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

The paper, recently published in Nature Communications, defines for the first time the complex geometry of this...
Damage to the Inca buildings of Cusco reveals a forgotten earthquake history that could help scientists understand...
Scientists who drilled deeper into an undersea earthquake fault than ever before have found that the tectonic stress in...
Onlookers had a chance to actually watch the damper at work during the recent earthquake as it counteracted the tremors...
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico's central Pacific coast on Monday, killing at least one person and setting off...
A new experimental capability, designed to replicate realistic earthquakes in the laboratory, paired with the world’s...
A strong earthquake shook much of Taiwan on Sunday, toppling a three-story building and temporarily trapping four...
A new article assesses the impact of hydraulic fracturing on seismic hazards like micro-earthquakes, an important issue...
One of the finalists is the Extreme Scale Earthquake Simulation with Uncertainty Quantification team, which used the...
New research showcases a pilot application using seismometers to monitor groundwater aquifers in California.