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  • Federal Agencies Partner to Strengthen ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning Capacity Along the West Coast
    This seismometer in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Northern California, along with more than 200 seismometers in various stages of implementation across California, Oregon and Washington, is the result of a close partnership between the U…
    - 11 days ago 14 Jan 21, 9:00pm -
  • Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake in Croatia
    A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near Petrinja, Croatia, about 30 miles southeast of the capital of Zagreb, on December 29, 2020 at about 6:20 am Eastern Time (12:20 pm local time). Seismic instruments indicate the earthquake originated at a depth…
    - 28 days ago 29 Dec 20, 8:30pm -
  • Follow Earthquake Tweets
    From Mindteaser Monday to Fault Friday, the Earthquake Twitter Team is off to a rollicking start. The team behind the account is dedicated to providing timely and accurate messages during working hours to help the public understand when, w…
    - 48 days ago 9 Dec 20, 5:15pm -
  • 2019 Ridgecrest, California Earthquake Sequence Geonarrative
    Shaded relief map views of the 2019 Ridgecrest sequence. Events are color coded by depth. Depth is referenced to a surface elevation of 0.7 km above sea level. Dot size does not scale with magnitude. Stars indicate Mw 6.4 and 7.1 epicenter locatio…
    - 53 days ago 4 Dec 20, 7:15pm -
  • Now Trending…Earthquakes
    According to a recently published study by U.S. Geological Survey scientists, the USGS real-time earthquake web pages also quake with activity following a seismic event. Look at these numbers: 3.6 billion total data requests, including 29 million pag…
    - 82 days ago 5 Nov 20, 7:30pm -
  • Magnitude 7 Earthquake Off the Coast of Greece and Turkey
    A magnitude 7 earthquake struck offshore of the city of Neon Karlovasion, Greece (north of Simos Island in the eastern Agean Sea) on October 30th, 2020 at 1:51 pm local time (11:51 UTC). Seismic instruments indicate the earthquake originated a…
    - 88 days ago 30 Oct 20, 3:00pm -
  • ShakeOut 2020: Staying Safe When the Ground Starts to Rumble
    U.S. Geological Survey scientists have determined that nearly half of Americans are exposed to potentially damaging earthquakes based on where they work and live. Still others will be at risk when traveling. Everyone everywhere should know how to p…
    - 13 Oct 20, 5:00pm -
  • From Volcanoes to Vineyards - New Geologic Map Reveals Portland's Deep History
    A new digital geologic map of the greater Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metropolitan area of Oregon and Washington will support emergency response, conservation, agriculture and recreation. https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sim3443(Public do…
    - 8 Oct 20, 7:00pm -
  • Earthquake Forecast for the Westmorland Swarm beginning Sept. 30, 2020
    October 7, 2020Screenshot of Latest Earthquakes (as of October 7, 8:00am PDT) showing the Westmoreland Earthquake Swarm that began on the afternoon of Sep 30, 2020. Earthquakes are shown as circles with the most recent in red. (Public domain.)…
    - 1 Oct 20, 12:30am -
  • National Preparedness Month 2020: Earthquakes and Tsunamis
    USGS:  Start with ScienceThe USGS works with many partners to monitor, assess and conduct research on a wide range of natural hazards. USGS science provides policymakers, emergency managers and the public the understanding needed to enhance family…
    - 14 Sep 20, 2:30pm -