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The cost and consequences of natural hazards can be enormous, with people and infrastructure at risk and vulnerable. Our science is developed and applied to help reduce risk and protect U.S. safety, security and economic wellbeing. These scientific observations, analyses, and research support the Nation in becoming more prepared and resilient to impacts of natural hazards. 

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Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources

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Earthquake Hazards

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Geomagnetism

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Global Seismic Network

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Landslide Hazards

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Volcano Hazards

Education

I Am A...Volcanologist

Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series, a whiteboard animation video series highlighting USGS careers. The concept is to show whimsically "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." Here we have Volcanologist, someone who studies volcanoes and eruptions.

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I Am A...Volcanologist

Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series, a whiteboard animation video series highlighting USGS careers. The concept is to show whimsically "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." Here we have Volcanologist, someone who studies volcanoes and eruptions.

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Featured Photos and Videos

Keep watching this page for more photos from our scientists!

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Featured Photos and Videos

Keep watching this page for more photos from our scientists!

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Science for Everyone

Science briefs about new earthquake research written for non-scientists.

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Science for Everyone

Science briefs about new earthquake research written for non-scientists.

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