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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Our scientists study earthquakes around the world. Learn about Science Center activities, research, regional seismic network monitoring, and local activities of interest conducted in our various offices around the US.
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The 2014 USGS National Seismic Hazard Maps display earthquake ground motions for various probability levels and are applied in seismic provisions of the building codes, insurance rate structures, risk assessments, and other public policy. The updated maps represent best available science and incorporate new findings on earthquake ground shaking, faults, seismicity, and geodesy.USGS News Release View Site
The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased remarkably since October 2013 – by about 50 percent – significantly increasing the chance for a damaging magnitude 5.5 or greater quake in central Oklahoma.View News
A compilation of what we've learned, videos, photos, and historical accounts for the 50th Anniversary of the largest earthquake ever recorded in the U.S. and the second largest in the world.View Site
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 10:00 a.m. Alaska time @ the U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Science Center - Press conference on the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami — the science behind the earthquake and tsunami, what we learned from the events, and how we are better prepared today for similar natural hazards.View News
With the 50th Anniversary of the M9.2 coming up on March 27, this video examines how the largest quake in U.S. history has had profound and lasting impacts on our lives.View Item