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Loma Prieta Earthquake 33rd Anniversary Compilation

A collection of information and resources to help you understand the significance of the Loma Prieta earthquake, the earthquake hazards in the San...

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A step toward understanding earthquakes in California

A new paper reviews past earthquakes to better understand potential future risks.  

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Assembling a seismic history of the southern San Andreas Fault Zone beneath Salton Sea

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...

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Earthquake Detected! Here’s How You Can Prepare

Over 50 million people in Washington, Oregon, and California can take protective actions prior to feeling shaking from an earthquake.  

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Humble yet significant: A case study of youthful faults on Yellowstone’s fringe

Surficial geologic mapping by the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has shed light on geologically young faults in the Jackson Lake area, just...

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Information Regarding Felt Earthquakes in American Samoa

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...

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Using modern tools to look at past earthquakes: How lidar data help to better understand the 1959 Hebgen Lake event

The Hebgen Lake earthquake is the largest to have struck the Intermountain West region of the United States. High-resolution topographic data from...

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Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake in Khōst, Afghanistan

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck overnight near Khōst, Afghanistan on June 21 20:54 UTC.

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The temblor that changed earthquake science turns 30

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...

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USGS Participates in Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

On May 26, 2022, USGS Natural Hazards Mission Area scientist, Aleeza Wilkins, represented USGS and the U.S. Delegation at the United Nations Global...

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USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is currently soliciting project proposals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 grants on earthquake hazards science and is...

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