Due to a lapse in appropriations, the majority of USGS websites may not be up to date and may not reflect current conditions. Websites displaying real-time data, such as Earthquake and Water and information needed for public health and safety will be updated with limited support. Additionally, USGS will not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted. For more information, please see www.doi.gov/shutdown
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The USGS Multimedia Gallery is our one-stop collection of videos, photography, and audio. All items in this gallery are considered public domain unless otherwise noted.
The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.
The USGS maintains a variety of webcams across the U.S. These webcams provide valuable research information and data to the USGS scientists, the National Weather Service, emergency managers, and area residents to evaluate near, real-time conditions during natural hazard events (most webcams refresh every 5 - 20 minutes).