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Can I visit a USGS office?

Very few U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) offices are set up to accommodate visitors. Before stopping by a USGS office, you should check their website or call ahead to make sure that visitors are welcome. There are USGS offices in each state. Members of the public are welcome to use libraries that are located at some USGS offices , but materials can...

How do I get USGS data?

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) provides data on many different science topics. Most of it can be downloaded for free from our website. Our Science Data Catalog is a good starting point. If you are looking for a particular data set and cannot find it through Internet searches or our Science Data Catalog, please call USGS Science...

Where are USGS offices located?

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has offices in every state . Our headquarters is located in Reston, Virginia.

How do I contact the USGS?

For general inquiries, call 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747). You can also use this website to send us a message or to initiate a live Web chat with a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Science Information Specialist. Most of our employees are listed in our online Staff Profiles . USGS offices are located in every state. Please note, however, that most...

Can I get on a list to receive an email message when there is an earthquake? How do I sign up for earthquake notifications?  Are there any Feeds I can subscribe to?

Yes, please go to the USGS Earthquake Notification Services (ENS) to sign up for free emails or text messages to your phone. Use the default settings or customize ENS to fit your needs. Also check out the many different Earthquake Feeds .

Where can I find current earthquake lists and maps for the world or for a specific area?

The Earthquake Hazards Program Latest Earthquakes Map displays earthquakes in near-realtime and up to the past 30 days of earthquakes. The interface includes three panels: a list of earthquakes, a map, and a settings/options panel. You can pan and zoom the map to view specific areas. Click on an event on the list or map for additional information...
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Television reporter interviewing USGS scientist
July 20, 2016

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scientist interview
June 21, 2012

USGS scientist being interviewed by local reporter.

USGS scientist being interviewed about water-quality sampling efforts in Fanno Creek, OR.

Image: USGS Scientist is Interviewed by Media at the Flooded Souris River
June 1, 2011

USGS Scientist is Interviewed by Media at the Flooded Souris River

USGS hydrologist Brent Hanson is interviewed by media at the flooded Souris River in Foxholm, N.D., about 30 miles northwest of Minot. A flooded road can be seen in the background.

As the Souris River flooded during the early summer of 2011, it overcame levees in the city of Minot, N.D., causing about 11,000 people to evacuate their homes. The record-breaking flood

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Image: USGS Scientist Being Interviewed by Media
June 1, 2011

USGS Scientist Being Interviewed by Media

USGS hydrologist Brent Hanson prepares for a media interview in Foxholm, N.D., approximately 30 miles northwest of flooded Minot.

As the Souris River flooded during the early summer of 2011, it overcame levees in the city of Minot, N.D., causing about 11,000 people to evacuate their homes. The record-breaking flood crested on July 25 at over 26,000 cubic feet per 

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Image: USGS Scientist Being Interviewed by Media
June 1, 2011

USGS Scientist Being Interviewed by Media

USGS hydrologist Chris Laveau is interviewed by media on the Broadway Bridge in downtown Minot, N.D.

As the Souris River flooded during the early summer of 2011, it overcame levees in the city of Minot, N.D., causing about 11,000 people to evacuate their homes. The record-breaking flood crested on July 25 at over 26,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) and 24 feet -

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Image: Media Interview about USGS Flooding Efforts
March 27, 2009

Media Interview about USGS Flooding Efforts

USGS scientists Chris Laveau and Joel Galloway are interviewed about historic flooding in Fargo, ND.

Image: KOMO-TV Interview of Eric Grossman
July 21, 2008

KOMO-TV Interview of Eric Grossman

USGS scientist Eric Grossman interviewed by KOMO-TV (ABC,Seattle) at the Swinomish Tribal Community Center.

Image: USGS Interview, Channel 2, Cedar Rapids, IA
June 11, 2008

USGS Interview, Channel 2, Cedar Rapids, IA

Jason McVay being interviewed by Cedar Rapids Channel 2. The day after this picture was taken, the railroad bridge and train in the background were washed away by the floodwater

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November 30, 2000

Press conference with Donald W. Peterson, Scientist-in-Charge of the S

Press conference with Donald W. Peterson, Scientist-in-Charge of the Survey Office at Vancouver. Cameras and news people in foreground. Photo by Henry Spall. Clark County, Washington. September 26, 1980. Published on p. 225, lower photo, in U.S. Geological Survey.