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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: March 29, 2021

Arid southwest landscapes dotted with the bright lights of a …. lava fountain!?

Volcanoes in Iceland, Italy, and Guatemala have put on displays that are captivating audiences worldwide. But did you know that the same sort of activity could also occur in the southwestern United States?

March 26, 2021

The Monitor newsletter - Vol. 2 | Issue Spring 2021

In this issue: When will Mauna Loa next Erupt?, ShakeOut rollout to the Pacific Northwest, Big Sur Landslides, new storymaps for earthquakes and wildfire science, expanding coverage of the "Total Water Level and Coastal Change Forecast" tools, New Reducing Risk 2021 projects, and more.

Date published: March 24, 2021

Bringing USGS Science Expertise Together for Natural Hazards in Big Sur, CA

Recent landslide activity along California’s Pacific coast in the region known as Big Sur has provided graphic examples of the power and impacts of natural hazard events.

Date published: March 23, 2021

Researcher Spotlight: Jin-Si Over

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting Jin-Si Over - an intelligent, effervescent, and downright awesome geographer with the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. 

 

Date published: March 23, 2021

CONNECT! Natural Hazards Mission Area Facebook Account Exceeds 20K Followers, and New @USGS_Quakes Twitter Account Now Has More Than 200K Followers

Through coordinated communication activities, the Natural Hazards Mission Area is committed to sharing news and science with broad audiences. Social media is an important part of this communications portfolio.

Date published: March 19, 2021

Announcing the 2021 Reducing Risk Awardees

Each year, as part of implementing the USGS Risk Plan, the Natural Hazards Mission Area issues a bureau-wide request for proposals (RFP) to award seed funding to projects that focus on innovative risk research and applications.

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Date published: March 18, 2021

Dr. Adrian Garcia, Methane Hydrate Research Fellowship recipient

Meet Dr. Adrian Garcia, National Energy Technology Laboratory-National Academy of Sciences Methane Hydrate Research Fellowship recipient. Selection of fellows is based on the technical/scientific merit of proposed projects, their potential to advance the stated goals of the interagency R&D program and the nature of the proposed research environment (including mentors and hosting...

Date published: March 17, 2021

Assessing Salt Marsh Vulnerability Nationwide

Salt marshes are among the most productive and valuable ecosystems in the world. The vegetation in these coastal systems acts as a buffer between land and sea. This natural buffer helps reduce flooding, erosion, and subsequent damage to property and infrastructure by slowing down the flow of water and dissipating waves during storms. 

Date published: March 16, 2021

Improving Earthquake Monitoring with Deep Learning

Can a deep-learning approach perform better than NEIC’s traditional methods to get more accurate earthquake locations and magnitudes? The NEIC monitoring system is a perfect candidate for deep learning because it processes large amounts of data, and that’s where deep learning excels.

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Date published: March 9, 2021

Unlocking plate motions of the Cascadia subduction zone with seafloor geodesy

Seeking understanding of the fundamental constraints on plate motions, rates of convergence, and shallow strain accumulation across one of the United States’ most hazardous fault zones.

Date published: March 4, 2021

Kermadec and New Zealand Earthquakes

Three notable earthquakes struck in the southern Pacific Ocean near the Kermadec Islands and New Zealand today, March 4, 2021.

February 26, 2021

Sound Waves Newsletter - Special Issue on Coastal Change Hazards

In this issue of Sound Waves, we highlight some of the work conducted by USGS on Coastal Change Hazards.