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U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program

U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program
The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program is part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), established by Congress in 1977. We monitor and report earthquakes, assess earthquake impacts and hazards, and research the causes and effects of earthquake. Significant Earthquakes Past 30 Days

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