Natural Hazards

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Date published: October 8, 2020
Status: Active

Using Video Imagery to Study Wave Dynamics: Tres Palmas

Four video cameras look westward over the coast and the coral reef at Tres Palmas in Rincón, on the west coast of Puerto Rico. Two cameras look out at the horizon and over the ocean for the mid-field view; one camera offers a zoomed-in, far-field view overlooking the reef and out to the island of Desecheo, a U.S. National Wildlife Refuge; and another camera focuses on the beach.

Contacts: Curt Storlazzi, PhD, Miguel Canals-Silander, Patricia Chardon Maldonado
Date published: October 6, 2020
Status: Active

Global Marine Mineral Resources

Researching mineral resources that occur within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone and areas beyond national jurisdictions.

Date published: October 5, 2020
Status: Completed

SLAB2 - A Comprehensive Subduction Zone Geometry Model

Data for subduction zone slab geometry.

Attribution: Natural Hazards
Date published: October 5, 2020
Status: Completed

Understanding plate motions

Scientists now have a fairly good understanding of how the plates move and how such movements relate to earthquake activity. Most movement occurs along narrow zones between plates where the results of plate-tectonic forces are most evident.

Attribution: Natural Hazards
Date published: October 5, 2020
Status: Completed

Landslide Education

Learn about the basics of landslides.

Attribution: Natural Hazards
Date published: October 5, 2020
Status: Completed

Earthquake Education

Tons of great resources for learning about the science of earthquakes.

Attribution: Natural Hazards
Date published: October 5, 2020
Status: Completed

Could It Happen Here?

Soon after the devastating tsunamis in the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004 and in Japan on March 11, 2011, many people have asked, "Could such a tsunami happen in the United States?"

Attribution: Natural Hazards
Date published: October 5, 2020
Status: Completed

Volcano Education

What is a volcano? How do volcanoes erupt? How many volcanoes are there? What are the main types of volcanoes?

Attribution: Natural Hazards
Date published: October 5, 2020
Status: Completed

Life of a Tsunami

Learn about the initiation, the split, the amplification, and the runup.

Attribution: Natural Hazards
Date published: October 2, 2020
Status: Active

Partner Education

This collection of webpages represents subduction zone education products from many of our partners.

Attribution: Natural Hazards
Date published: October 2, 2020
Status: Active

Partner Projects

This collection of webpages represents subduction zone science research, activities, and products from many of our partners.

Attribution: Natural Hazards
Date published: September 30, 2020
Status: Active

Cascadia Subduction Zone Marine Geohazards

Societal Issue: Uncertainty related to rupture extent, slip distribution, and recurrence of past subduction megathrust earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest (northern CA, OR, WA, and southern BC) leads to ambiguity in earthquake and tsunami hazard assessments and hinders our ability to prepare for future events.