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April 18, 2001

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.

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April 18, 2001

To provide outdoor recreationists and others greater access to maps of the nation’s 192 million acres of national forests and grasslands, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Forest Service have entered into an agreement to make Forest Service maps available from the USGS.

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April 18, 2001

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.

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April 18, 2001

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.

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April 18, 2001

Although no cases of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease have been found in the United States, with the recent outbreaks in the European Union and South America, USGS wildlife health officials recently released a wildlife health alert.

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April 17, 2001

Russia has the potential to increase its production of platinum-group metals (PGM) by more than 40% in the next few years, according to a study led by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that will be published this week in Post Soviet Geography and Economics.

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April 17, 2001

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.

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April 16, 2001

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.

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April 13, 2001

 

 

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.

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April 9, 2001

 

The President has proposed a budget of $813 million for the Interior Department’s U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Fiscal Year 2002. This budget request provides the same level of funding as 2000. The 2002 budget is approximately $70 million below 2001.

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April 6, 2001

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 

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April 6, 2001

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.