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Date published: April 18, 2001

Nisqually (Seattle) Earthquake Reviewed At SSA Meeting

In early February the program for this year’s annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America was finalized, with several papers and posters that addressed the potential for large earthquakes in the Puget Sound area of Washington.

Date published: April 18, 2001

New Tools For Rapid Reponse To Damaging Earthquakes

The most common information available immediately following an earthquake is the location and magnitude. However, what scientists really want to know is where the shaking was felt, and in the case of emergency response, where it shook the most. Two new systems can now answer these questions within minutes following an earthquake. Both are available on the Internet.

Date published: April 18, 2001

Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon Rattled by

Following the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake, a large number of distant aftershocks or triggered earthquakes occurred much farther away from the fault than previously realized, according to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: April 17, 2001

Eye and Earwitness Accounts of 1906 Earthquake

Eyewitness accounts of the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco agree on a number of striking points, according to Jack Boatwright of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: April 16, 2001

From '06 to Seattle, Earthquakes Get Disected At SSA Meeting

On the 95th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will join their colleagues in the Seismological Society of America (SSA) to discuss new findings on the 1906 earthquake that devastated San Francisco; the Nisqually earthquake that lightly slapped the Seattle-Tacoma area six weeks ago; and several other large earthquakes.

Date published: April 13, 2001

USGS Launches Flood Tracking Website for Red River Basin



As North Dakota and Minnesota communities brace for the worst flooding since 1997, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Office in North Dakota is activating a 2001 Flood Tracking Website to assist residents of the Red River Basin.

Date published: April 6, 2001

USGS Launches New Flood Tracking Website for South Dakota

Huron, S.D. -- A new Flood Tracking Website has been launched by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Office in South Dakota. Aimed at providing hydrological information to emergency management and other essential government agencies, the 2001 Flood Tracking Website will be up and running at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 6.

Date published: April 6, 2001

USGS Earthquake Research on Tap For GSA Spring Meeting

A number of researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey will join about 900 of their fellow geoscientists from around the world to discuss updates and unanswered questions about the Northridge earthquake and new earthquake possibilities in southern California

Date published: April 5, 2001

USGS to Launch New Flood Tracking Website

A new flood tracking website designed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Office in South Dakota will be unveiled Friday, April 6, at a news conference to be held in the USGS Huron Office.

Date published: March 30, 2001

USGS Studies Show Extent of Sediment Contamination and Effects of Saltwater in Charles River in Boston

The U.S. Geological Survey today issued two new reports detailing sediment contamination and saltwater intrusion on the Charles River Basin.

Date published: March 28, 2001

Can't See It, Can't Feel It, Can't Live Without It: Ground Water

Learn how state and local water agencies use ground-water information from the USGS to address ground water and subsidence issues and, at the same time, preserve one of our nation’s most critical natural resources at a briefing, "Ground-Water Resources for the Future."

Date published: March 27, 2001

USGS Monitors Flooding in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

The first days of spring brought a storm of activity to the USGS office in Northborough, Mass. Recent rains have U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists and technicians busily measuring high flows in rivers throughout eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Recorded flood flows can aid in design of bridges, road elevations, and are used to determine flood-prone areas.