Mt. Soledad landslide in La Jolla, CA - October 2007

California Geological Survey

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The California Geological Survey is one of the oldest geological surveys in the nation. Our mission is to provide scientific products and services about the state's geology, seismology, and minerals that affect the health, safety, and business interests of the people of California. –“Altiora Petimus” (We Reach Higher)

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Job Posting: Program Support Analyst (AGPA)Job Posting: Program Support Analyst (AGPA)The California Geological Survey (Department of Conservation) is seeking to hire an ASSOCIATE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM ANALYST to join its Program Administration Unit. Visit CalCareers to see salary range, job description, application instructions, and more. The application deadline is July 11, 2022., Link to job posting at CalCareers
Engineering Geologist exams are onlineEngineering Geologist exams are onlineThe Engineering Geologist (EG), Senior EG, and Supervising EG exams are open at Be sure to take the EG exam(s) with the most recent publish date (1/21/2020), as some older exams are obsolete but still active. Click/tap this news item to visit the exams at CalCareers., Link to exam search on CalCareers website
3D Geo: It's about Groundwater, Carbon, and More3D Geo: It's about Groundwater, Carbon, and MoreThe CGS has launched a 3D Geological Modeling project to support California's efforts in sustainable groundwater management, carbon sequestration, seismic hazard mitigation, and mineral resource evaluations. Visit our new Geological Modeling web pages to learn about the exciting potential of 3D Geo!,

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Post-Wildfire Debris FlowsPost-Wildfire Debris FlowsA debris flow can strike with little warning. Learn how to recognize the potential and how to prepare for one.
Publication AnnouncementsPublication AnnouncementsRelease announcements of maps, reports and other publications of the California Geological Survey.
Maps and DataMaps and DataLooking for California geologic maps or GIS data? Start here.
Earthquake Data and ReportsEarthquake Data and ReportsLinks to the Center for Engineering Strong Motion Data, Internet Quick Reports and Internet Data Reports, ShakeMaps, and SMIP Seminar information.


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California Geological Survey
715 P Street, MS 1901
Sacramento, CA 95814