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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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Space Weather and Magnetic Storms: Invaders from Outer Space…Sort Of

While major geomagnetic storms are rare, with only a few recorded per century, there is significant potential for large-scale impacts when they do...

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USGS Participates in Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

On May 26, 2022, USGS Natural Hazards Mission Area scientist, Aleeza Wilkins, represented USGS and the U.S. Delegation at the United Nations Global...

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USGS Hazards Science – Be Informed and Be Prepared

Read below to learn about USGS hazards science, National Preparedness Month, and resources available to explore various hazards in more detail or sign...

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Down to Earth: Complexities of Geology Affect Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse Hazard 

Geoelectric hazards generated by a nuclear explosion at the outer edge of Earth’s atmosphere can be strongly affected by the electrical conductivity...

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