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A gas plume arising from Augustine Volcano during it's eruptive phase 2005-06.
October 11, 2016

True or false? The same size earthquake will cause damage over a larger area in the West than the East.

Status graphic of The National Map Corps volunteer contributions covering the US and Puerto Rico since August 2012. Each dot
September 22, 2016

Results of the Pennsylvania and New York Law Enforcement Mapping Challenges Released

A gas plume arising from Augustine Volcano during it's eruptive phase 2005-06.
September 20, 2016

Are rates of sea level rise increasing faster along the West or the East Coast of the United States?

Image shows a diagram of a subduction zone
September 12, 2016

It’s not flirting for submarines, but this week’s EarthWord does feature the ocean...

Photograph of the United States at Night
September 12, 2016

New strides have been made toward quantifying how geomagnetic storms can interfere with the nation’s electric-power grid systems.