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Revisiting the 1957 Aleutian Earthquake: New Insights into Tsunami Hazards for Hawaiʻi

Revisiting the 1957 Aleutian Earthquake: New Insights into Tsunami Hazards for Hawaiʻi

Despite being separated by more than 1,500 kilometers (2,430 miles) of open ocean in the North Pacific, Hawai’i and Alaska’s Aleutian Islands share...

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Open Job Announcement: PCMSC Center Director

Open Job Announcement: PCMSC Center Director

Center Director for the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center: Apply from June 11 - July 1.

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Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program Scientists Presented with Distinguished Service Awards

Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program Scientists Presented with Distinguished Service Awards

On May 8, USGS Supervisory Research Geophysicist Carolyn Ruppel (Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center) and USGS Supervisory Research Geologist...

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Traversing the Sea for Science: How USGS Uses the Federal Fleet to Study Natural Hazards, Resources, and More

Traversing the Sea for Science: How USGS Uses the Federal Fleet to Study Natural Hazards, Resources, and More

The U.S. Federal Oceanographic Fleet supports Federal and academic marine activities that address a wide range of national needs. The Fleet is...

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New Study Highlights Benefits and Challenges of Using Built Structures for Coral Reef Restoration

New Study Highlights Benefits and Challenges of Using Built Structures for Coral Reef Restoration

A comprehensive review of global efforts to restore coral reefs using built structures points to both the potential benefits and significant knowledge...

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Sediment Flows Create Seafloor Pockmarks offshore of Central California

Sediment Flows Create Seafloor Pockmarks offshore of Central California

A recent study from researchers at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Stanford University, and USGS debunks the longstanding theory that...

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Studying Tsunami Sands to Better Understand the 1700 Cascadia Earthquake

Studying Tsunami Sands to Better Understand the 1700 Cascadia Earthquake

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have leveraged sediment core mapping and sophisticated computer modeling to shed new light on the...

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Collaborative Federal Investigation Reveals Cause of Huntington Oil Spill

Collaborative Federal Investigation Reveals Cause of Huntington Oil Spill

A collaborative investigation involving multiple federal agencies, including the FBI, U.S. Attorneys' Office, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Bureau of Ocean...

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New tool informs flooding and sea level rise solutions for San Francisco Bay Area

New tool informs flooding and sea level rise solutions for San Francisco Bay Area

With the potential for flooding during present-day winter storms and sea level rise continually inching up on San Francisco Bay Area communities, a...

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Photo Roundup: March-May 2024

Photo Roundup: March-May 2024

A selection of coastal and ocean videos and photographs from across the USGS.

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News Briefs: March-May 2024

News Briefs: March-May 2024

News Briefs - featuring coastal and ocean science from across the USGS.

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Refining the Distribution and Evolution of U.S. Atlantic Margin Methane Seeps

Refining the Distribution and Evolution of U.S. Atlantic Margin Methane Seeps

A new study in Marine Geology documents hundreds of previously unknown seafloor methane seeps on the U.S. Atlantic margin and describes the...

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