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.

Recent Publications

Incorporating Full Elastodynamic Effects and Dipping Fault Geometries in Community Code Verification Exercises for Simulations of Earthquake Sequences and Aseismic Slip (SEAS) Erickson, B. A., Jiang, J., Lambert, V. R., Abdelmeguid, M., Almquist, M., Ampuero, J., Ando, R., Barbot, S. D., Cattania, C., Chen, A., Dal Zilio, L., Dunham, E. M., Elbanna, A. E., Gabriel, A., Harvey, T. W., Huang, Y., Kaneko, Y., Kozdon, J. E., Lapusta, N., Li, D., Li, M., Liang, C., Liu, Y., Ozawa, S., Pranger, C., Segall, P., Sun, Y., Thakur, P., Uphoff, C., van Dinther, Y., & Yang, Y.

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.

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills
SCEC is the global coordinator for the world’s largest earthquake drill, when millions of people practice self-protection and other aspects of their emergency plans.

Earthquakes in the News

Coulomb stress calculations based on preliminary data and models suggest that the magnitude-7.5 shock on the Sürgü and...
On Feb. 6, 2023, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck near Pazarcık City in south-central Türkiye, followed by a magnitude...
After a major earthquake, like the ones that recently hit Turkey and Syria, one question often looms: How did we not...
Los Angeles County took the first step Tuesday toward a mandatory earthquake retrofit order for the types of concrete...
Scientists are analyzing the disaster for clues about the potential strength and location of future West Coast quakes...
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Scientists are using satellite images to locate landslides following the powerful earthquakes that struck in early...
Better building standards mean earthquakes need not turn into the devastation seen in Turkey and Syria. The US should...
Though it might take weeks or months to confirm the death toll across Turkey and Syria, the latest number has topped 36...
We discuss the challenging task of forecasting the occurrence and magnitude of earthquakes.