Research Highlights

Mike Floyd: State of the Community Geodetic Model (more presentations)

The Community Geodetic Model (CGM) provides displacement time series and velocities of the Earth’s surface over southern California.

The Community Stress Drop Validation technical activity group is focused on resolving discrepancies in earthquake stress drop.

The Community Rheology Model (CRM) provides a three-dimensional description of the ductile rheology of southern California’s lithosphere.

Education Programs

Supported Opportunities for Undergraduates and Researchers to Collaborate on Earthquake Science (SOURCES) offers a remotely-mentored research experience to college students nationwide.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) pairs a student, one-on-one, to conduct research with a pre-eminent earthquake scientist or specialist.

Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology (UseIT) internship is a team-based undergraduate research program.

SCEC Transitions Program provides students and early-career scientists with resources and mentoring at major transitions in their educational and professional careers.

Recent Earthquakes

Earthquakes can happen at any time. See the USGS or SCEDC for real-time earthquake information.

Earthquake Preparedness

Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety
A step-by-step guide for staying safe before, during, and after an earthquake.

ShakeOut Earthquake Drills
ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are an opporuntity to practice how to prepare to survive and recover from the next damaging earthquake.

Earthquakes in the News

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), based at the University of Southern California, has won the...
On Oct. 21 at 10:21 a.m., students at Desert Hot Springs schools dropped for cover during the Great California ShakeOut...
Did you know there is an app on your phone that can alert you seconds before an earthquake hits giving you time to act...
Seismic retrofitting involves strengthening a structure to make it more resistant to earthquake shaking and damage. In...
The world is changing. A couple of decades ago, the only seismic retrofitting done on a building was to install steel...
2021-09-18 02:58:34 (UTC) 33.825°N 118.270°W 14.7 km depth
Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and has long been vulnerable on multiple...
The greatest number of deaths and injuries from Haiti’s 14 August earthquake occurred in the country’s southernmost...
“Most stay at a neighbour’s house, or in a makeshift shelter,” says Loraus, at a school on the outskirts of Les Cayes,...
Millions of California homes are vulnerable to earthquake damage, and most are within 30 miles of an active fault. And...