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.

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

McMinn Professor Ilya Zaliapin uses statistical methods for hierarchies to understand natural phenomena
The China Earthquake Networks Center registered the quake at a preliminary magnitude of 6.1, while the U.S. Geological...
Earthquakes in the Nenana Basin region of Interior Alaska last longer and feel much stronger than a quake of comparable...
Earthquakes in the Nenana Basin region of Interior Alaska last longer and feel much stronger than a quake of comparable...
The false alert, the first of its kind in the United States, was followed shortly after by a post-alert message,...
The false alert, the first of its kind in the United States, was followed shortly after by a post-alert message,...
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 rattled people awake in Southern California early Wednesday morning.
Seismic waves from earthquakes that have passed through the Earth’s inner core along similar paths since the 1960s can...
Scientists can use a combination of advanced machine learning and sequential sampling techniques to predict extreme...
The quake produced severe shaking in a lightly populated area, brought the southern tip of the Cascadia Subduction Zone...