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  • newMagnitude 8.2 Earthquake in Alaska
    Perceived shaking for the quake was weak to light in Anchorage.As of 2:51 am local time, 268 "Did You Feel It?" reports were submitted. USGS scientists expect that this event will trigger aftershocks, but these will decrease in frequency over ti…
    - 5 hours ago 29 Jul 21, 7:45am -
  • USGS Participation in the Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop
    (used with permission, limited use by USGS only)SessionsMentoring New Professionals: Bill Anderson Fund and Knauss Sea Grant FellowshipMonday, July 12, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. MDTShakeAlert and SAFRR: The Role of Evaluation in Reshaping Federal Haza…
    - 21 days ago 8 Jul 21, 8:30pm -
  • Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake in California
    The earthquake occurred about 20 miles southwest of Smith Valley, NV. Perceived shaking for the quake was very strong. The event was widely felt, with over 25,000 "Did You Feel It?" reports thus far submitted. The quake is a result of normal faul…
    - 21 days ago 8 Jul 21, 8:30pm -
  • A Fixed Smartphone Network Offers Inexpensive Earthquake Early Warning Potential
    In late 2019, a research team assembled 82 smartphones, strapped them to walls and floors in buildings across Costa Rica and waited six months. After a careful analysis, they discovered that they had created an effective and inexpensive Earthquake Ea…
    - 21 days ago 8 Jul 21, 7:45pm -
  • Media Advisory: Where Earthquakes Hide in the Desert - Live Online Public Lecture
    (Public domain.)The talk will focus on new research from the 2019 M6.4 and M7.1 Ridgecrest earthquakes in California and the 2020 M6.5 Monte Cristo earthquake in Nevada. Learn how field mapping and satellite imagery offer a rare window into the ty…
    - 64 days ago 26 May 21, 7:15pm -
  • Magnitude 6.1 and 7.3 Earthquakes in China
    The M6.1 earthquake struck about 17 miles (28 km) northwest of the densely populated city of Dali. Perceived shaking for this quake was severe. The M7.3 earthquake struck about 620 miles (1000 km) to the north-northeast in the Souther…
    - 69 days ago 21 May 21, 11:00pm -
  • SPCMSC Hosted Meeting on USGS Puerto Rico Hazards Resources Across Multiple Centers and Mission Areas
    Scientists at the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) are initiating a project entitled “Coastal Vulnerability Assessments in Puerto Rico: focused stakeholder engagement to foster equity and inclusion.” The aim is to conne…
    - 69 days ago 21 May 21, 4:00pm -
  • Entire U.S. West Coast Now Has Access to ShakeAlert® Earthquake Early Warning
    Earthquake early warning systems like ShakeAlert work because an alert can be transmitted almost instantaneously, whereas the shaking waves from the earthquake travel through the shallow layers of the Earth at speeds of one to a few kilometers per…
    - 86 days ago 4 May 21, 3:00pm -
  • Women of Hazards Featured During Women’s History Month on @USGS_Quakes Instagram
    A total of 37 awesome photos of female earthquake scientists and staff from the Earthquake Science Center, Geologic Hazards Science Center and the Office of Communications and Publishing were featured along with dozens of other shout outs with the ha…
    - 13 Apr 21, 2:30pm -
  • USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals
    The grants offered through the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP) are a long-standing effort that significantly contributes to the advancement of earthquake research. The Earthquake Hazards Program encourages submission of new ideas that would pr…
    - 8 Apr 21, 3:30pm -