Latest United States Geological Survey Stories

2010-04-20 13:57:07

The USGS has awarded almost $3 million in cooperative agreements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to the University of California, Berkeley; Central Washington University; University of California, San Diego; and UNAVCO, Inc, to improve networks that detect minute changes in the earth’s crust caused by faulting in earthquake-prone regions.

2010-03-04 11:29:24

USGS scientists are helping Haitians lay the groundwork for reconstruction and long-term earthquake monitoring in the wake of the Jan. 12, 2010, magnitude-7 earthquake, by providing geologic research that will assist with the establishment of new building codes in the country.

2009-12-16 05:55:00

The USGS has come up with a novel new way of tracking earthquakes.

2009-11-24 04:00:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to the U.S.

2009-09-28 13:40:55

The U.S. Geological Survey says it is awarding $5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants to upgrade earthquake monitoring networks. The money is being awarded to 13 U.S.

2009-09-28 12:32:36

The U.S. Geological Survey says Atlanta area flooding last week involved magnitudes so great the odds of it happening were less than 1 in 500 in many areas. The USGS can reliably say just how bad these floods were.

2009-09-23 09:22:30

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2009-09-22 12:19:35

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2009-07-08 07:00:00

HOUSTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced that it has initiated the next phase of its ArcticSPAN(TM) seismic data program.

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