Earthquake Centers - United States Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program

Date created: 07 March 2022

The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The USGS role in NEHRP is to provide Earth sciences information and products for earthquake loss reduction. The goals of the USGS' Earthquake Hazards Program are: * Improve earthquake hazard identification and risk assessment methods and their use; * Maintain and improve comprehensive earthquake monitoring in the United States with focus on "real-time" systems in urban areas; * Improve the understanding of earthquakes occurrence and their effects and consequences.

This dataset can be used to provide and apply relevant earthquake science information and knowledge for reducing deaths, injuries, and property damage from earthquakes through understanding of their characteristics and effects and by providing the information and knowledge needed to mitigate these losses.

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Data and Resources

Issued 2021-07-21
Modified 2022-02-11
Language English
DCAT Type Dataset
Publisher Name Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Contact Name Lisa A Wald
Contact Email [email protected]

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