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Natural Hazards Science at the U.S. Geological Survey

September 26, 2013

The mission of the USGS in natural hazards is to develop and apply hazard science to help protect the safety, security, and economic well-being of the Nation. The costs and consequences of natural hazards can be enormous, and each year more people and infrastructure are at risk. The USGS conducts hazard research and works closely with stakeholders and cooperators to inform a broad range of planning and response activities at individual, local, State, national, and international levels. It has critical statutory and nonstatutory roles regarding floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, coastal erosion, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, and magnetic storms. USGS science can help to understand and reduce risks from natural hazards by providing the information that decisionmakers need to determine which risk management activities are worth­while.

Publication Year 2013
Title Natural Hazards Science at the U.S. Geological Survey
DOI 10.3133/fs20133082
Authors Suzanne C. Perry, Lucile M. Jones, Robert R. Holmes
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2013-3082
Index ID fs20133082
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earthquake Hazards Program; Geologic Hazards Science Center