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Date published: October 29, 2002

Protecting the Public From Earthquake Hazards - Advanced National Seismic System Comes to Memphis

October marks a new milestone in the installation of modern seismic stations in seismically active urban areas across the country. These cities include Memphis, San Francisco, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Anchorage, and Reno.

Date published: October 25, 2002

Scientists To Conduct Seismic Experiments Near Memphis

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at The University of Memphis will create two artificial earthquakes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone to learn how the thick layers of sand and clay sediments react to seismic waves.

Date published: October 25, 2002

M6.7 Nenana Mountain, Alaska, Earthquake

On October 23, 2002, a strong magnitude (M) 6.7 earthquake occurred at 3:27 AM Local time 85 miles (135 km) south of Fairbanks and 172 miles (276 km) north of Anchorage. The earthquake was felt broadly, from Fairbanks in the north to Anchorage in the south, a distance of 255 miles. Because of the remote location, however, there was very little damage.

Date published: October 25, 2002

M6.7 Nenana Mountain, Alaska, Earthquake

On October 23, 2002, a strong magnitude (M) 6.7 earthquake occurred at 3:27 AM Local time 85 miles (135 km) south of Fairbanks and 172 miles (276 km) north of Anchorage. The earthquake was felt broadly, from Fairbanks in the north to Anchorage in the south, a distance of 255 miles. Because of the remote location, however, there was very little damage.

Attribution: Region 11: Alaska
Date published: October 23, 2002

USGS Study Shows that Anchorage Area Fault is Capable of a Large Quake

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) shows that the Castle Mountain fault in south-central Alaska may be ready to produce a strong magnitude 6 to 7 earthquake. The study, which examined the ancient earthquake history of the Castle Mountain fault, was just published in the October issue of the Geological Society of America Bulletin.

Date published: October 18, 2002

USGS Assesses Coal in the Illinois Basin

Coal provides over half of our nation’s electrical energy needs. To gain a better understanding of available energy resources, the USGS has recently completed an assessment of one of our nation’s most important coal producing regions, the Illinois Basin (an area covering Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky).

Date published: October 15, 2002

Scientists Study the Long and Short of Pintail Duck Migration

On September 23, pintail 17530’s backpack transmitter beamed a signal from the southwest coast of Alaska to a satellite. She was flying south, 272 days after USGS scientists equipped her with a PTT, or platform transmitter terminal, last winter in California’s Central Valley, where nearly half of North America’s pintails winter.

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Date published: October 2, 2002

Join Scientists and Students for Free Live Electronic Field Trip

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Prince William Network are sharing an amazing story with students all across the U.S. through the live satellite and internet broadcast of The Chesapeake Meteorite: Message From the Past on October 9th from 12 Noon to 1:30 pm Eastern Time.

Date published: October 1, 2002

Multi-Year Contract Awarded for Work At EROS Data Center in Sioux Falls, SD

A contract estimated at $154 million has been awarded today, October 1, 2002 to SAIC, of San Diego, Calif., for operation of the U.S. Geological Survey’s EROS Data Center, in Sioux Falls, S.D. This is one of the largest service contracts within the Department of the Interior.

Date published: September 27, 2002

USGS and the American Geological Institute Combine to Offer a World of Information

 

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the American Geological Institute (AGI) announced a cooperative agreement today that will focus on making the USGS Global Geographic Information System (GIS) database readily available to educators and the general public in the form of a DVD based world atlas.

Date published: September 2, 2002

USGS to Map Richness of Aquatic Life in the Great Lakes

 

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its cooperators are launching a 5-year study in the Great Lakes basin to identify and map unprotected areas of substantial richness in aquatic animal species, and to determine how free those habitats are from human disturbance.

Date published: August 30, 2002

Mrs. Mary C. Rabbitt - Noted USGS Geophysicist and Historian

Mrs. Mary C. Rabbitt, retired geophysicist, administrator, and research historian with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Reston, Virginia, died at her home in Washington, D.C., on August 8. Mrs. Rabbitt, a long-time resident of Washington, D.C., was 87.