Data and Tools

Real-time Data

Our scientists gather information through periodic or continuous measurement in the field to provide a view of current conditions. In some instances, observations may not be subject to rigorous review before release; this will be noted in the documentation accompanying the data.

Latest Earthquakes Interface


View the most recent events or search for past earthquakes. View or report earthquakes in your area and more.

Image: High Water Measurements at USGS Site 11059300


Get current water conditions that are important to you, such as water levels, streamflow, temperatures, and more.

Image: USGS Measures Historic Flooding Across the Nation


View the U.S. map of flood and high-water conditions. You are able to narrow your view by State and by water resource region.

colorful lights on the horizon in the night sky


View graphs of real-time magnetic data from USGS and partner observatories and download historical definitive data.

Landsat 8, the most recent satellite in the Landsat series, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on Feb. 11, 2

Remote Land Sensing and Landsat

The USGS operates the Landsat satellites and provides the Nation's portal to the largest archive of remotely sensed land data in the world, supplying access to current and historical images. These images serve many purposes from assessing the impact of natural disasters to monitoring global agricultural production.

Image: Oso, Washington Landslide


Landslide alerts are issued through the Landslide Hazards Program. You can also report a landslide or see reported landslides at Did You See It? Get the latest landslide monitoring information and alerts.

Image: Northeastern Vent of the Kamoamoa Eruption


See real-time alerts for U.S. volcanoes, subscribe to notification services, or choose an observatory that monitors and studies the geology and hazards of their specific locations.

Drought effects at Trinity Lake


View the U.S. map of a below normal 7-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of the year. You are able to narrow your view by State and by water resource region.

A wildfire in a forest


Explore maps of current fire locations and perimeters in the conterminous 48 States and Alaska as well as view and download landfire data sets, receive alerts and notifications.