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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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 New Maps Reveal Seafloor off San Francisco Area
Released:
Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:00 EDT
Three new sets of maps detail the offshore bathymetry, habitats, geology and submarine environment of the seafloor off the coast of San Francisco, Drakes Bay, and Tomales Point

Contact Information:

Helen Gibbons, USGS ( Phone: 831-460-7418 ); Gloria  Sandoval, OPC ( Phone: 916-651-7585 ); Ben Sherman, NOAA ( Phone: 301-713-3066 );

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Three new sets of maps detail the offshore bathymetry, habitats, geology and submarine environment of the seafloor off the coast of San Francisco, Drakes Bay, and Tomales Point.

 Media Advisory: USGS Responds to Record-Breaking Rains in Oklahoma
Released:
Wed, 20 May 2015 17:52:12 EDT
As moderate to major flooding in southern Oklahoma continues, multiple crews of U.S. Geological Survey scientists are in the field measuring how the recent heavy rains are impacting streamflows and streamgages

Contact Information:

Heidi  Koontz ( Phone: 303-202-4763 );

Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they measure flooding? Please contact Jason Lewis at 405-810-4404. 

As moderate to major flooding in southern Oklahoma continues, multiple crews of U.S. Geological Survey scientists are in the field measuring how the recent heavy rains are impacting streamflows and streamgages.

 Long-term Prognosis for Florida Manatees Improves
Released:
Wed, 20 May 2015 12:11:31 EDT
The risk of extinction for the endangered Florida manatee appears to be lower, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey led study 2012 analysis shows reduced estimates of long-term risk, but mortality events since then raise questions

Contact Information:

Michael  Runge ( Phone: 301-497-5748 ); Hannah Hamilton ( Phone: 703-648-4356 );

The risk of extinction for the endangered Florida manatee appears to be lower, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey led study.

 Louisiana Quads Add Trails and Survey Data
Released:
Wed, 20 May 2015 9:30:00 EDT
Several of the 812 new US Topo quadrangles for Louisiana now display public trails along with improved data layers Newly released US Topo maps for Louisiana feature select trails and other updates.

Contact Information:

Mark Newell, APR ( Phone: 573-308-3850 ); Larry Moore ( Phone: 303-202-4019 );

Several of the 812 new US Topo quadrangles for Louisiana now display public trails along with improved data layers.

 Muskingum and Ohio River Flood Maps Can Help Prepare for Floods
Released:
Tue, 19 May 2015 15:15:00 EDT
New flood inundation maps and an updated flood warning system can help Marietta, Ohio, and other communities along the Lower Muskingum River and Ohio River prepare and plan for floods

Contact Information:

Dave Straub, USGS ( Phone: 614-430-7744 ); John Sikora, NWS ( Phone: 304-746-0180 x238 ); Marisa Lubeck, USGS ( Phone: 303-526-6694 );

New flood inundation maps and an updated flood warning system can help Marietta, Ohio, and other communities along the Lower Muskingum River and Ohio River prepare and plan for floods.

 Media Advisory: USGS Measuring High Flows Around Denver
Released:
Tue, 19 May 2015 14:26:38 EDT
Crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are monitoring high streamflows due to sustained rain in various locations around Denver today

Contact Information:

Heidi  Koontz ( Phone: 720-320-1246 );

Crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are monitoring high streamflows due to sustained rain in various locations around Denver today.

 State and Regional 3DEP Stakeholder Workshops Underway
Released:
Tue, 19 May 2015 10:00:00 EDT
The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program is developing the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) to respond to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional (3D) representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features

Contact Information:

Diane Eldridge ( Phone: 703-648-4521 ); Mark Newell ( Phone: 573-308-3850 );

The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program is developing the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) to respond to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional (3D) representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features.

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