50-Year-Old Mystery Solved
Seafloor Mapping Reveals Cause of 1964 Tsunami that Destroyed Alaskan Village: USGS Newsroom
Drilling into permafrost on Alaska's Arctic coast
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Elwha River mouth survey to document changes after dam removal
Scientists from the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center plan to survey the mouth, beach, and nearby seafloor of the Elwha River in Washington, February 15–19, 2016.
USGS Science for an El Niño Winter: USGS Top Story
USGS monitors streamflow, floods, landslides, erosion, sea-level rise, and many other earth processes that affect communities and that are often affected by El Niño weather patterns.
USGS oceanographer in KRON4-TV story about possible beach-cliff erosion from El Niño storms in San Francisco
PCMSC oceanographer Dan Hoover was interviewed for a story about coastal-cliff erosion that could occur on beaches in and near San Francisco, California, during El Niño storms this winter.
USGS scientists to appear in February 7 TV broadcast about earthquake hazards in central California
Sam Johnson of PCMSC was interviewed about offshore faults and seafloor imaging, for a local TV program on earthquake hazards in central California. The story will air February 7 after the Super Bowl.
Discovery of possible connection between two earthquake faults in the San Francisco Bay area featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and other newspaper, radio, and television outlets
The Hayward and Rodgers Creek faults may be directly connected deep beneath San Pablo Bay, a northern extension of San Francisco Bay.
USGS to participate in national tsunami hazard workshop Feb. 1-2, 2016
The workshop's goal is to improve collaboration between the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program and USGS to provide better tsunami-preparedness products for coastal communities.