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 earthquakes.
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Article about the National Earthquake Information Center in the publication Nature. "Meet the seismologists who work around the clock to pinpoint major earthquakes anywhere on Earth."View News
On rare occasions the Earth throws a curveball and on May 29th and 30th, the USGS issued multiple alerts for false earthquakes in Northern California.View Application
Throughout the history of Hollywood, disaster films have been sure-fire winners for moviemakers. With amazing special effects, it’s easy to get caught up in the fantasy disaster epic, but Hollywood fantasy is not California reality.
For a double-feature, see also Earthquake Facts and Earthquake FantasyView Site