The October/November 2013 issue of TsuInfo Alert is now available

Highlights of this issue include an article on the vertical tsunami evacuation structure to be incorporated into the design of the new Ocosta Elementary School in Grays Harbor County, and the publication announcement for Landslide and liquefaction maps for the Long Beach Peninsula, Pacific County, Washington: Effects on tsunami inundation zones of a Cascadia subduction […]

Washington State Geology Library Launches New Online Catalog

The Washington Geology Library now has a new catalog. This tool will make it easier to access materials available in the library and online. The catalog can be accessed from the library website ( or by selecting the following link: Select the HELP link at the top of the catalog to learn more about useful […]

Edible Geology for Geologic Map Day

In celebration of Earth Science Week and National Geologic Map Day (which is tomorrow, 10-18), DGER geologist and baker extraordinaire Carrie Gillum has indulged us with some edible cartography today! She spent several days baking and preparing the decorations, which are 100% edible and use such materials as pretzel sticks and spaghetti noodles to represent […]

Need Rocks? (& minerals)

Come to our annual Rock Auction held at the DNR Geology Library on 10-15-2013. This is an excellent opportunity for you to celebrate Earth Science Week, increase your personal collection, mingle with other rockhounds, and support the DNR Combined Fund Drive. Details: The auction will be held Tuesday, October 15 2013 from 8:00 AM to […]

Do You TsuInfo?

The August edition of TsuInfo Alert is now published and available online! TsuInfo Alert is a bi-monthly newsletter that links scientists, emergency responders, and community planners to the latest tsunami research. This newsletter is published by the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources on behalf of the National Tsunami Hazard […]

The Washington Geology Library has new hours!

Starting May 1, 2013 the Washington Geology Library will be open to the public Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, closed on Fridays. The library is located on the first floor of the Natural Resources Building (NRB) in Olympia, across the hallway from the Division of Geology and Earth Resources. Please visit us!

Washington Geology Library to Participate in “Take our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day on April 25th

On April 25th the Washington Geology Library will join DNR in celebrating Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The theme this year will be Forests: A Work in Progress. The Geology Library will open its doors to parents and kids, with special events from 9-11 AM. According to librarian Stephanie Earls, “We’ll have various […]

Welcome to our new Geology Librarian!

Please join us in welcoming an important new addition to the Washington Geological Survey–librarian Stephanie Earls! Stephanie will be replacing Lee Walkling, who is retiring in April 2013. Stephanie has relocated back to the Pacific Northwest after three years as the Utah Department of Natural Resources librarian. She has a B.S. in geology from University […]