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  • USGS Hazards Science – Be Informed and Be Prepared
    Every year, the United States experiences dozens, if not hundreds, of natural hazard events that can vary in size and impact – some are incredibly large and affect people across several states and communities, and some are more localized impacting…
    - 7 days ago 10 Sep 21, 2:45pm -
  • Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake near Acapulco, Mexico
    Seismic instruments indicate the earthquake was shallow, originating at a depth of about 12.5 miles beneath the city of Acapulco.Perceived shaking for the quake was very strong near the epicenter. Moderate shaking was felt in Mexico City.Map show…
    - 9 days ago 8 Sep 21, 5:45am -
  • Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake in Haiti
    Update:  8/18/21Haiti Earthquake Translated Talking Points - Update August 18th 2021To review the update in Creole, please click the file above.(Public Domain)Additional Aftershock InformationMore aftershocks than usual will continue to occ…
    - 32 days ago 16 Aug 21, 4:00pm -
  • 10-Year Anniversary of US’s Most Widely Felt Earthquake
    Damage to the Washington National Cathedral in D.C. from the earthquake in central Virginia on August 23, 2011. (Credit: William Leith, USGS. Public domain.)Although not the strongest earthquake to have occurred in the eastern U.S., let alone t…
    - 44 days ago 4 Aug 21, 5:00pm -
  • Magnitude 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…
    - 50 days 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…
    - 70 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…
    - 70 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…
    - 70 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…
    - 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…
    - 21 May 21, 11:00pm -