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  • 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…
    - 8 days ago 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. do…
    - 13 days ago 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.)…
    - 21 days ago 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…
    - 37 days ago 14 Sep 20, 2:30pm -
  • Bill Barnhart Selected as the Earthquake Hazards Program Office Assistant Coordinator
    Bill Barnhart (Public domain.)Bill began work on August 31st, and will help to support various program office activities, particularly including those within ANSS, which have expanded significantly in recent years. Bill's efforts will be extrem…
    - 49 days ago 2 Sep 20, 2:30pm -
  • Salton Sea Earthquake Activity Returns to Normal Levels
    08/14/2020:Map showing the Salton Sea, CA earthquake swarm of August 2020 (as of August 14, 2020 12pm Pacific). Circles are earthquake locations, red indicates an earthquake in the past hour, orange the past 24 hours, and yellow the past 7 days. (…
    - 72 days ago 10 Aug 20, 10:30pm -
  • Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Near Sparta, North Carolina
    The earthquake struck about two miles southeast of Sparta. The event was widely felt, with more than 80,000  “Did You Feel It?” reports submitted as of 1 p.m. eastern daylight time. Most reported weak to light shaking while those closest to the…
    - 73 days ago 9 Aug 20, 5:00pm -
  • A Research Retrospective: Offshore Fault Mapping of the San Andreas
    In the early morning hours of April 18th, 1906, an alarming shake and rumble underfoot along the coastal areas of northern California gave way to a living nightmare of unprecedented devastation.  At 5:12am, what would be considered one of the most…
    - 79 days ago 3 Aug 20, 4:00pm -
  • Auroras and Earthquakes: Strange Companions

    - 82 days ago 31 Jul 20, 2:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 1 Jul 20, 2:00pm -