U.S. Geological Survey (USGC) News

Why Does California Keep Burning? These Scientists Are Studying Answers.

Residents of fire-ravaged Western states, and an entire world of observers looking on in horror, have asked themselves, “How can this be happening?” As fire last week taunted Paradise, California, destroyed in the 2018 Camp Fire, many others have found …

3.8M Earthquake Rattles Residents on Alabama-Florida State Line

No damage was reported after a weak earthquake occurred along the Alabama-Florida line Thursday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that a magnitude 3.8 quake happened just after 10 a.m. north of Mount Carmel, Florida. The location is a mostly …

Researchers Try to Pinpoint Cracks that Can Cause Quakes in South Carolina

Scientists at the College of Charleston are getting ready for a project to map cracks deep underground and get a better idea where earthquakes may happen in South Carolina. The project will fly a plane in a grid pattern from …

RMS Releases Updated N. America Earthquake Models for U.S., Canada & Mexico

RMS, the Newark, Calif.-based risk modeling and analytics firm, announced the release of version 17.0 of its North America Earthquake Models for the United States, Canada and Mexico. The updated model will enable RMS clients to manage their risk accumulations …

USGS Reports Small Earthquake Near Alabama-Georgia Line

A small earthquake has struck northeastern Alabama near the Georgia line. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 2.6 earthquake occurred Friday morning. The quake was centered in a rural area about 7 miles east of Fort Payne, but …

Storm Model Forecasts Beach Changes and How Far Ocean Will Overrun

When John Couch is certain a storm will hit Hatteras Island, he goes into action, moving merchandise in his auto parts store from bottom shelves to top ones and hauling away the most valuable items. But at 64 years old, …