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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Join millions of others worldwide on Thursday, October 15 at 10:15 AM, and practice what to do during an earthquake. Register now and participate in this annual drill to improve preparedness.View Item
Download Coquimbo, Chile M8.3 earthquake 11MB PDF educational slides.View Item
A USGS scientist calculated the frictional strength of subduction zone faults worldwide, and the stresses they are under. Stresses in subduction zones are found to be low, although the smaller amount of stress can still lead to a great earthquake.View News