Earthquake Hazards Program RSS feed of news related to Earthquake Hazards Program en USGS-Led Study Reassesses Earthquake Hazard Potential for Central California’s Hosgri Fault;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Assessing earthquake hazards demands a comprehensive understanding of active faults, including their location, length, connectivity, slip rate, and rupture history. For densely populated areas like the central California coast, this knowledge can help safeguard both lives and critical infrastructure.</p> Fri, 3 Nov 2023 16:24:29 EDT c3f738fa-7592-4e56-b9fd-01e49e40197b ( U.S. Geological Survey New USGS-FEMA study highlights economic earthquake risk in the United States;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Earthquakes cost the nation an estimated $14.7 billion annually in building damage and associated losses according to a new report released jointly today by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Federal Emergency Management Agency at the annual Seismological Society of America meeting. </p> Tue, 18 Apr 2023 11:04:52 EDT d8222e9c-440f-47e7-94e9-a2ebf7060016 ( U.S. Geological Survey New Wave Glider will study Earthquake Processes along U.S. Subduction Zones;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The USGS has acquired a new state-of-the-art wave glider for constraining plate motions and earthquake processes along U.S. subduction zones.</p> Thu, 23 Mar 2023 17:18:21 EDT 80f46f93-6640-4cc8-92b5-c7fc7edd4deb ( U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake in Southern California 90 Years Ago Changed the Way We Build;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The story of the damaging Long Beach earthquake on March 10, 1933.</p> Tue, 7 Mar 2023 09:00:48 EST c9b0fcaf-9a2a-4e59-8879-8d7739fd42b2 ( U.S. Geological Survey Vuelos sobre Puerto Rico para cartografiar la geología;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>Editor: En interés público y de acuerdo con las regulaciones de la Administración Federal de Aviación, el USGS está anunciando este proyecto aerotransportado de bajo nivel. Se agradece su ayuda para informar a las comunidades locales.</strong></p> Thu, 23 Feb 2023 12:53:45 EST 8e0f19d0-20a3-4608-967d-d1fbb61997a5 ( U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: Flights Above Puerto Rico to Map Geology;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.</strong></p> Thu, 23 Feb 2023 12:43:20 EST 497e9e23-88b8-4c59-827f-40e1c83c5173 ( U.S. Geological Survey Volcanic explosion penetrates both upper atmosphere and upper crust around the globe;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Slightly more than one year ago, a rare, enormous volcanic explosion created pressure waves in the atmosphere that pushed on the top 3.1 miles/5 kilometers of the Earth, giving scientists a clear “x-ray” of a depth range of the crust that is rarely in focus. </p> Thu, 23 Feb 2023 12:15:47 EST bfdefd93-eaa8-4a6a-8781-2b44e61fc57d ( U.S. Geological Survey New Interactive Geonarrative Explains the 2023 Turkey, Earthquake Sequence;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>On February 6, 2023, a <strong>M</strong> 7.8 earthquake occurred in southern Turkey near the northern border of Syria. This earthquake was followed about 9 hours later by a <strong>M</strong> 7.5 earthquake approximately 90 km to the north.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2023 11:30:00 EST d0f940f9-cea4-4a79-93d4-cfa70eaf0f23 ( U.S. Geological Survey M7.8 and M7.5 Kahramanmaraş Earthquake Sequence near Nurdağı, Turkey (Türkiye);utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The M7.8 and M7.5 Kahramanmaraş Earthquake Sequence struck near Nurdağı, Turkey (Türkiye) on February 6, 2023.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2023 21:00:00 EST a244c2e6-d1fc-4483-8ca8-a2b394207ab7 ( U.S. Geological Survey Ley Bipartidista de Infraestructura ayuda a científicos a cartografiar la geología de Puerto Rico;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Reston, Va. — El Servicio Geológico de los Estados Unidos (USGS, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy que, con fondos sustanciales de la Ley Bipartidista de Infraestructura del Presidente Biden, está invirtiendo más de $1 millón para realizar los primeros estudios magnéticos y radiométricos aerotransportados de alta resolución sobre Puerto Rico y sus aguas circundantes.