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Date published: September 18, 2019

USGS Hazard Science – Understanding the Risks is Key to Preparedness

 Learn About USGS Hazards Science and More About National Preparedness Month:  The very nature of natural hazards means that they have the potential to impact a majority of Americans every year.  USGS science provides part of the foundation for emergency preparedness whenever and wherever disaster strikes.

Date published: April 18, 2018

USGS Rolls Out Groundbreaking Earthquake Study: The HayWired Earthquake Scenario

USGS collaborates with key academic, state, local, and industry partners to provide a new look at what could happen during a major earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Date published: April 6, 2017

Earthquake Early Warning: Vital for City Transit

Although no one can reliably predict earthquakes, today’s technology is advanced enough to rapidly detect seismic waves as an earthquake begins, calculate the maximum expected shaking, and send alerts to surrounding areas before damage can occur. This technology is known as “earthquake early warning” (EEW).

Date published: March 20, 2017

History of Abrupt Sinking of the Seal Beach Wetlands: New Study Reveals Past Quakes along Fault and Offers Glimpse into the Future

Seal Beach, Calif.— A new collaborative study shows evidence of prior abrupt sinking of the wetlands near Seal Beach, caused by ancient earthquakes that shook the area at least three times in the past 2,000 years, according to researchers.

Date published: May 6, 2016

Lucy Jones Receives 2016 WSSPC Lifetime Achievement Award

Lucy Jones Receives 2016 WSSPC Lifetime Achievement Award

Date published: March 7, 2016

Lucy Jones Presents Session for 2016 International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference

Lucy Jones Presents Session for 2016 International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference

Date published: March 3, 2016

Newly Published: USGS Circular - Get your science used—Six guidelines to improve your products

Newly Published: USGS Circular - Get your science used—Six guidelines to improve your products

Date published: February 18, 2016

Lucy Jones Meets with Senator Feinstein to Discuss San Francisco & Earthquakes

Lucy Jones Meets with Senator Feinstein to Discuss San Francisco & Earthquakes

Date published: February 16, 2016

Dr. Lucy Jones Visits Tokyo For Invited Talk at ISS Symposium

Dr. Lucy Jones Visits Tokyo For Invited Talk at ISS Symposium

Date published: February 9, 2016

Dr. Burkett Presents on Earthquakes for Inland Empire Safety Forum

Dr. Burkett Presents on Earthquakes for Inland Empire Safety Forum

Date published: February 3, 2016

Dr. Lucy Jones Presents on Science Communication for Art Center

Dr. Lucy Jones Presents on Science Communication for Art Center