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

California Geological Survey

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Not Just for S.F. & L.A.: All Californians Should Join the ShakeOutNot Just for S.F. & L.A.: All Californians Should Join the ShakeOutThe annual Great California ShakeOut is October 21. This is an opportunity to practice the drop, cover, and hold on drill. Join us for ShakeOut a drill that doesn't cost anything, is relatively easy to do for most people, and could save your life.https://calconservation.blog/2021/10/13/great-california-shakeout-all-california-stay-prepared/, https://calconservation.blog/2021/10/13/great-california-shakeout-all-california-stay-prepared/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1782021-10-14T22:00:00Z
After Wildfire, Geologists Prepare for the Next Hazard: Debris FlowsAfter Wildfire, Geologists Prepare for the Next Hazard: Debris FlowsAs firefighters bring some of this year's most devastating wildfires to heel, California Geological Survey (CGS) geologists and CAL FIRE teams scout the blackened ground for signs of a secondary hazard - potential debris flows. https://calconservation.blog/2021/09/30/after-wildfire-geologists-prepare-hazard-debris-flows/, https://calconservation.blog/2021/09/30/after-wildfire-geologists-prepare-hazard-debris-flows/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1772021-09-30T17:15:00Z
New Seismic Hazard Zone Maps for Contra Costa, San Mateo Counties Now OfficialNew Seismic Hazard Zone Maps for Contra Costa, San Mateo Counties Now OfficialFuture structures, and the people who occupy them, may be safer from earthquake hazards today thanks to new maps from the Department of Conservation’s California Geological Survey (CGS) for Contra Costa and San Mateo counties. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/New-Seismic-Hazard-Zone-Maps-for-Contra-Costa-San-Mateo-Counties-Now-Official.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/New-Seismic-Hazard-Zone-Maps-for-Contra-Costa-San-Mateo-Counties-Now-Official.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1762021-09-23T15:15:00Z

 

 

SMIP'21 Seminar on Utilization of Strong Motion DataSMIP'21 Seminar on Utilization of Strong Motion DataSMIP'21 registration is now open! The California Geological Survey facilitates this annual seminar to transfer recent strong-motion research findings to practicing seismic design professionals, earth scientists and earthquake response personnel. REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14; however, given the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's seminar will again be entirely online, and free of charge. Login instructions for the webinar will be provided to registered participants. 2021-10-21T07:00:00Z2021-10-21T07:00:00Zhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/smip/seminar, SMIP Seminar web page


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Publication AnnouncementsPublication AnnouncementsRelease announcements of maps, reports and other publications of the California Geological Survey.
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.
Maps and DataMaps and DataLooking for California geologic maps or GIS data? Start here.
Tōhoku-oki Earthquake and Tsunami, March 11, 2011Tōhoku-oki Earthquake and Tsunami, March 11, 2011How an earthquake in Japan helped shape California's plan for the next tsunami
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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