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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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Explore Natural Hazards Science

The Earth is a very dynamic and powerful place where natural hazards can quickly become disasters that threaten society. The USGS monitors and studies...

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From the Seafloor to Outer Space, USGS is on the Case

It’s a pale blue dot. It’s also a landscape of jagged peaks and valleys beneath fluffy white clouds. It's a vast field of wispy green grasses and a...

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Who’s Sharing? Inconsistent Eyewitness Accounts Can Affect How We Understand Earthquakes

Scientists rely on seismometers and eyewitness accounts to identify an earthquake’s location, time and magnitude. A new study explores how the latter...

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The 2019 Great ShakeOut

When the ground starts to shake, what do you do?  Great ShakeOut 2019:  Drop, Cover, and Hold On!

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USGS ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System

Next week, USGS and the nation commemorate the 30th anniversary of one of the most destructive earthquake disasters in U.S. history – the 1989 Loma...

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USGS Working to Restore Streamgages

For questions about a streamgage in your state, please contact your local USGS water science center; contacts can be found at https://water.usgs.gov...

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Before and After: Coastal Change Caused by Hurricane Michael

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Michael, visit the USGS Hurricane Michael page...

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