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General Documents

  • Earthquakes: Risk, Detection, Warning, and Research [July 18, 2013]
    "Close to 75 million people in 39 states face some risk from earthquakes. Earthquake hazards are greatest in the western United States, particularly in California, but also in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii. Earthquake… more
    Folger, Peter (Peter Franklin)
    2013-07-18
    869KB
  • Human-Induced Earthquakes from Deep-Well Injection: A Brief Overview [May 12, 2015]
    "The development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources using horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing has created new demand for wastewater disposal wells that inject waste fluids into deep geologic s… more
    Folger, Peter (Peter Franklin); Tiemann, Mary
    2015-05-12
    771KB

Hearings

  • Advances in Earthquake Science: 50th Anniversary of the Great Alaskan Quake: Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, March 27, 2014
    This is a compilation of the March 27, 2014 hearing on "Advances in Earthquake Science" held before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. From the opening statement of Doug Lamborn: "Today marks the fiftieth … more
    2014-03-27
    2082KB
  • S. Hrg. 110-454: The New Madrid Seismic Zone: Whose Fault Is It Anyway? Hearing before the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on State, Local and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, December 4, 2007
    From the opening statement of David Pryor: "I want to thank all of you for being here today for this hearing before the Ad Hoc Committee on State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration. We are calling this hear… more
    2008
    4590KB

Lessons Learned

Maps

  • US Geological Survey: Earthquake Lists, Maps, and Statistics
    This site provides detailed information about earthquakes in the United States as well as throughout the rest of the world. Included on this page is information on the top 20 largest earthquakes in the US; the top 17 largest e… more
    2010-03
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  • US Geological Survey: Latest Earthquakes
    This dynamic map provides a list of and displays the location and size of world-wide earthquakes from the past 24 hours, with a magnitude of 2.5 or greater.
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Organizations

  • National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program [website]
    The United States National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) mission "is to develop, disseminate, and promote knowledge, tools, and practices for earthquake risk reduction-through coordinated, multidisciplinary, inte… more
    15KB

Preparedness Plans and Strategies

  • Emergency Preparedness and Response: Earthquakes
    This online resource provides information about earthquakes. This includes public health issues, info for specific groups, and recovery resources.
    54KB
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency: Earthquakes
    This page hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency provides valuable information about earthquakes.
    2010
    47KB

Websites

  • Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (website)
    "Founded in 1984 with support from the National Science Foundation, the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) is a consortium of over 100 US universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for t… more
    2009
    28KB
  • National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program [website]
    The United States National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) mission "is to develop, disseminate, and promote knowledge, tools, and practices for earthquake risk reduction-through coordinated, multidisciplinary, inte… more
    15KB
  • National Earthquake Information Center [website]
    "The mission of the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) is to determine rapidly the location and size of all destructive earthquakes worldwide and to immediately disseminate this information to concerned national and … more
    11KB
  • Southern California Earthquake Data Center [website]
    The mission of the Southern California Earthquake Data Center (SCEDC) is "to maintain an easily-accessible, well-organized, high-quality, searchable archive of earthquake data for research in seismology and earthquake engineeri… more
    7KB
  • United States Geological Survey: Earthquake Information by Region
    This site provides detailed information about earthquakes by region. Included on the page are seismicity maps and reports for world regions from 1900-2013, as well as earthquake, fault, and seismicity information and links to additional resources for each of the 50 U.S. states.
    2010
    11KB
  • USGS: Earthquake Hazards Program [website]
    The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP) "is part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) led by the National Instititute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The USGS role… more
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