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USGS releases new national seismic maps

Seismic Hazard Map of the US released in 2014 by USGS

On 17 July 2014, USGS released several Updated National Seismic Hazard Maps, accompanied w

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Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:01
latitude: 
40.5591
longitude: 
-105.083

GRACE satellite shows groundwater loss in US

Map of the groundwater deficit based on GRACE data

In a new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, several maps combining data from the satellites of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (

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Fri, 25/07/2014 - 18:00
latitude: 
39.2343
longitude: 
-107.415

USGS announces forthcoming 3D Elevation Programme

High-resolution lidar image of Mount St. Helens, Washington

A new 3D Elevation Programme (3DEP), is the outcome of a partnership between USGS and other federal, state, local

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Thu, 24/07/2014 - 10:52
latitude: 
40.5591
longitude: 
-105.083

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Founded in 1862, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound publ

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38.8874
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-77.0316

International Charter activated for Hurricane Sandy

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated twice in the context of Hurricane Sandy - the largest Atlantic tropical storm system on record.

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Tue, 13/11/2012 - 11:27

International Charter activated for floods in USA

Hurricane Isaac at Night

On 31 August 2012, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) activated the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Tue, 04/09/2012 - 08:42