Mission Areas

USGS Emergency Management

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We oversee USGS's emergency management activities. These include providing executive direction, oversight, and support to USGS managers in responding to major hazard events and ensuring that the USGS is able to fulfill our mission under all circumstances. We also provide support to certain National Response Framework emergency support functions.

Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)

Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)

USGS Emergency Response strives to ensure that the disaster response community has rapid access to timely, accurate, and relevant geospatial imagery, products, and services before, during, and after a disaster.

HDDS

Interior Geospatial Emergency Management System (IGEMS)

Interior Geospatial Emergency Management System (IGEMS)

The Interior Geospatial Emergency Management System (IGEMS) provides the public with both an overview and more specific information on current natural hazard events. It is supported by the Department of the Interior Office of Emergency Management.

IGEMS

Earthquakes

Earthquakes

Real-time and historical earthquake information found at the Earthquake Hazard Program Website. Check out the did "Did You Feel It" app and see how many people are reporting seismic shaking in their area, or browse the "ShakeMap" app!

Earthquake Hazards
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View recent events or search for past earthquakes. Optimized for mobile and desktop.
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View current advisories, events, and what is going on in the news.
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There are 169 potentially active volcanoes in the U.S., and the USGS Volcano Hazards Program provides warnings of unrest and eruption for these volcanoes. We offer volcano monitoring data, provide maps and geologic information, conduct research how volcanoes work, and engage with community education and outreach.
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The USGS provides practical, unbiased information about the Nation's rivers and streams that is crucial in mitigating hazards associated with floods. This site provides information about the USGS activities, data, and services provided during regional high-flow events, such as hurricanes or multi-state flooding events. ...
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Explore critical pre- and post-disaster images and datasets online for immediate viewing and downloading. These images are used in disaster preparations, rescue and relief operations, damage assessments, and reconstruction efforts. We supply satellite and aerial images for analysis of disaster areas before, during, and after a disaster.
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The IGEMS provides the public with both an overview and more specific information on current natural hazard events. The Department of the Interior’s Office of Emergency Management provides it as an internet-accessible service.
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International Charter

It aims at providing a unified system of space data acquisition and delivery to those affected by natural or manmade disasters through Authorized Users. Each member agency has committed resources to support the provisions of the Charter and thus is helping to mitigate the effects of disasters on human life and property.

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DOI Emergency Management

DOI has a department-wide policy relating to emergency management that can be referenced in the Department's Manual in Series: 41-EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ‎(Parts 900-910)‎.