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

Previous research has confirmed that these balloon-based sensors can pick up small, local quakes, but until now, a...
Long ago, melting glaciers dropped giant boulders onto surfaces in the New York City exurbs, and many seem to remain in...
Almost every time after a large earthquake occurs near a residential area, questions are raised in the media as to "why...
A trick of the light is helping scientists turn optical fibres into potential disaster detectors.
A nifty new earthquake warning device called SEED (Superconducting Earthquake Early-warning Device) could buy precious...
Scientists were able to create a model that includes both short-term earthquake-induced movements along the San Andreas...
The Kern County earthquake of 1952, the third largest earthquake in recorded California history, magnitude 7.3,...
By studying changes in the Earth's ionosphere, an Israeli research team discovered a relatively reliable method to...
The fluid collects near but does not penetrate a thickened section of the crust known as Siletzia lies beneath much of...
Most of the studies in this direction used conventional methods to quantify the grains' size and shape, including sieve...