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USGS Hazard Science – Understanding the Risks is Key to Preparedness

 Learn About USGS Hazards Science and More About National Preparedness Month:  The very nature of natural hazards means that they have the potential...

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USGS Awards More Than $12.5 Million to Advance the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System in California, Oregon and Washington

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded more than $12.5 million to seven universities and a university-governed non-profit to support operation...

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New Partnership to Build Public Awareness of Global Earthquake Risk

USGS and the Global Earthquake Model Foundation take steps to save lives worldwide

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How Satellite Data Improve Earthquake Monitoring (EOS article)

AGU's EOS publication includes article highlighting USGS National Earthquake Center and products made available on the Earthquake Hazards website...

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Update: Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake in Southern California

Updated on July 19. Visit the USGS earthquake event page for more information.

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Celebrate Oceans Month – USGS Science on the Seas

Our Earth is indeed a watery planet – nearly two-thirds of its surface is covered by water. And all but 3% of that water covers land submerged under...

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Magnitude 8.0 Earthquake in Peru

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck north-central Peru on May 26, 2019 at 2:41 am local time (07:41 UTC). 

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Low-Level Flights in Charleston to Image Buried Faults and Ancient Lava Flows

Editor:  In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne...

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Study of Alaskan Landslide Could Improve Tsunami Modeling

A rare submarine landslide provides researchers with a reference point for modeling the biggest tsunamis. (EOS article)

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USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals

Applications due May 29, 2019

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New tsunami evidence along one of Earth’s largest faults, the Alaska-Aleutian megathrust

Recent geological studies of a key section of the Aleutian Island chain of Alaska suggest Aleutian tsunamis may occur more frequently than previously...

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2018 Anchorage Earthquake

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck north of Anchorage, Alaska, on November 30, 2018, at 8:29 a.m. local time (17:29:28 UTC).  For the most up-to-date...

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