes from bad to worse as cascading consequences can complicate response and recovery efforts. USGS hazard research can inform efforts to reduce the risks posed and help communities build resilience to future events.

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Hazards 101

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Studying Hazards, Responding to Disasters

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How the Earth Moves

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Water and Extreme Weather

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Biological Threats

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Threats from Space

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Earth's Pulse: Hazard Monitoring

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Alerts, Forecasting, and Notifications

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Resources for Reducing Risk, Building Resilience

USGS Scientific Research Results

One of our primary functions is to provide quality scientific information to the public through our various products.

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Data

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Publications

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Web Tools

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Software

Maps

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Map Releases

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Topographic (Topo) Maps

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Volcanic Maps

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All USGS Maps

Videos and Imagery

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Audio

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Before and After Images

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Images

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Slideshows

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Stereograms

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Videos

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Webcams

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All Multimedia

Real-time Data Information

Providing real-time or near real-time data and information on current conditions and earth observations.

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Earthquakes

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Landsat

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National Water Dashboard

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Volcanoes

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Landslides

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Geomagnetism

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Harmful Algal Blooms

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Wildland Fire

Science for a Changing World

We monitor, assess, and conduct targeted science research so that policy makers and the public have the understanding they need to enhance preparedness, response, and resilience.

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Mission Areas

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Programs

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Interior Regions

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Science Centers

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Observatories

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Laboratories

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Science Support Offices

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Locations

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Key Officials