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2012-07-17 13:24:13

NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. EDT, Monday, July 23, to highlight the accomplishments of the world's longest-running Earth-observing satellite program -- Landsat.

Landsat Contest Offers View Of Local Landscape Change From Space
2012-05-25 03:16:22

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the United States' Landsat Earth-observing program, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are holding a contest that will offer winners customized satellite views of changing local landscapes.

GPS Monitoring System For Big US Earthquakes To Undergo Testing
2012-04-25 04:36:04

The space-based technology that lets GPS-equipped motorists constantly update their precise location will undergo a major test of its ability to rapidly pinpoint the location and magnitude of strong earthquakes across the western United States.

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2011-05-26 14:00:00

Japan’s recent magnitude 9 earthquake, which triggered a devastating tsunami, relieved stress along part of the quake fault but also has contributed to the buildup of stress in other areas, putting some of the country at risk for up to years of sizeable aftershocks and perhaps new main shocks.

2011-04-08 15:43:37

This tip sheet highlights presentations at the upcoming international meeting of SSA, which is an international scientific society devoted to the advancement of seismology and its applications in understanding and mitigating earthquake hazards and in imaging the structure of the Earth.

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2010-04-05 08:45:00

A major earthquake rocked Mexico and parts of the Western United States on Sunday, leaving at least two dead and 100 injured according to early media reports.

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2008-02-26 14:40:00

To help prepare for the next megathrust earthquake, a team of researchers used a supercomputer-powered “virtual earthquake” program to calculate for the first time realistic three-dimensional simulations.


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