Christian Science Monitor interviews USGS scientist about earthquake and tsunami in the southwest Pacific
Research geophysicist Eric Geist of the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center was interviewed about a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that generated a small tsunami when it hit the Pacific Ocean near New Caledonia the previous day.
Monitoring coastal change on Pacific beaches near the Columbia River
In the last two weeks of August 2016, USGS scientists are set to collect data from Washington and Oregon beaches to monitor coastal changes on Pacific Northwest beaches.
Mapping an offshore earthquake fault in southeast Alaska
The seaward side of this major earthquake fault moves northwest relative to the landward side at an average rate of about 2 inches per year!
Boaters rescued during USGS research cruise in southern Alaska
USGS scientists were testing equipment in Resurrection Bay, Alaska, on August 8 when their research vessel received a distress signal from a small boat about 3 miles away.
Large Deposits of Potentially Producible Gas Hydrate Found in Indian Ocean
PCMSC's Dr. Pamela Swarzenski (above, left) is among the USGS researchers who participated in a cooperative partnership with the Governments of India and Japan.
Studying Recent Tsunami Deposits in Icy Bay, Alaska
USGS scientists study recent tsunami deposits to better understand how tsunamis work, recognize ancient tsunami deposits, and improve natural-hazard assessments.
What a Drag: The Global Impact of Bottom Trawling
Recent research outlines the severe consequences that bottom trawling has on loose sediment on the ocean floor.
Examining the Chemistry of Seawater and Coral to Promote the Health of West Maui’s Coral Reefs
USGS scientists focused on understanding the link between land-based pollutants and coral reef health along the coast of west Maui in the Hawaiian Islands.