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  • Remembering Ridgecrest
    Feeling the ground beneath you shake and seeing the environment around you roll and rock can leave one feeling wary of what is to come next. This was certainly the case for the community of Ridgecrest, California, on July 4th, 2019, as they ex…
    - 6 days ago 1 Jul 20, 2:00pm -
  • June 23, 2020 Oaxaca, Mexico Earthquake
    The earthquake struck about seven miles southwest of Santa María Zapotitlán, Mexico. Perceived shaking for the quake was very strong. The event was widely felt, with more than 600 "Did You Feel It?" reports thus far submitted.  USGS…
    - 14 days ago 23 Jun 20, 4:45pm -
  • The Blind Zone of Earthquake Early Warning
     The 1994 M6.7 Northridge, CA Shakemap showing MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) levels of shaking, with the earthquake epicenter shown as a red star, and the fault shown as a rectangle. The innermost dotted circle doesn’t include the communica…
    - 37 days ago 1 Jun 20, 1:00pm -
  • M6.5 Monte Cristo Range Earthquake
    Seismic instruments indicate the earthquake originated at a depth of  1.7 miles (2.8 km). The quake occurred as the result of strike slip faulting in the shallow crust of the North America plate.The earthquake struck about 34.7 miles (56 km) west o…
    - 54 days ago 15 May 20, 10:15am -
  • Announcing Gavin Hayes as USGS Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake & Geologic Hazards
    Photograph of Gavin P Hayes (Credit: Gavin Hayes, USGS. Public domain.)Gavin comes to this position having spent the past 12 years as a research geophysicist at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) within the Geologic Hazards…
    - 56 days ago 12 May 20, 2:30pm -
  • Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake Felt in Puerto Rico
    Around 7 a.m. local time May 2, a magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck offshore south of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico on the southern side of the island. There are media reports of local damage to some older structures and widespread power outages across Puerto…
    - 66 days ago 2 May 20, 8:45pm -
  • USGS Announces Awards for 2020 Applied Earthquake Research and Monitoring in the U.S.
    The U.S Geological Survey announces that the agency will award more than $20 million in 2020 for applied earthquake research, seismic and geodetic monitoring activities in moderate- to high-risk areas nationwide. More than 40 universities, state geo…
    - 92 days ago 7 Apr 20, 12:45pm -
  • USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals
    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is currently soliciting project proposals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 grants on earthquake hazards science. The USGS is authorized to award up to $7 million in funding. Interested researchers can apply online at GRANT…
    - 97 days ago 1 Apr 20, 6:30pm -
  • Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Felt in Central Idaho
    During evening rush hour, at roughly 5:52 p.m. local time, a large earthquake struck about 72 miles northeast of Boise. Perceived shaking for the quake was very strong. The event was widely felt, with close to 16,000 "Did You Feel It?" reports thus f…
    - 98 days ago 31 Mar 20, 9:30pm -
  • M5.0 Earthquake Hits West Texas, New Mexico Border
    At 10:16 a.m. CDT on March 26 a moderate earthquake struck about 120 miles from Midland, Texas and 50 miles from Carlsbad, New Mexico. Perceived shaking for the quake was strong. Although the epicenter is in a sparsely populated area, the e…
    - 26 Mar 20, 3:15pm -