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: July 7, 2016

StrongMotion Fetch

Provides functionality to download and/or process strong motion data from various networks (Japan, New Zealand, IRIS, etc.) and save the peak ground motions in either ShakeMap "station" XML format or spreadhsheet format.

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: October 1, 2015


An application for automating ShakeMap delivery to critical users and for facilitating notification of shaking levels at user-selected facilities.

Date published: April 10, 2015


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

Date published: March 6, 2015

Graizer-Kalkan (2015) Ground Motion Prediction Equation

Graizer-Kalkan (2015) ground motion prediction equation (GMPE) is designed to predict peak-ground acceleration and 5% damped pseudo-spectral acceleration response ordinates for shallow-crustal continental earthquakes to be used in earthquake-engineering applications including probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard analyses.

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: April 8, 2014


Laharz is a Geographical Information Systems tool for automated mapping of lahar inundation hazard zones.

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: December 31, 2010

Risk-Targeted Ground Motion Calculator

This web application can be used to calculate risk-targeted ground motion values in accordance with “Method 2” of 2010 ASCE 7 Standard Section

Date published: October 20, 2009


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

Date published: January 29, 2007


VISCO1D-v3 is a program package to calculate quasi-static deformation on a layered spherical Earth from a specified input source (fault plane parameters) at specified points on the surface or at depth.