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Report experiences of earthquakes to contribute to scientific literature.
Earthquakes pose significant risk to more than 143 million Americans. In an effort of provide earthquake science, information, and knowledge, the USGS developed their Earthquake Hazards Program, which also includes the citizen science project “Did You Feel It?” It’s a website that collects information from people who felt an earthquake and creates maps that show what people experienced and the extent of damage. It easy to see how useful this is when looking at the aftermath of the DC/Virginia earthquake of 2011. Given the absence of lots of official USGS seismic monitoring stations in the Midwest and East Coast of the USA, it was Did You Feel It? data that provided the best “picture” of what had happened. The goal of the hazards program is to reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage resulting from earthquakes. The program takes advantage of the vast number of people who experience earthquakes, to develop qualitative analyses. Contributing your earthquake experience immediately contributes to the scientific body of information about earthquakes, and you gain a greater understanding of the impacts of these natural disasters.