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Date published: November 14, 2016

Media Advisory: Helicopter to Make Low-Level Flights Over Parts of eastern Mojave Desert, California

Residents should not be alarmed to witness a low-flying helicopter over the eastern Mojave Desert starting around November 14.

Date published: November 9, 2016

Opportunity to Interview USGS Volcano Disaster Assistance Program Scientists

On November 14, 2016, the news media are invited to visit CVO and interview VDAP scientists about their work assisting foreign counterparts—responding to volcano eruptions and promoting volcano hazard awareness and preparedness.

Date published: November 9, 2016

International Volcano Scientists Unite

For the first time, the United States will host the international Volcano Observatory Best Practices workshop, previously held only in Italy. The workshop will take place from November 15-18 in Vancouver, Washington. It is designed specifically for volcano observatories around the world and their staff to exchange ideas and best practices with each other. 

Date published: November 1, 2016

Some Early 20th Century Earthquakes in Los Angeles Area Might Have Been Man-Made

A new study from the USGS suggests that some early 20th century earthquakes in southern California might have been induced (man-made) by past practices that were used by the oil and gas industry.

Date published: October 31, 2016

Before and After Photos: SE Beach Dunes Lost to Hurricane Matthew

New low-altitude aerial photos of Southeastern beaches taken before and after Hurricane Matthew passed offshore show a new storm-cut inlet, and roads, dunes and structures lost.

Date published: October 30, 2016

Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake in Italy

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Italy on October 30, 2016 at 06:40:19 UTC (7:40 am local time). This is reportedly the largest earthquake in Italy since the magnitude 6.9 Irpinia earthquake struck southern Italy in 1980. 

Date published: October 26, 2016

Magnitude 6.1 and 5.5 Italy Earthquakes

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Italy on October 26, 2016 at 19:18:08 UTC (9:18 pm local). A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck earlier at 17:10:37 UTC. Numerous smaller aftershocks have also occurred.

Date published: October 24, 2016

Wastewater Disposal Likely Induced February 2016 Magnitude 5.1 Oklahoma Earthquake

Distant wastewater disposal wells likely induced the third largest earthquake in recent Oklahoma record, the Feb. 13, 2016, magnitude 5.1 event roughly 32 kilometers northwest of Fairview, Oklahoma. These findings from the U.S. Geological Survey are available in the online edition of Geophysical Research Letters.

Date published: October 21, 2016

Post Hurricane Matthew: USGS Continues Efforts to Document How High Floodwaters Reached

The heavy rains and storm surge Hurricane Matthew produced caused severe flooding in many parts of the south east, resulting in almost 40 peak flood records. As the flood waters continue to recede from some affected areas, the U. S. Geological Survey will continue its efforts to record this historic flooding. Click here to learn more about the work the USGS has completed for Hurricane Matthew.