Natural Hazards

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Date published: October 9, 2019
Status: Completed

Intermountain West Workshop - 2012

June 13-14, 2012

Officer's Club, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Date published: October 9, 2019
Status: Active

NSHMP Workshops

Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page about the content of these presentations.

Date published: October 9, 2019
Status: Active

Tweet Earthquake Dispatch

The USGS is offering earthquake alerts via two twitter accounts @USGSted and @USGSBigQuakes.

Date published: October 8, 2019
Status: Completed

Earthquake Early Warning – Fine-Tuning for Best Alerts

The goal of an earthquake early warning (EEW) system is to provide an alert to people and automatic systems after an earthquake begins but before the shaking reaches their location. As the USGS and its partners are developing an EEW system, called ShakeAlert®, for the West Coast, the benefits, costs, capabilities, and limitations are being investigated. Two recent studies explored the...

Date published: October 8, 2019
Status: Active

Featured Photos and Videos

Keep watching this page for more photos from our scientists!

Contacts: Laura Torresan
Date published: October 4, 2019
Status: Active

Probabilistic Forecasting of Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Earthquake Effects in the Coastal Zone

The nation's coastlines are vulnerable to the interrelated hazards posed by earthquakes, landslides, and tsunamis. In the marine environment these events often occur in concert, and distant triggers can cause severe local effects, making the issue global in scope. As the population continues to migrate toward the coastlines, the social impacts of these hazards are expected to grow.

Date published: October 3, 2019
Status: Active

National Hazard Mapping Team

List of staff.

Date published: October 3, 2019
Status: Completed

1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes Overview from Otto W. Nuttli (1974)

  

Date published: October 2, 2019
Status: Completed

Summary of 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes Sequence

  

Date published: October 2, 2019
Status: Completed

1811-1812 New Madrid, Missouri Earthquakes

Details about the New Madrid, Missouri Earthquakes.

Date published: September 30, 2019
Status: Completed

Could the M7.1 Ridgecrest, CA Earthquake Sequence Trigger a Large Earthquake Nearby?

Release Date: SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

Two of the first questions that come to mind for anyone who just felt an earthquake are, “Will there be another one?” and “Will it be larger?”.

Date published: September 25, 2019
Status: Active

Earthquake-Triggered Ground-Failure

Earthquake-triggered ground-failure, such as landsliding and liquefaction, can contribute significantly to losses, but our current ability to accurately include them in earthquake hazard analyses is limited.