Featured Research

Induced Earthquakes

USGS scientists are exploring the relationship of earthquakes to wastewater disposal and other industrial activities.

The Effects of Basins, Topography, and Fault Zones on Seismic Waves

These studies use basins, ridges, and fault zones in the San Francisco Bay area as a laboratory to explore in greater detail what is happening as seismic waves propagate through them.

External Research

The USGS invites research proposals that will assist in achieving the goals of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NERHP).

Regional Science Activities

Science Centers and Field Offices offer activities for the general public and scientists, including public lectures, workshops, and open houses.


Software programs that are available for download.