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More than 143 million Americans are at risk from earthquakes and accompanying hazards. Citizens, emergency responders, and engineers rely on the USGS for accurate and timely information on locations and intensity of earthquakes, human and economic impacts, and risks of future tremors. 

USGS recovery and rebuilding activities for specific earthquakes are below.

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USGS scientists Thomas L. Pratt and Alena L. Leads, along with Dr. Elizabeth Vanacore, associate research professor at University of Puerto Rico, analyze data in earthquake monitoring and recording equipment amid aftershocks across the island's southern coast.












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