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21 July 2021 | dataset

Earthquake Centers - United States Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program

The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The USGS role in NEHRP is to provide Earth sciences information and products for earthquake loss reduction. The goals of the USGS' Earthquake Hazards Program are:
* Improve earthquake hazard identification and risk assessment methods and their use;
* Maintain and improve comprehensive earthquake monitoring in the United States with focus on "real-time" systems in urban areas;
* Improve the understanding of earthquakes occurrence and their effects and consequences.

This dataset can be used to provide and apply relevant earthquake science information and knowledge for reducing deaths, injuries, and property damage from earthquakes through understanding of their characteristics and effects and by providing the information and knowledge needed to mitigate these losses.

Field Value
Publisher Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Modified 12 February 2022
Release Date 21 July 2021
Source URL
Identifier 02a518ce-b1be-4d06-8a18-48a455aa08a1
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Pacific Region
Relevant Countries Pacific Region
License Public
[Open Data]
Contact Name Lisa A Wald
Contact Email [email protected]
POD Theme Land, Coastal and Marine