Research Highlights

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

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

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

The Committee for Utilization of Ground Motions Simulations (UGMS) developed site-specific response spectral acceleration maps for the Los Angeles region.

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

2021-09-18 02:58:34 (UTC) 33.825°N 118.270°W 14.7 km depth
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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...
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has occurred in Acapulco, Mexico at a depth of 20 km (12 miles). One death has been reported...
A M7.2 earthquake struck southwestern Haiti on Saturday, reducing churches, hotels, and homes to rubble. This...
Rescuers and scrap metal scavengers dug into the floors of a collapsed hotel Monday in this quake-ravaged coastal town...
Christine Goulet, Executive Director for Applied Sciences (SCEC) at the University of Southern California (USC) improve...
The WSSPC Spring Board and Annual Business Meetings have been held. The Spring Board Meeting was held on 11 May 2021...