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The Blind Zone of Earthquake Early Warning

One USGS scientist has sorted through the challenges, the claims, and the data to determine what the possibilities and limitations really are for EEW...

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M6.5 Monte Cristo Range Earthquake

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck near Tonopah, Nevada, near the California-Nevada border and about 120 miles southeast of Carson City, early this...

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Announcing Gavin Hayes as USGS Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake & Geologic Hazards

On May 10, Gavin Hayes takes on the role of Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards within the USGS Natural Hazards Mission Area....

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Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake Felt in Puerto Rico

On May 2, 2020, a  magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck about 4 miles offshore of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico, at a depth of about 5-6 miles (9 kilometers). This...
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USGS Announces Awards for 2020 Applied Earthquake Research and Monitoring in the U.S.

Agency announces over $20 million in awards for 2020

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USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals

 

Applications due May 20th, 2020

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Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Felt in Central Idaho

On March 31, 2020, a  magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck  near Boise, ID, in the Challis National Forest. Seismic instruments indicate the earthquake...

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M5.0 Earthquake Hits West Texas, New Mexico Border

On March 26, 2020, a  magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck West Texas near the New Mexico border. Seismic instruments indicate the earthquake originated at...

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M5.7 Earthquake Felt near Salt Lake City, UT

Updated Forecast Shows 1% Chance of Aftershock Above 5.7

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Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake in Puerto Rico

Links to forecasts and scenerios (below) will continue to be updated, however, text in this story will not be updated unless there is significant...

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Large M7.7 Caribbean Quake Felt as Far Away as Florida

On January 28, 2020, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea, roughly equidistant from the coasts of Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman...

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Catalog Shows Complex Rupturing During 2019 Ridgecrest Sequence

The 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence, which startled nearby California residents over the 4 July holiday with magnitude 6.4 and magnitude 7.1...

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