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Glacial moraine along McGee Creek that has been offset about 15-17 ...

Glacial moraine along McGee Creek that has been offset about 15-17 ...

This site is about 5 km (3 mi) south the Long Valley Caldera. For scale, note cars in the parking lot at lower left. The Hilton Creek Fault is much larger than suggested by this relatively small offset--its scarp in places is about 1,100 m (3,600 f) tall and forms part of the eastern front of the Sierra Nevada. The displacement shown here has only occurred since the

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Little Borax Lake, along the western shore of Clear Lake, Californi...

Little Borax Lake, along the western shore of Clear Lake, CA, is a ...

The lake formed after an eruption occurred through a landslide deposit on the southeastern shore of the lake. Little Borax Lake is presently in the center of Buckingham Golf Course on the northern slope of Mount Konocti.

Image of the front page of Sound Waves, March 2011
March 22, 2019

Sound Waves, March 2011

The stories in the March 2011 issue of Sound Waves:

https://archive.usgs.gov/archive/sites/soundwaves.usgs.gov/2011/03/

Japan Lashed by Powerful Earthquake, Devastating Tsunami

Long-Lived, Slow-Growing Corals in Deep Waters of the Gulf of Mexico

Image of ten minutes of video that highlights the brightest pixel values in the video, like the wave froth on the beach.

Sunset State Beach Video Camera 1 Bright Image

Bright image from video camera along Sunset State Beach in Watsonville, CA, looking northwest. This bright image shows the brightest pixel values throughout a 10-minute video sequence. Learn more about the cameras and how we're using them to study coastal change

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Icon made to look like a zipper on piece of paper is being unzipped, with the word ZIP at the bottom of the paper.
January 1, 2014

CoSMoS Southern California flooding hazard scenarios

ZIP file (3.6 MB) contains three files when uncompressed: 

  • an essential readme.txt file and
  • model projections of two Southern California flooding hazard scenarios:
     - ARkStorm, and
     - January 2010 El Niño and Sea-Level Rise.

For more information, see

Mount Konocti, a 1,312 m (4,305 ft) mountain on the eastern shore o...

Mount Konocti, a 1,312 m (4,305 ft) mountain on the eastern shore o...

Mt. Konocti erupted during the most recent stage of volcanism (01. Ma to 10,000 years ago), and a future eruption from the same site would be devastating to the nearby inhabitants.

Camera 2, Santa Cruz, California Cowells Beach time-averaged image from video camera looking at the sandy beach and ocean.

Santa Cruz Cowells Beach Webcam Time-Averaged Image

Video camera time-exposure image at Cowells Beach in Santa Cruz, California, looking southward. Learn more about the cameras and how we're using them to study coastal change.

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