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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USGS is aware of a letter circulating on the Internet that uses our logo and warns of an impending sizable earthquake in Southern California. USGS had no part in this letter or any alleged alert. USGS does not predict earthquakes. USGS distributes reliable and timely scientific information on earthquakes and makes it all available to the public at earthquake.usgs.gov. The message of being prepared is always valuable.View Item
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
See the USGS information on this March 7, 2014 magnitude 2.7 event.View Site