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Shaking it up with AZGS’ Earthquake Fault Videos
Arizona has earthquakes and we have the video evidence to prove it
Wildcat Peak, Kaibito Plateau, Arizona – Prominent N-S trending Miocene dike complex
Wildcat Peak is an ancient volcanic feature largely destroyed by erosion. Miles of resistant N-S feeder dikes still outcrop nicely.
US Geological Survey's Proposed 2019 Budget Takes a Shellacking
US Geological Survey's 2019 could be slashed. The result would be a 25% reduction in staff and a marked reduction services in such areas as natural hazard assessment and geologic mapping.
Deadly debris flows in the SW U.S. fueled by drought, wildfire, and rain
The catastrophic debris flows that flattened Montecito, CA, are no stranger to Arizona. Just ask the residents below the Schultz Fire zone on the east flanks of Flagstaff's San Francisco Peaks.
Arizona's Monsoon Season Drives Earth Fissure Activity
Oddly enough, Arizona has an earth fissure season; a season when fissures are more likely to first appear or undergo renewed activity. This article showcases revised earth fissure maps for parts of Cochise, Maricopa, and Pinal Counties, as well as case studies of one new (Tator Hills) and one reactivated fissure (Apache Junction). Systematic mapping and observations of the physical conditions of ‘older’ fissures suggests that earth fissure activity in some study areas is waning.
Utah Earthquakes (1850–2016) and Quaternary Faults
Utah Geological Survey (UGS) and the University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) release a 1:500,000 scale ‘Utah Earthquakes (1850-2016) and Quaternary Faults’ map.
Great Arizona ShakeOut 2017 Draws 110,000+ Participants
Yesterday, Thursday 19 Oct., more than 110,000 Arizonans participated in the ShakeOut earthquake preparedness drill – Drop, Cover, & Hold On.
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