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ShakeOut Drill: Preparing for Earthquakes
The next Great ShakeOut earthquake drill will be held on October 18, 2012. During the drill, participants will ‘drop, cover, and hold on’ to practice how to protect themselves during an earthquake. To give us some details on ShakeOut, we are joined by two guests. First is Mike Blanpie...
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A Year After the 2011 Virginia Earthquake: What More Do We Know?
A year after the August 23, 2011 Virginia earthquake, USGS geologist Dr. Mike Blanpied discusses USGS efforts currently underway to learn more about the cause of the event. Dr. Blanpied discusses how scientists are using the August 23 earthquake to inform estimates of the region's seismic hazard. ...
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A Year After the 2011 Virginia Earthquake: Will Shaking Continue?
A year after the August 23, 2011 Virginia earthquake, USGS geologist Dr. Mike Blanpied discusses whether a similar event could occur again in the region in the near future, and in an earthquake, what you can do to stay stay safe....
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East Coast Earthquakes
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurred in Virginia on August 23, 2011. Join us as we talk to David Russ, who is the USGS Regional Executive for the Northeast Area, about that event as well as earthquake risk, history and geology along the East coast....
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How Can You Prepare for Earthquakes?
No matter where you live, it is important to be aware of and prepared for earthquakes. Join us as we talk to Mike Blanpied, who is the Associate Coordinator for the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, as he gives us safety tips to ensure you and your family are prepared before, during, and after an ear...
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New Madrid Earthquake Bicentennial
Earthquakes – and large ones at that – threaten to shake residents and buildings of the central and eastern United States, a reality that scientists, emergency responders and others hope to drive home during the bicentennial of the 1811 and 1812 New Madrid earthquakes. Scientific present...
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Waves Rippling Through Groundwater
Earthquakes affect Earth’s intricate plumbing system. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan on March 11, 2011 affected water levels in groundwater wells in many places in the United States. In this episode of CoreCast USGS Geophysicist Evelyn Roeloffs explains this phenomenon....
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USGS Global Earthquake Alerts to Include Economic Loss and Casualty Information
The USGS PAGER system now produces rapid estimates of an earthquake's impact, a significant advancement in USGS earthquake information and alerting capabilities. PAGER stands for ‘Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response’. Dr. David Wald describes the PAGER system and its new...
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Aftershock Hazards in Haiti
The aftershock sequence of the magnitude 7 earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, will continue for months, if not years. The frequency of events will diminish with time, but damaging earthquakes will remain a threat. Michael Blanpied, USGS Associate Earthquakes Hazards Program coordinator,...
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The Haitian Earthquake - A Week Later
As Haiti copes with the aftermath of the magnitude 7 earthquake, which struck on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, the U.S. Geological Survey is working to gather information that can aid response efforts. Michael Blanpied, USGS Earthquakes Hazards Program coordinator, gives an update on the current situat...
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Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Strikes Haiti
On January 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by the most violent earthquake in a century. Michael Blanpied, associate coordinator for the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, answers questions about the earthquake, its severe shaking, and the possibility of additional hazards, such as landslides and a tsunami....
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Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake in Northwest Mexico
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurred just south of the California-Mexico border shortly before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30, and shaking from this earthquake was widely felt. Ken Hudnut, Southern California Regional Coordinator for the USGS Earthquake Program, spends a few minutes filling ...
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Shaking and Tweeting: The USGS Twitter Earthquake Detection Program
The USGS is investigating the use of Twitter, a popular micro-blogging tool, to collect and analyze citizen accounts of earthquakes around the world. USGS scientists Paul Earle and Michelle Guy discuss this Twitter Earthquake Detection (TED) project....
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Samoa Islands and Sumatra Earthquakes
Two large earthquakes have hit the Pacific. Harley Benz, Scientist-in-Charge at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center, talks about the quakes' damage, their relationship to one another, and what USGS scientists are doing in the aftermath....
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Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake in Central Italy
Early this morning, April 06, 2009, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck near Rome, Italy. We spoke with Stuart Sipkin, a geophysicist at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center to fill us in on the details....
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Hazard Roundup--February 2009
A roundup of the February 2009 hazard-related events around the world, with some newsworthy tidbits....
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Is Something Brewing in Yellowstone?
Yellowstone National Park has experienced several hundred small earthquakes in the past few weeks. So what's going on? Dr. Jake Lowenstern, USGS Scientist-In-Charge at the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, tells us what's happening and how scientists monitor volcano and earthquake activity at Yellow...
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Secretary Kempthorne and Mark Myers Share Thoughts on ShakeOut
Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and USGS Director Mark Myers reflect on the successes of The Great Southern California ShakeOut—the largest earthquake preparedness drill in U.S. history....
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Hazard Roundup--October 2008
A blazing start to the southern California wildfire season! A number of powerful and destructive earthquakes around the world! The largest earthquake drill in US history just around the corner! ...
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Magnitude 6.4s in Pakistan
Early this morning, October 29, 2008, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near Quetta, Pakistan. Twelve hours later, a second 6.4 struck in the same area. Dr. Harley Benz, Scientist-in-Charge at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center, fills us in with the details....
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