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San Andreas movie – fact check

Tomorrow is the release of the latest disaster film, “San Andreas” starring Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock.  This time his character, a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot must save his daughter after a major earthquake wreaks havoc from Los Angeles to San

Posted in Earthquakes, fact vs fiction, USGS

Earthquake Preparedness

The U.S. Geological Survey recently updated their U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps, which reflect the best and most current understanding of where future earthquakes will occur, how often they will occur, and how hard the ground will likely shake as

Posted in Earthquakes, FEMA, Great ShakeOut, Preparedness, Safety Tips, USGS

The Great ShakeOut Day of Action

   It may be the final week of National Preparedness Month but since disasters can strike at any time, preparedness should occur throughout the year. On October 17 at 10:17 AM join millions of people worldwide as they drop, cover

Posted in Earthquakes, Preparedness, Safety Tips, USGS

The National Map Corps

 The USGS National Geospatial program (NGP) sponsored various forms of volunteer map data collection projects over the past two decades. Citizen cartographers revised many maps during this period, but the program was suspended in 2008. New technologies and Internet services

Posted in GIS, USGS
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