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At 12:32 am Alaska time on January 23, 2018, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake shook Alaska residents out of their beds and set off fears of a tsunami all down the West Coast. Fortunately, the tsunami was only a few inches in height, but within an hour of the earthquake in Alaska, waves of a different sort were hitting far away in Florida.
Sharing isn’t always polite, judging by this EarthWord.
Free and rapid imagery was provided through the USGS Hazard Data Distribution System.
Congratulations to the winners of the 5th Annual Best Student Geologic Map Competition, held at the Geological Society of America's recent Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.
No, this EarthWord isn’t how natural gas quenches its thirst-it just sounds like it...
Eureka often accompanies this EarthWord.
No, this EarthWord isn’t a trait of adult petroleum basins, but it is related to how old they are...
Scientists looked back 10 to 13 thousand years to gain real-world insight into the environmental factors that influence hurricanes near Florida and, by extension, the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.
This EarthWord is probably what you’ve been doing thanks to our fantastic puns...
This EarthWord may sound infinite, but it actually refers to a type of finite resource...
Everyone’s seen the news–scientists discover a new species of fly and name it for Beyonce; scientists discover a new species of monkey and auction its name off; etc. Hundreds of new species of animals, plants, and other organisms are discovered and named every year. But did you know that dozens of minerals are discovered every year too?
To celebrate Earth Science Week and Geologic Map Day, the USGS, in collaboration with the American Geosciences Institute, is pleased to announce a “Geologic Open House” on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Great Falls Park, near McLean, Va.