Current research on induced earthquakes due to human activities. Observations, modeling, and hazards.
A few seconds matter. USGS has been working to develop earthquake early warning for the United States.
Faults, Earthquake Geology, and Special Earthquake Studies
The study of active fault zones, and collections of information for specific significant earthquakes.
Hazard and Risk
To mitigate earthquake losses, scientists evaluate the earthquake hazards across the country.
Earthquake Processes and Effects
Crustal deformation, ground motion, ground failure, and the effects of earthquakes.
Scientists are doing research to improve earthquake monitoring, detection and analysis.
The USGS supports external research that will assist in achieving the goals of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NERHP).