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News

I'm a Reporter

Welcome to the USGS Newsroom. All contacts and media resources can be found here.

Building destroyed during the 1964 Alaska earthquake.

Request Footage

Please contact us if you would like to request footage.

Earthquake Planning Scenario

Earthquake Questions

Call 303-273-8500 for urgent earthquake questions. This is a 24-hour phone line monitored by scientists through the USGS National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC).

Image: Weddell Seal Research at Erebus Bay, Antarctica

Multimedia Gallery

The USGS Multimedia Gallery is our one-stop collection of videos, photography, and other imagery. All items in this gallery are considered public domain. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for more details.

Portrait photo of Dr. Jim Reilly

Key Officials

Learn more about our Director and other key officials. Read their biographies or contact our our Director, Deputy Director, Chief of Staff, and Associate Directors of our Mission Areas and Science Support at headquarters and Regional Directors across the country.

Image: Congressman Higgins visits the USGS R/V Muskie

Congressional

Briefings to increase Congressional and public awareness of the role and relevance of our science in the public policy debate.