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.
|Publisher||Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme|
|Modified||25 June 2021|
|Release Date||31 August 2020|
|Contact Name||Lisa A Wald|
|Contact Email||[email protected]|
|POD Theme||Land, Coastal and Marine|