Earthquake Hazards Program
The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program is part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), established by Congress in 1977. We monitor and report earthquakes, assess earthquake impacts and hazards, and research the causes and effects of earthquake.
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The purpose of this report, which is based on an unpublished draft prepared in the 1970s, is to provide seismologists with the information they may need to use the World-Wide Standardized Seismograph Network (WWSSN) data set as it becomes available in a more easily accessible and convenient format on the Internet.View Item
A swarm of earthquakes in a sparsely populated area of far northwest Nevada that began on July 12, 2014, has increased in intensity over the past several days. This activity is located about 40 miles southeast of Lakeview, OR, and 40 miles northeast of Cedarville, CA.
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Thirty seismometers are being installed in the Nation’s capital this winter to monitor ground tremors to better estimate the intensity of ground shaking that can be expected during future earthquakes in the area.View News
Since 1989, the work of the U.S. Geological Survey and many other organizations has improved the understanding of the seismic threat in the Bay Area, promoted awareness of earthquake hazards, and contributed to more effective strategies to reduce earthquake losses. These collective efforts will help reduce the impact of future large earthquakes in the Bay Area.View Research
This year's edition of The Great ShakeOut is scheduled for October 16, 2014, at 10:16 AM local time. Participants across the nation and around the world are encouraged to practice the safety actions of “drop, cover, and hold on", and to explore other earthquake preparedness steps.View News