</p> Tue, 7 Feb 2023 13:53:57 EST 5dd16e4b-2463-4780-bcbd-5124b63d7761 ( U.S. Geological Survey Bipartisan Infrastructure Law helps scientists map geology of Puerto Rico;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Reston, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced today that, with substantial funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, it is investing more than $1 million to conduct the first-ever high-resolution airborne magnetic and radiometric surveys over Puerto Rico and its surrounding waters.</p> Tue, 7 Feb 2023 13:15:05 EST 52f51450-93a4-4064-a16c-6fd89507b14c ( U.S. Geological Survey ShakeAlert goes galactic!;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Even space travelers need earthquake early warning</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2023 09:00:00 EST 4e7284c8-887a-42ac-b0eb-6f4fbade5c68 ( U.S. Geological Survey Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake near Ferndale, California;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck 3 miles offshore in Northern California on December 20, 2022 at 2:34 am local time.</em></p> Tue, 20 Dec 2022 16:14:30 EST fb194339-30e3-42e2-b4d2-acf1c5acae3f ( U.S. Geological Survey Human-Centered Earthquake Impact Information: Learn more about USGS Mendenhall Fellow Sabine Loos;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Translating earthquake science into engineering-based risk and loss assessments is an important tool for disaster management decision-making. Expanding that to include metrics related to societal impacts is part of an ongoing USGS Mendenhall Fellowship featured in an article, published by the Natural Hazards Center (NHC), where Fellow Sabine Loos is working in partnership with the USGS.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2022 12:33:45 EST df4fa577-875f-4987-869a-de256c079eb0 ( U.S. Geological Survey Using Distant Seismometers to Monitor and Analyze Volcanic Eruptions;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A new Science for Everyone web article: Before a volcano erupts, there are typically precursory activities that can be detected on seismometers. Thus, monitoring volcanoes with nearby seismometers is a good way to know when a volcanic eruption may be imminent. However...</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2022 10:30:00 EST 4879b42e-5474-437b-895a-d45aa13bc76f ( U.S. Geological Survey Announcement: Subduction Zone Science Workshop - January 10–11, 2023;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey invites you to a Subduction Zone Science workshop in Seattle at the University of Washington from January 10-11, 2023.</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:15:19 EST 970e9b71-5fb1-483e-8f95-be161081e6de ( U.S. Geological Survey Mapping the Entire Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault System;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A recently completed series of data publications led by the U.S. Geological Survey represents the first time the fault has been mapped using comprehensive, high-resolution marine geophysical approaches. The goal of this research is to gain a better understanding of the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault and its associated earthquake, tsunami, and underwater-landslide hazards.</p> Wed, 9 Nov 2022 15:46:48 EST 52d0847c-a13e-4052-a682-7ec575870c2b ( U.S. Geological Survey World Tsunami Awareness Day November 5, 2022;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A new infographic summarizes great Alaska earthquakes and their related history for generating dangerous Pacific tsunamis.</p> Mon, 7 Nov 2022 11:19:02 EST 2b4cfb12-420c-4700-ab91-b11ddcca5433 ( U.S. Geological Survey ShakeOut 2022: Earthquake Awareness Enables Community Preparedness;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong><em>Get ready to shake it like it’s real! ShakeOut 2022: Drop (or Lock), Cover, and Hold On!</em></strong></p> Tue, 18 Oct 2022 10:45:00 EDT e5595d76-9606-43f6-862f-9992a6a98aa1 ( U.S. Geological Survey Loma Prieta Earthquake 33rd Anniversary Compilation;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A collection of information and resources to help you understand the significance of the Loma Prieta earthquake, the earthquake hazards in the San Francisco Bay Area and resources available to you to prepare for a future seismic event.