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

Community-Driven Code Comparisons for Three-Dimensional Dynamic Modeling of Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip Jiang, J., Erickson, B. A., Lambert, V. R., Ampuero, J., Ando, R., Barbot, S. D., Cattania, C., Dal Zilio, L., Duan, B., Dunham, E. M., Gabriel, A., Lapusta, N., Li, D., Li, M., Liu, D., Liu, Y., Ozawa, S., Pranger, C., & van Dinther, Y.
An Earthquake Simulator for New Zealand Shaw, B. E., Fry, B., Nicol, A., Howell, A., & Gerstenberger, M. C.
Validating Predicted Site Response in Sedimentary Basins from 3D Ground Motion Simulations Nweke, C. C., Stewart, J. P., Graves, R. W., Goulet, C. A., & Brandenberg, S. J.
How Fault Rocks Form and Evolve in the Shallow San Andreas Fault Williams, R., Rowe, C. D., Okamoto, K. K., Savage, H. M., & Eves, E.

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

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The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), based at the University of Southern California, has won the...
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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...
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