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In this issue: 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake geo-narrative, potential landslide in Alaska, subduction zone science, post-wildfire debris flow assessments, new @USGS_Quakes Twitter account, mapping faults in Puerto Rico, and more.

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Date published: October 19, 2021

USGS Participation in the 2021 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Digital Conference

Diversity within the science community is essential to solving the world’s scientific problems. Different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives help to maximize innovation and fill gaps in science that benefit our society. 

Date published: October 15, 2021

National Hispanic American Heritage Month

National Hispanic American Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, was established to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. In honor of this special month, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) celebrated our scientists and staff of Hispanic descent and highlighted how their heritage plays a role in their...

Date published: October 15, 2021

Eyes in the Sky: How Satellite Imagery Transforms Shoreline Monitoring From “Data-Poor” to “Data-Rich”

Monitoring coastal changes is important for the millions of people that live along coasts in the U.S., particularly as climate change hastens coastal erosion by raising sea levels and fueling powerful storms.

Date published: October 15, 2021

Tracking Changes to Barrier Islands in the Arctic

Barrier islands and spits shelter coastlines from storms, protecting coastal communities and providing habitat for native species.

Date published: October 14, 2021

ShakeOut 2021: Earthquake Awareness Enables Community Preparedness

Get ready to shake it like it’s real! ShakeOut 2021:  Drop (or Lock), Cover, and Hold On!

Date published: October 6, 2021

Queen Charlotte Fault Mapping

The Queen Charlotte Fault is an active strike-slip boundary, similar to California’s San Andreas fault.

Date published: September 30, 2021

New Eruption at Kīlauea Summit

A new eruption at Kīlauea's summit began at approximately 3:20 p.m. HST on September 29, 2021. Lava activity is currently confined to Halema'uma'u crater within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Gas emissions in the summit region are elevated.

Date published: September 29, 2021

Opportunity to Provide Feedback for SZ4D Program

To those interested in USGS SZS and the SZ4D Initiative (Subduction Zones in Four Dimensions)...

September 16, 2021

Special Issue on Reducing Flood Risk by Restoring Coral Reefs

In this special issue, explore the benefits provided by coral reefs off Florida and Puerto Rico - including flood risk reduction and protection for people, property, and natural resources. A new series of USGS reports demonstrates how the restoration of coral reefs can save hundreds of millions of dollars in storm-related damages every year.

Date published: September 10, 2021

USGS Hazards Science – Be Informed and Be Prepared

Read below to learn about USGS hazards science, National Preparedness Month, and resources available to explore various hazards in more detail or sign up for alerts.

Date published: September 8, 2021

Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake near Acapulco, Mexico

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Acapulco in Oaxaca, Mexico on September 7, 2021 at about 9:48 pm Eastern Daylight Time (September 8 at 01:48 UTC).