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M5.0 Earthquake Hits West Texas, New Mexico Border

On March 26, 2020, a  magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck West Texas near the New Mexico border. Seismic instruments indicate the earthquake originated at...

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M5.7 Earthquake Felt near Salt Lake City, UT

Updated Forecast Shows 1% Chance of Aftershock Above 5.7

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President Proposes $971.2 Million FY 2021 Budget for USGS

Budget Focuses on Bringing Science, Facilities, and Infrastructure into the 21st Century

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New Landslide Guidebook for Puerto Rico Residents

A new landslide guidebook released February 5 is now available for Puerto Rico residents to learn more about the landslide hazards that can impact the...

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Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake in Puerto Rico

Links to forecasts and scenerios (below) will continue to be updated, however, text in this story will not be updated unless there is significant...

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Large M7.7 Caribbean Quake Felt as Far Away as Florida

On January 28, 2020, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea, roughly equidistant from the coasts of Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman...

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As Aftershocks Continue in Puerto Rico, USGS Supports Quake Recovery

A sequence of earthquakes in southwest Puerto Rico continues to affect people living there, with the largest recent aftershock a magnitude 5.2 on Jan...

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The Other 364 Days of the Year: The Real Lives of Wild Reindeer

Caribou, North America’s wild reindeer, have lives apart from their famous role on Christmas Eve. To learn more about how  these Arctic antler-bearers...

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Phosphorus and River Water Quality

Investigating the effects of historical phosphorus on current river water quality. 

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USGS provides update for the National Seismic Hazard Model

USGS experts recently released a study that incorporates the latest earthquake science findings into an update of the National Seismic Hazard Model...

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In the Field with Kate Scharer

What’s a day in the life of a research geologist like?

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Yellowstone's migrating bison manipulate springtime green-up

On a typical June day in Yellowstone National Park, it’s not unusual to see hundreds of bison grazing in the Lamar Valley. The herds appear to...

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