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 Researchers Test Smartphones for Earthquake Warning
Released:
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:15:00 EDT
Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes according to newly reported research Crowdsourcing Smartphone Data Could Provide Valuable Advance Notice for People in Quake Zones

Contact Information:

Susan  Garcia, USGS ( Phone: 650-346-0998 ); Deborah Williams-Hedges, Caltech ( Phone: 626-395-3227 ); Jeannie  Kever, UH ( Phone: 713-743-0778 );

Additional contacts:  Alan Buis, JPL 818-354-0474, alan.d.buis@jpl.nasa.gov and Donna Sturgess, CMU-SI 412-551-7436, sturgessd@gmail.com

Note to Editors: This news release is available in Spanish and Chinese.

MENLO PARK, Calif.— Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes according to newly reported research.

 Científicos ponen a prueba los teléfonos móviles inteligentes para la advertencia de terremotos
Released:
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:00:00 EDT
Los teléfonos móviles y otros dispositivos electrónicos personales podrían ayudar en las regiones donde se encuentran en uso generalizado, y pueden funcionar como sistemas de alerta para terremotos mayor según la nueva investigación científica recien publicada Crowdsourcing los teléfonos móviles podrían proporcionar datos valiosos y notificación avanzadas para habitantes viviendo en zonas de terremotos

Contact Information:

Susan Garcia, USGS ( Phone: 650-346-0998 ); Deborah Williams-Hedges, Caltech ( Phone: 626-395-3227 ); Jeannie  Kever, UH ( Phone: 713-743-0778 );

Contactos adicionales:  Alan Buis, JPL 818-354-0474 alan.d.buis@jpl.nasa.gov, Donna Sturgess, CMU-SI 412-551-7436 sturgessd@gmail.com

MENLO PARK, California — Los teléfonos móviles y otros dispositivos electrónicos personales podrían ayudar en las regiones donde se encuentran en uso generalizado, y pueden funcionar como sistemas de alerta para terremotos mayor según la nueva investigación científica recien publicada.

 Scientists Predict Massive Urban Growth, Creation of 'Megalopolis' in Southeast in Next 45 Years
Released:
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:10:00 EDT
Urban areas in the Southeastern United States will double in size by 2060 unless there are significant changes to land development, according to a new study by the Department of Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University

Contact Information:

Adam Terando ( Phone: 919-515-4448 ); Christian Quintero ( Phone: 813-498-5019 );

RALEIGH, N.C.—Urban areas in the Southeastern United States will double in size by 2060 unless there are significant changes to land development, according to a new study by the Department of Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University.

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 USGS Continues to Write History
Released:
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:59:48 EDT
The fourth volume of the comprehensive history of the U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals, Lands, and Geology for the Common Defence and General Welfare: Volume 4, 1939‒1961, has been issued as an electronic document. New Volume of Agency Annals Released

Contact Information:

Jon Campbell ( Phone: 703-648-4180 );

The fourth volume of the comprehensive history of the U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals, Lands, and Geology for the Common Defence and General Welfare: Volume 4, 1939‒1961, has been issued as an electronic document.

 Projected Warming of Wisconsin Streams Could Negatively Affect Trout
Released:
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:30:00 EDT
Annual average stream temperatures in the Trout Lake watershed, Wisconsin, could increase from one to three degrees Celsius by the year 2100, which might negatively affect cold water fish like brook trout

Contact Information:

Marisa Lubeck ( Phone: 303-202-4765 );

Annual average stream temperatures in the Trout Lake watershed, Wisconsin, could increase from one to three degrees Celsius by the year 2100, which might negatively affect cold water fish like brook trout.

 Model Offers More Ease, Precision for Managing Invasive Asian Carp
Released:
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:30:00 EDT
The likelihood of Asian carp eggs being kept in suspension and hatching in the St. Joseph River in Michigan has been further evaluated using a model that examines a range of multiple flow and water temperature scenarios

Contact Information:

Jennifer LaVista ( Phone: 303-202-4764 ); Elizabeth Murphy ( Phone: 217-328-9726 );

The likelihood of Asian carp eggs being kept in suspension and hatching in the St. Joseph River in Michigan has been further evaluated using a model that examines a range of multiple flow and water temperature scenarios.

 Many Dry Tortugas Loggerheads Actually Bahamas Residents
Released:
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:05:00 EDT
Many loggerhead sea turtles that nest in Dry Tortugas National Park head to rich feeding sites in the Bahamas after nesting, a discovery that may help those working to protect this threatened species New Information May Help Protect Threatened Turtle

Contact Information:

Kristen Hart ( Phone: 954-236-1067 ); Gabrielle Bodin ( Phone: 337-266-8655 );

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Many loggerhead sea turtles that nest in Dry Tortugas National Park head to rich feeding sites in the Bahamas after nesting, a discovery that may help those working to protect this threatened species.

 Genetics Provides New Clues about Lionfish Invasion
Released:
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:00:00 EDT
New genetic data suggest the red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey

Contact Information:

Margaret Hunter ( Phone: 352-264-3484 ); Christian Quintero ( Phone: 813-352-3487 );

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— New genetic data suggest the red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey.

 Do You Like to Map? Take the Mapping Challenge!
Released:
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 9:30:00 EDT
Volunteer citizen-mappers continue to make significant contributions to the USGS ability to provide accurate mapping information to the public The USGS crowd-sourcing project volunteers have updated all law enforcement points in Tennessee

Contact Information:

Elizabeth McCartney ( Phone: 573-308-3696 ); Mark Newell ( Phone: 573-308-3850 ); Erin Korris ( Phone: 303-202-4503 );

Volunteer citizen-mappers continue to make significant contributions to the USGS ability to provide accurate mapping information to the public.

 USGS & Clear Channel Outdoor Launch Earthquake Preparedness Campaign Reminding Californians To Prepare For Inevitable Earthquakes
Released:
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:45:19 EDT
The U.S. Geological Survey and Clear Channel Outdoor today announced a partnership to provide the public with critical earthquake safety information during April Clear Channel Outdoor Donates Outdoor Advertising Space to Federal Earth Science Agency Providing Public with Critical Safety Information

Contact Information:

Dagny Akeyson ( Phone: 818-760-2121 ); Donyelle  Davis ( Phone: 626-202-2393 );

Los Angeles, Calif. – The U.S. Geological Survey and Clear Channel Outdoor today announced a partnership to provide the public with critical earthquake safety information during April.

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