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

The WSSPC Spring Board and Annual Business Meetings have been held. The Spring Board Meeting was held on 11 May 2021...
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On the morning of July 4, 2019, a series of very small earthquakes began to rumble in the Mojave Desert, not far from...
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Between July 4 and July 6, 2019, a sequence of powerful earthquakes rumbled near Ridgecrest, California, triggering...
Tsunamis from uncommon sources, fracking-induced earthquakes in Texas, and examining "slow-slip" earthquakes - all in...
A new study finds a naturally occurring “earthquake gate” that decides which earthquakes are allowed to grow into...
A recent study indicates increased slip rates along the Mission Creek strand of the San Andreas Fault, suggesting a...
Earthquakes can be like Jell-O. A simple, yet often used analogy is that if you’re sitting in a valley or basin, it...
On Tuesday at 8 a.m., mobile users in Washington state finally gained access to the earthquake early warning system’s...