Geologic Hazards Science Center, Golden, CO
The Geologic Hazards Science Center (GHSC), on the Colorado School of Mines campus, is home to the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), as well as the Geomagnetism Program staff, and many scientists in the Landslide Hazards Program. The Global Seismographic Network (GSN) is also operated nearby in Albuquerque, NM.The mission of the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) is to determine rapidly the location and size of all destructive earthquakes worldwide and to immediately disseminate this information to concerned national and international agencies, scientists, and the general public. The NEIC compiles and maintains an extensive, global seismic database on earthquake parameters and their effects that serves as a solid foundation for basic and applied earth science research.
The NEIC monitors earthquakes around the world in near-real-time. Tours are available by appointment.
Almost 75 percent of Utah's population lives near the Wasatch Fault.
Continuing concern exists for a major destructive earthquake in the New Madrid seismic zone.
In nearly all parts of the northeastern US, we do not yet know how to tell which fault caused an individual earthquake.
National Earthquake Information Center.
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.