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Date published: June 2, 2016

Celebrate June as Oceans Month

June marks National Oceans Month, a month dedicated to recognizing the natural beauty and importance of Earth’s oceans and coasts. Check out 6 cool things that USGS scientists are up to underwater and along our coasts!

Date published: May 19, 2016

Understanding How Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon Creates Mountains

Mountains on Io, Jupiter’s volcanic moon, are formed by a unique geologic mechanism not found elsewhere in the solar system, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: May 12, 2016

May is Volcano Preparedness Month in Washington State

May is Volcano Preparedness Month in Washington, providing residents an opportunity to become more familiar with volcanic hazards in their communities and learn about steps they can take to reduce potential impacts.

Date published: May 10, 2016

USGS Scientists Receive Presidential Awards for Research on Earthquakes, Fish Disease, and Paleoclimate

The U.S. Geological Survey is celebrating the success of three distinguished researchers who are recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This award is the highest recognition granted by the United States government to scientists and engineers in the early stages of their research careers.

Date published: May 6, 2016

First Global Topographic Map of Mercury Released

The first topographic map of Mercury was released today by the U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona State University, Carnegie Institute of Washington, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and NASA.

Date published: April 27, 2016

One Year After the M7.8 Nepal Earthquake

USGS Scientists Return to Himalayan Nation to Learn Lessons 

Date published: April 25, 2016

Citizen Science – Volcanic Ash Collection Workshop and Public Lecture

Two public events are scheduled next week in the City of Kodiak, Alaska about monitoring old volcanic ash resuspended by high winds. Scientists invite the local community to learn more about the potential impacts of resuspended volcanic ash and how to assist in volcano hazards research by collecting samples of the redistributed volcanic ash and dust.

Date published: April 18, 2016

Gifts from the Sea

The USGS has completed the second phase of releasing thousands of photos and videos of the seafloor and coastline through their Coastal and Marine Video and Photography Portal.

Date published: April 18, 2016

Five Science Tools to Check Out — Get Prepared

Are you and your family ready for the next disaster or emergency? Get tips by joining America’s PrepareAthon!

Date published: April 16, 2016

Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake in Ecuador

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Ecuador on April 16, 2016 at 23:58 UTC.

Date published: April 15, 2016

Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake in Japan

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Japan on April 16, 2016 at 1:25 a.m. local time (April 15, 16:25 UTC).

Date published: April 14, 2016

Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake in Japan

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Japan on April 14, 2016 at 9:26 pm local time (12:26 UTC).