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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A new study by the U.S Geological Survey released today presents evidence that, in addition to the recent induced earthquakes, most of the larger earthquakes in Oklahoma in the past century may likely have also been induced by industrial activities.View Research
Microearthquakes continue to occur near San Ramon, California. Since the swarm began on Tuesday October 13, 2015, at 8:50am local time with a magnitude 0.8 earthquake, the Northern California Seismic Network (NCSN) has located 242 earthquakes in the region beneath San Ramon. The largest earthquake in the swarm was a magnitude 3.6 earthquake on October 19 at 4:21pm local time.View Earthquake
Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell said of Lucy, “Besides conducting leading research on earthquakes, she turns complex scientific concepts into plain English, educating the public so they can take action to save lives and property.”View News