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USGS: Study of Japan earthquake helps predict future risks

Three days after the devastating earthquake in Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey updated the magnitude from 8.9 to 9.0, making the earthquake the fourth largest ever recorded.

Tags: Gavin Hayes , Japan , earthquake , tsunami , magnitude , seimologist , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 02:49pm EDT
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USGS feds unshaken by D.C. earthquake

As a magnitude 3.6 quake struck the D.C. area just a few minutes past 5 a.m. this morning, the USGS stood ready within moments with answers. Geophysicist Jessica Sigala said it's all part of her really cool job in government.

Tags: Federal Drive , newsstand , DC earthquake , Jessica Sigala , Cool Jobs in Government , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 07/16/2010, 08:32am EDT
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Sammies nominee saves the Great Lakes

Special fed's work saved the Great Lakes.

Tags: pay and benefits , Ryan Jackson , Sammies 2010 , Service to America Medal , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 04:24pm EDT
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USGS' Hsieh helped stop Gulf Coast oil spill

The work by Dr. Paul Hsieh has led to a nomination for a Service to America Medal in the Science and Environment category.

Tags: Paul Hsieh , Service to America Medals , Sammies , oil spill , Gulf Coast , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 05:51pm EDT
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Preparing D.C. for a megaflood

Learn more about the USGS's efforts to prepare the city in the event of a megaflood

Tags: Federal Drive , newscast , management , megaflood , Phil Turnipseed

Tuesday - 09/07/2010, 09:40am EDT
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USGS' social media efforts

Learn more about the USGS's social media accounts

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

Wednesday - 07/21/2010, 01:32pm EDT

NOAA works to map an earth in motion

NOAA's National Geodetic Survey - the official U.S. government source for determining precise latitude, longitude and elevation - is undergoing a modernization effort that takes into account advances in GPS and other technologies. chief geodesist at NOAA, Dr. Dru Smith, tells us where we are with that.

Tags: Federal Drive , NOAA , FEMA , BLS , NGS , Dru Smith , management , technology

Friday - 05/21/2010, 09:50am EDT
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USGS to digitize documents dating back 120 years

This week, host Jason Miller talks with USGS CIO Kevin Gallagher.
Encore Presentation

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , Kevin Gallagher

Wednesday - 10/14/2009, 05:37pm EDT
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