</p> Sat, 1 Oct 2022 08:20:52 EDT c2ee4d17-3cf5-4e5e-9aa4-671310ea479f ( U.S. Geological Survey A step toward understanding earthquakes in California;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A new paper reviews past earthquakes to better understand potential future risks.  </p> Tue, 30 Aug 2022 12:30:54 EDT e56348ee-56de-4964-a719-3b7a7805b370 ( U.S. Geological Survey Assembling a seismic history of the southern San Andreas Fault Zone beneath Salton Sea;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The San Andreas Fault stretches for 750 miles along much of the length of California, traveling belowground from the Bay Area south to the Salton Sea. It marks the tectonic boundary of the Pacific and North American plates as they slide horizontally past one another, 20 to 35 millimeters (0.8 to 1.4 inches) per year.</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2022 11:37:32 EDT cde05229-3659-497b-a1d2-78bcbab591ee ( U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Detected! Here’s How You Can Prepare;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Over 50 million people in Washington, Oregon, and California can take protective actions prior to feeling shaking from an earthquake.  </p> Thu, 25 Aug 2022 08:00:00 EDT 8a3a4bc6-4e40-42e4-bbe6-e853e23b22c0 ( U.S. Geological Survey Humble yet significant: A case study of youthful faults on Yellowstone’s fringe;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Surficial geologic mapping by the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has shed light on geologically young faults in the Jackson Lake area, just south of Yellowstone National Park. Though mostly inconspicuous on the landscape, these faults offer important clues to the region’s dynamic geologic history.</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2022 03:00:00 EDT f8379c9d-675b-4e08-8ef8-7f2c084cc61f ( U.S. Geological Survey Information Regarding Felt Earthquakes in American Samoa;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Earthquakes have been felt in the Manuʻa Islands of American Samoa for a few days and are ongoing. These earthquakes may be caused by volcanic activity, but a large explosive eruption is extremely unlikely. Experts are assessing the situation.  </p> Wed, 10 Aug 2022 15:40:38 EDT 2424ef54-2f28-4022-87bc-a92dd9ffb4bd ( U.S. Geological Survey Using modern tools to look at past earthquakes: How lidar data help to better understand the 1959 Hebgen Lake event;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Hebgen Lake earthquake is the largest to have struck the Intermountain West region of the United States. High-resolution topographic data from lidar are shedding new “light” on this complex event, as well as on prehistoric earthquakes that occurred within the same fault system.</p> Mon, 1 Aug 2022 09:46:37 EDT d064ec0e-36cd-4c1a-b8af-5cba847fcc27 ( U.S. Geological Survey Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake in Khōst, Afghanistan;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck overnight near Khōst, Afghanistan on June 21 20:54 UTC.</p> Wed, 22 Jun 2022 10:59:09 EDT f0085f12-4df8-4ee6-a69d-41a466361d36 ( U.S. Geological Survey The temblor that changed earthquake science turns 30;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>To mark the 30th anniversary of a Southern California earthquake, we’ll note why it was significant and listen to USGS employees share their own quake tales.  </p> Wed, 22 Jun 2022 07:30:27 EDT da7b6c5c-0e93-4e65-bb29-6452034f378a ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Participates in Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>On May 26, 2022, USGS Natural Hazards Mission Area scientist, Aleeza Wilkins, represented USGS and the U.S. Delegation at the United Nations Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, held in Bali, Indonesia.</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2022 16:12:48 EDT 99a359e2-be16-477f-9780-f66d5077f7b9 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is currently soliciting project proposals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 grants on earthquake hazards science and is authorized to award up to $7 million. Interested researchers can apply online at GRANTS.GOV under funding Opportunity Number G23AS00249. <strong>Note that all proposals submitted to the FY23 open application period are now limited to 15 pages, maximum.</strong></p> Tue, 22 Mar 2022 11:28:39 EDT 1aba96f3-b232-4115-9e57-edbe5e7a0197 ( U.S. Geological Survey