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Evolution of a BreachMultinational research investigating earthquake hazardsCoral reef decline may have worsened flooding by Hurricane IrmaStory about Elwha River after dam removal features USGS scientistAnimations of tsunami generated by earthquake off coast of MexicoHurricane IrmaLights, Camera, Action!Hurricane Harvey - Coastal Change ImpactsUnderstanding earthquakes by studying submarine faults

Evolution of a Breach

USGS tracks evolution of a Fire Island hurricane-made breach

Multinational research investigating earthquake hazards

Scientists collecting data to understand the hazards an offshore fault poses to adjacent coastal communities in southeast Alaska and western Canada.

Coral reef decline may have worsened flooding by Hurricane Irma

USGS geologist Curt Storlazzi spoke to the Washington Post about the role of coral reefs in protecting coastlines from storms like Hurricane Irma.

Story about Elwha River after dam removal features USGS scientist

USGS geologist Andy Ritchie tours the upper dam site and river mouth, pointing out how freed river is sculpting new channels and building up beaches

Animations of tsunami generated by earthquake off coast of Mexico

First of two destructive earthquakes to hit Mexico in September also triggered a tsunami. View USGS animations of the tsunami.

Hurricane Irma

Pre- and post-storm photos show coastal change caused by Hurricane Irma

Lights, Camera, Action!

Take a look at USGS scientists gathering data using the SEAbed Observation and Sampling System (SeaBOSS) north of Nantucket, MA

Hurricane Harvey - Coastal Change Impacts

Many Texas beaches eroded and overwashed by Hurricane Harvey

Understanding earthquakes by studying submarine faults

A striking portrait of movement along a 500-kilometer-long undersea section of the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault

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