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ShakeAlert goes galactic!

Even space travelers need earthquake early warning

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Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake near Ferndale, California

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck 3 miles offshore in Northern California on December 20, 2022 at 2:34 am local time.

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Human-Centered Earthquake Impact Information: Learn more about USGS Mendenhall Fellow Sabine Loos

Translating earthquake science into engineering-based risk and loss assessments is an important tool for disaster management decision-making...

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Using Distant Seismometers to Monitor and Analyze Volcanic Eruptions

A new Science for Everyone web article: Before a volcano erupts, there are typically precursory activities that can be detected on seismometers. Thus...

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Announcement: Subduction Zone Science Workshop - January 10–11, 2023

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.

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Mapping the Entire Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault System

A recently completed series of data publications led by the U.S. Geological Survey represents the first time the fault has been mapped using...

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World Tsunami Awareness Day November 5, 2022

A new infographic summarizes great Alaska earthquakes and their related history for generating dangerous Pacific tsunamis.

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ShakeOut 2022: Earthquake Awareness Enables Community Preparedness

Get ready to shake it like it’s real! ShakeOut 2022: Drop (or Lock), Cover, and Hold On!

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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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