January 16, 2018

Latest Earthquake Program News…

USGS releases new one-year earthquake hazard map

From the USGS Newsroom: For the first time, new USGS maps identify potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes. In the past, USGS maps only identified natural earthquake hazards. This is also the first one-year … {Read More}

Executive Order: Establishing a Federal Earthquake Risk Management Standard

On February 2, 2016, President Barack Obama committed to increase the nation’s resilience to earthquakes with an Executive Order that establishes a federal earthquake risk management standard. The president signed the Executive Order as a result … {Read More}

2016 National Earthquake Conference – Open for Registration

The 2016 National Earthquake Conference (NEC) is scheduled for May 4-6, 2016 in Long Beach, California. Registration is now open at www.earthquakeconference.org. The NEC is a quadrennial event providing a unique opportunity for academia, building … {Read More}

HAZUS 3.0 now available…

FEMA recently announced the availability of HAZUS-MH 3.0, the latest iteration of their multi-hazard loss estimation software.  HAZUS-MH 3.0 includes several updates including: Migration of the current database structure away from the Access … {Read More}