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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP)

Understanding earthquakes by studying submarine faultsHow dam removal changed the coast around the Elwha River mouthHow rivers help coastal wetlands keep pace with sea-level riseUSGS Tracks Historic Lake Ontario FloodingMud sheds light on San Francisco Bay area earthquake hazardsUSGS Scientist Meets Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen at Film DebutNew Land Created by Slide on Big Sur Coast is ErodingNew Issue of Sound Waves Online

Understanding earthquakes by studying submarine faults

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

How dam removal changed the coast around the Elwha River mouth

Newly published data and field photos document coastal changes caused by the removal of two large dams from the Elwha River in northern Washington

How rivers help coastal wetlands keep pace with sea-level rise

USGS geologist Jon Warrick discusses how releasing trapped river sediment helps coastal wetlands grow

USGS Tracks Historic Lake Ontario Flooding

On July 10, USGS scientists will conduct fieldwork along a flood-impacted stretch of New York's Lake Ontario shoreline using unmanned aerial systems.

Mud sheds light on San Francisco Bay area earthquake hazards

In this public lecture, USGS geophysicist Janet Watt explains her study of core samples collected from beneath the bottom of San Pablo Bay, CA

USGS Scientist Meets Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen at Film Debut

New educational video features USGS contributing research that helps address the impacts of ocean acidification

"Reducing Risk Where Tectonic Plates Collide"

USGS publishes a new blueprint that can help make subduction zone areas more resilient

New Land Created by Slide on Big Sur Coast is Eroding

The large slide buried Highway 1, created 13 acres of new land; but from May 27 to June 13, the seaward edge of the landslide retreated about 16 ft.

New Issue of Sound Waves Online

Stories about forecasting storm impacts, disappearing beaches, deep-water ROV dives, outreach, meetings, and more.

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