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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Aftershocks from the 2011 Virginia earthquake have helped scientists identify the previously unknown fault zone which has been named the “Quail” fault zone. The research marked one of the few times in the Eastern United States that a fault zone on which a magnitude-5-or-more earthquake occurred was clearly delineated by aftershocks.View Research
Where better to install a new earthquake sensor than in the new home of the San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer team? U.S. Geological Survey geophysicists installed a seismograph in the offices of the San Jose Earthquakes at their new Avaya Stadium this week.View News
A new California earthquake forecast by the U.S. Geological Survey and partners revises scientific estimates for the chances of having large earthquakes over the next several decades.
Also see new USGS Fact Sheet - UCERF3: A New Earthquake Forecast for California’s Complex Fault SystemView Research