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United States Geological Survey, Earthquake Hazards Program: Hazards & Preparedness
This page points to a number of reports and maps on earthquake hazards, prediction, and preparedness. Map types include seismic hazards maps, shaking hazards maps, and shaking intensity maps. Related programs are also referenced. Other links include, latest earthquake information, general earthquake information, and earthquake research.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Map
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Report
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
    • Structural geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested. We strongly recommend that USGS data be acquired directly from a USGS server and not through other sources that may change the data in some way. While USGS makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information, various data such as names, telephone numbers, etc. may change prior to updating. USGS welcomes suggestions on how to improve our website and correct errors. USGS provides no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data. Some of the documents on this server may contain live references (or pointers) to information created and maintained by other organizations. Please note that USGS does not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of these outside materials. The pages on this site are the product of the United States Federal Government and are not subject to copyright. Therefore, no further permission is required to copy these pages, print them out, reuse them, distribute them, or provide links to them. We do request that proper credit be given to the USGS as the source of the information.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-275
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motion and forces
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • B - Physical science:
        • Interactions of energy and matter
        • Motions and forces
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey, Western Earthquake Hazards Team


Contact: Ms Susan Garcia
United States Geological Survey, Western Earthquake Hazards Team