Earthquake Hazards Program


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Date published: August 25, 2016

Preventing Human-Caused Earthquakes

New research from the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Colorado shows actions taken by drillers and regulators can lessen risk in the case of earthquakes likely caused by the injection of industrial wastewater deep underground.

Date published: August 23, 2016

Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake in central Italy

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy on 24 Aug 2016 at  03:36 a.m. local time (01:36 a.m. UTC)

Date published: June 7, 2016

Hazard a Guess? The riskiest science quiz you will ever take!

How many Americans live and work in areas exposed to potentially damaging earthquakes?

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.