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The Hayward Fault—Is It Due for a Repeat of the Powerful 1868 Earthquake?

By Thomas M. Brocher, Jack Boatwright, James J. Lienkaemper, Carol S. Prentice, David P. Schwartz, and Howard Bundock

Drawn from: USGS Fact Sheet 2018...

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National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) Leads Meeting on the Future of Earthquake Research and Monitoring

What are the next goals for the NEIC?

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Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake near Palu, Indonesia

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck north of Palu, Indonesia on September 28, 2018 at 6:03 pm local time (10:03 am UTC).

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Science for a Risky World: A USGS Plan for Risk Research and Applications – USGS publishes strategic plan for examining risk

USGS explores opportunities to advance its capabilities in risk assessment, mitigation, and communication in new strategic plan.

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USGS Science – Leading the Way for Preparedness

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

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Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake in Japan

The USGS has up-to-date details on the September 5, 2018 event.

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Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake in Venezuela

The USGS has up-to-date details on the August 21, 2018 event.

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USGS announces awards for 2018 earthquake monitoring and research in the United States

The U.S Geological Survey announces that the agency has awarded more than $20 million in 2018 for earthquake monitoring and applied research.  

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Scientists complete mission to map fast-moving fault off Alaska: Data will help coastal communities prepare for risks from earthquakes and tsunamis

Researchers from NOAA, U.S. Geological Survey and their partners have completed the first high-resolution, comprehensive mapping of one of the fastest...

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Better Performance and New Features on Earthquake Website

Better performance and new features: landslides and liquefaction estimates, population map layer, Spanish Did You Feel It?, and aftershock forecasts.

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Researchers Develop Model for Predicting Landslides Caused by Earthquakes

A model developed by researchers at Indiana University and the USGS can help experts address such risks by estimating the likelihood of landslides...

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Oklahoma Study Reveals Possible, Previously Unknown Sources of Earthquakes

Magnetic measurements made during low-altitude airplane flights conducted for the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey reveal...

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