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USGS Hazards Science – Be Informed and Be Prepared

Read below to learn about USGS hazards science, National Preparedness Month, and resources available to explore various hazards in more detail or sign...

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USGS Crews Work Fast to Capture Critical Flooding Measurements in the Mid-Atlantic

To learn more about USGS’s role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Ida, visit https://www.usgs.gov/Ida 

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Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake near Acapulco, Mexico

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Acapulco in Oaxaca, Mexico on September 7, 2021 at about 9:48 pm Eastern Daylight Time (September 8 at 01:48 UTC). 

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A Whole New (Fiery) World

As a wildfire approached Tonto National Monument in Arizona, archaeologists and firefighters rushed to cover the park’s 700-year-old cliff dwellings...

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Picture This: A National Climate Change Viewer that Helps Land Managers and Decision Makers Plan for Climate Change

The enormity of the challenge posed by climate change makes it difficult to visualize and understand on the ground. Even though wide-ranging impacts...

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USGS Responding to High Water Caused By Ida Across Multiple States

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during and after Hurricane Ida, visit www.usgs.gov/ida.

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USGS Deploying Storm-tide Sensors in Louisiana, Mississippi in Advance of Hurricane Ida

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during and after Hurricane Ida, visit www.usgs.gov/ida.

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USGS Deploying Storm Tide Sensors From NY to MA for Hurricane Henri

As Hurricane Henri approaches the Northeastern U.S., field crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are installing up to 62 storm tide sensors that will...

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Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake in Haiti

A magnitude 7.2 (M 7.2) earthquake struck Haiti on August 14, 2021, at 8:29 am local time (August 14, 2021 12:29 UTC).

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10-Year Anniversary of US’s Most Widely Felt Earthquake

Ten years ago, in the early afternoon of August 23, 2011, millions of people throughout the eastern U.S. felt shaking from a magnitude 5.8 earthquake...

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Magnitude 8.2 Earthquake in Alaska

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck 50 miles south of the Alaska Peninsula on July 28, 2021 at 10:15 pm local time (July 29, 2021 06:15 UTC). Seismic...

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USGS Geospatial Information Response Team (GIRT) earns 2021 Esri SAG Award

The USGS, Geospatial Information Response Team has been selected to receive a Special Achievement in GIS Award at the 2021 Esri worldwide User’s...

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