U.S. Geological Survey

James Reilly, 63, has been tapped for director of the U.S. Geological Survey.
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You're more likely to experience a damaging earthquake this year if you live in Oklahoma than if you live in California.
The sudden collapse of a volcano likely triggered the monstrous tsunami more than 70,000 years ago.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that based on its available data, no tsunami was expected. The USGS said the quake's
This story has been updated to reflect the USGS' revised estimate of the earthquake's magnitude and further details about
A recent study by the US Geological Survey found the sensors in our smartphones or similar devices could be used to detect early ground movement to warn people about a potential earthquake.
As summer and autumn sea ice diminishes in the Arctic Sea, polar bears spending more time on shore have been spotted eating eggs, hunting down the nesting birds that lay them, hunting other land animals and even chewing on edible plants growing onshore. But is that enough to sustain them in an ice-scarce Arctic? No, says a new study.
SYDNEY, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the west coast of Panama on Wednesday, about 261 kms (162.18