Earthquake Hazards Program


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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: April 27, 2016

One Year After the M7.8 Nepal Earthquake

USGS Scientists Return to Himalayan Nation to Learn Lessons 

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).

Date published: April 11, 2016

New Campaign Urges Earthquake Preparedness In Quake-Prone Southern California

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) today announced a new campaign to provide Southern Californians with critical earthquake preparedness information.

Date published: April 4, 2016

Rodgers Creek Fault Traced through Santa Rosa

For the first time, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have mapped the active surface trace of the Rodgers Creek Fault through the central part of the northern California city of Santa Rosa. Urban development has, until now, obscured its exact location.

Date published: March 28, 2016

Induced Earthquakes Raise Chances of Damaging Shaking in 2016

For the first time, new USGS maps identify the potential for ground shaking from both human-induced and natural earthquakes in 2016.

Date published: March 24, 2016

First-Ever Maps to Show Induced and Natural Earthquake Hazards — Press Conference

On March 28, USGS scientists will release a report and the first-ever maps showing potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes. In the past, USGS maps only identified natural earthquake hazards.

Date published: March 16, 2016

USGS Offers Earthquake Research Grants

The U.S. Geological Survey will award up to $7 million in grants for earthquake hazards research in 2017.

Date published: February 13, 2016

Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake in Oklahoma

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck in Oklahoma on February 13, 2016 at 11:07:06 am local time.

Date published: February 1, 2016

Global Earthquake Numbers on Par for 2015

Globally there were 14,588 earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater in 2015. This worldwide number is on par with prior year averages of about 40 earthquakes per day of magnitude 4.0, or about 14,500 annually. The 2015 number may change slightly as the final results are completed by seismic analysts at the NEIC in Golden, Colorado.