Natural Hazards

Every year in the United States, natural hazard events threaten lives and livelihoods, resulting in deaths and billions of dollars in damage. Access the scientific data collected from monitoring, assessing, and conducting targeted research on a wide range of natural hazards.

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Date published: August 13, 2018


This package is used to calculate coastal geomorphology variables along shore-normal transects. The calculated variables are used as inputs for modeling geomorphology using a Bayesian Network (BN). 

Date published: June 25, 2018


iPlover was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center and the USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics.  It is used by trained and vetted personnel to record information about habitats on coastal beaches and he environment surrounding them. 

Date published: February 28, 2018


Software for tracking rainfall thresholds for landslide and debris-flow occurrence, user manual.

Date published: April 13, 2017

Pedestrian Evacuation Analyst Tool

The Pedestrian Evacuation Analyst is an ArcGIS extension that estimates how long it would take for someone to travel on foot out of a hazardous area that was threatened by a sudden event such as a tsunami, flash flood, or volcanic lahar. It takes into account the elevation changes and the different types of landcover that a person would encounter along the way.

Date published: April 26, 2016

Earthquake Software

Designed to facilitate the study of earthquakes, faults, and seismic related events.

Date published: April 26, 2016

Volcano software

Designed to facilitate the study of seismicity associated with volcanic activity.

Date published: April 26, 2016

Landslide software

Various software designed for landslide assessments and modeling.

Attribution: Natural Hazards
Date published: April 10, 2015


Scoops3D is software to analyze three-dimensional slope stability throughout a digital landscape.

Date published: November 12, 2014


SLAMMER is a Java program that facilitates performing a variety of sliding-block analyses to evaluate seismic slope performance.

Date published: January 1, 2011

USGS Twitter Earthquake Dispatch (@USGSted)

@USGSted (USGS Twitter Earthquake Dispatch) distributes Twitter alerts for earthquakes worldwide with magnitudes of 5.5 and above. When citizens feel shaking activity, they often use the popular social media application, Twitter, to "tweet" what they are experiencing.

Date published: October 20, 2009


A Fortran Program for Transient Rainfall Infiltration and Grid-Based Regional Slope-Stability Analysis, Version 2.0.

Date published: June 18, 2001


A Fortran-77 Computer Program to Calculate the Areal Distribution of Mapped Data Points Using Count-Circle Methodology.