Meanwhile, some scientists say that the 35-year eruption from the Pu‘u Ō‘ō vent has ended and that the flows since 3 May are a new eruption. Others take issue with this view.
Steam-Driven Blasts Last Seen at Kīlauea in 1924 May Recur
Sinking magma levels and rockfalls prompt warnings, flight restrictions, and the shutdown of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.
James Reilly to Take the Helm at USGS
He said that scientific integrity would be one of his highest priorities if he were to lead the agency.
Senior USGS Official Quits over Request for Advance Alaska Data
The official objected to providing results of an Alaskan energy assessment to Interior Secretary Zinke before the report was public. The department says Zinke acted within his authority.
White House Announces Choice to Head U.S. Geological Survey
Observers said the nominee appears to have strong credentials but voiced uncertainty about his management qualifications and noted the challenge of maintaining the agency’s strengths.
Proposed Federal Budget Heightens Hurricane Risk
The health, welfare, and livelihood of millions depend upon our elected officials’ continued and robust support for hurricane research.
Overlooked Data Source Improves Quake Intensity Maps
A new approach may fine-tune estimates of the range of shaking from earthquakes and help define areas of potential damage.
Senate Pushes USGS Director for More Action on Minerals, Hazards
Suzette Kimball also tells senators that innovation is the characteristic she hopes to nurture the most as USGS director.
White House Showcases Earthquake Alerts, Federal Quake Readiness
A prototype ShakeAlert early warning system approaches alert-ready status as the administration issues an executive order on federal earthquake standards.
Hydraulic Fracturing Water Use Is Tied to Environmental Impact
New map identifies varying water usage in hydraulic drilling operations across the United States and what this means for potential environmental impacts.