Natural Hazards

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Date published: May 15, 2018
Status: Completed

Landslides Can Cause More Landslides

Release Date: MAY 15, 2018

The deadliest individual landslides in the U.S. recently were in places where there had previously been a landslide. Why do landslides happen in the same place instead of on nearby slopes that appear to be just as likely, if not more likely, to slide?

Date published: May 7, 2018
Status: Completed

The Past Holds the Key to the Future of Aftershock Forecasting

Release Date: MAY 7, 2018

The outcomes of past aftershock sequences can be used to describe the range of possibilities for a current sequence.

Date published: May 2, 2018
Status: Active

Environmental Compliance

The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is the cornerstone of our Nation's environmental laws and was enacted to ensure that information on the environmental impacts of any Federal, or federally funded, action is available to public officials and citizens before decisions are made and before actions are taken

Date published: April 30, 2018
Status: Completed

Untangling Faults at Depth – What Lies Beneath Panamint Valley, California?

Release Date: APRIL 30, 2018

The eastern edge of Panamint Valley,CA has two types of faults that can be seen in the near-surface geology. 150 geophones and a seismic source will help reveal the subsurface picture.

Date published: April 30, 2018
Status: Active

Mapping Florida's Coastal Waters

The FCMaP approach divides Florida into 6 regions that are geologically and physiographically distinct in terms of coastal characteristic.

Date published: April 12, 2018
Status: Active

M7.0 Earthquake Scenarios - Hayward Fault

Three scenarios show the ground shaking for a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on the Hayward fault.

Visit M7.0 Earthquake Scenarios - Hayward Fault for detailed perspective views.

Attribution: Natural Hazards
Date published: April 10, 2018
Status: Active

What to Expect in a Big Urban Earthquake

When a big earthquake hits a populated area, expect these effects.

Date published: April 10, 2018
Status: Active

The HayWired Scenario: An Urban Earthquake in a Connected World

An interactive, graphics-rich summary of the hazards in the HayWired Scenario.

Date published: April 9, 2018
Status: Completed

The Electric Storm of November 1882

Strange things started happening on November 17, 1882, and no one knew quite what to make of it.

Date published: April 5, 2018

Kilauea Advisory Messages Usability Study

Improving Advisories for volcanic activity.