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Federal Agencies Partner to Strengthen ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning Capacity Along the West Coast

This seismometer in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Northern California, along with more than 200 seismometers in various stages of implementation across California, Oregon and Washington, is the result of a close partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service to expand seismic monitoring…

Follow Earthquake Tweets

From Mindteaser Monday to Fault Friday, the Earthquake Twitter Team is off to a rollicking start. The team behind the account is dedicated to providing timely and accurate messages during working hours to help the public understand when, where, and how big earthquakes can be.  Since earthquakes can happen at any time, account managers occasionally respond to significant off-hour earthquakes. Example of…

Now Trending…Earthquakes

According to a recently published study by U.S. Geological Survey scientists, the USGS real-time earthquake web pages also quake with activity following a seismic event. Look at these numbers: 3.6 billion total data requests, including 29 million page views by 7.1 million…

From Volcanoes to Vineyards – New Geologic Map Reveals Portland’s Deep History

A new digital geologic map of the greater Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metropolitan area of Oregon and Washington will support emergency response, conservation, agriculture and recreation. https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sim3443 (Public domain.) The U.S. Geological Survey’s bi-state map, which covers more than 2500 square miles and would measure 13-feet wide if…

Remembering Ridgecrest

Feeling the ground beneath you shake and seeing the environment around you roll and rock can leave one feeling wary of what is to come next. This was certainly the case for the community of Ridgecrest, California, on July 4th, 2019, as they experienced a magnitude 6.4 earthquake. As scientists and…

June 23, 2020 Oaxaca, Mexico Earthquake

The earthquake struck about seven miles southwest of Santa María Zapotitlán, Mexico. Perceived shaking for the quake was very strong. The event was widely felt, with more than 600 ”Did You Feel It?” reports thus far submitted.   USGS scientists expect that this event will trigger aftershocks, but these will decrease in…