Scientists are working together to establish a standardized international scale for measuring and reporting the intensities and impacts of earthquake shaking.
U.S. Streams Are Drying Up
A new study reports that streamflow drought is getting more intense in some parts of the United States, a phenomenon that is stressing the nation’s water policy and infrastructure.
New USGS Director: Partnerships Are Our Superpower
The new director hopes to strengthen existing partnerships, build and retain a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and deliver the agency’s science to those who need it most.
Hazards Scientist David Applegate Nominated for USGS Director
If confirmed, Applegate would fill a yearlong vacancy at the head of the agency.
Lake Michigan’s Salinity Is on the Rise
Road salt is primarily to blame for the shift, though the water remains within safe levels for now.
Earthquake Alerts Go Live in the Pacific Northwest
Oregon and Washington residents will receive an alert on their cell phones if they are in danger from an incoming quake.
A Promising Forecast for Predictive Science
A new U.S. Geological Survey report outlines how emerging technologies and cross-disciplinary collaborations are expected to empower new tools for managing hazards and resources.
Podcast: Volcano Disaster Prepping
Third Pod from the Sun talks with volcanologist John Ewert, a founder of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Volcano Disaster Assistance Program.
Addressing Cascadia Subduction Zone Great Earthquake Recurrence
USGS Powell Center Cascadia Earthquake Hazards Working Group; Fort Collins, Colorado, 25–29 March 2019
Honoring Volcanologist David Johnston as a Hero and a Human
A new biography details the life and legacy of the scientist who died on Mount St. Helens.