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Magnitude 7 Earthquake Off the Coast of Greece and Turkey

The USGS has up-to-date details on the October 30th, 2020 event. 

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ShakeOut 2020: Staying Safe When the Ground Starts to Rumble

When the ground shakes, what do you do? ShakeOut 2020:  Drop, Cover, and Hold On!

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From Volcanoes to Vineyards - New Geologic Map Reveals Portland's Deep History

A new digital geologic map of the greater Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metropolitan area of Oregon and Washington being released today will support...

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Earthquake Forecast for the Westmorland Swarm beginning Sept. 30, 2020

A swarm of earthquakes southeast of the Salton Sea, in the Brawley seismic zone, began on Sept. 30, 2020.

Forecast last updated October 7, 2020 at 8...

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National Preparedness Month 2020: Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Natural hazards have the potential to impact a majority of Americans every year.  USGS science provides part of the foundation for emergency...

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Bill Barnhart Selected as the Earthquake Hazards Program Office Assistant Coordinator

The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program is pleased to announce that Bill Barnhart has been selected as the Earthquake Hazards Program Office Assistant...

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Salton Sea Earthquake Activity Returns to Normal Levels

Reduced activity for the swarm of earthquakes beneath the Salton Sea that began on August 10, 2020.
Last update: 08/14/2020 12pm Pacific

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Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Near Sparta, North Carolina

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck near Sparta, North Carolina August 9, 2020 at 8:07 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Seismic instruments indicate the...

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A Research Retrospective: Offshore Fault Mapping of the San Andreas

Study of New Offshore Fault Mapping Related to the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake:  In 2019, for the first time ever, scientists comprehensively mapped...

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Auroras and Earthquakes: Strange Companions

In a win-win situation for both seismologists and space physicists, a cheap magnetometer at a seismic station can result in better seismic data for...

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Remembering Ridgecrest

Earthquakes can be unsettling.

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June 23, 2020 Oaxaca, Mexico Earthquake

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck offshore Oaxaca, Mexico, on June 23, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. ET. Seismic instruments indicate the earthquake originated...

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