SCEC Highlights and News

Archive of SCEC highlights and news articles that may be of interest to the SCEC community.

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Surprising recharacterization of earthquake risk along a strand of the San Andreas
A recent study indicates increased slip rates along the Mission Creek strand of the San Andreas Fault, suggesting a nove...
In major milestone, U.S. earthquake early warning system now covers entire West Coast
On Tuesday at 8 a.m., mobile users in Washington state finally gained access to the earthquake early warning system’s ...
LA Times
When it comes to earthquakes, size matters but so does the terrain
Earthquakes can be like Jell-O. A simple, yet often used analogy is that if you’re sitting in a valley or basin, it ac...
Coachella Valley Disaster Preparedness webinar will feature Dr. Dennis Mileti’s last presentation on earthquake preparedness Wednesday
You can never be too prepared for an earthquake or other disaster. That was what Dr. Dennis Mileti believed as a world-r...
Channel 3
Who is most vulnerable during a major Northern California earthquake?
Most risk analysis focuses on the cascading effects of an earthquake such as landslides, fire or building damage. A rece...
From the Director: Activities and Prospects in Early 2021
Springtime in southern California Dear SCEC Community, Happy March 2021 equinox! Fl...
Dennis Mileti, SCEC Advisor and Friend, Dies at 75
Dr. Dennis Mileti was the former Director of the Natural Hazards Center at the U...
Why California is Safer Because of the San Fernando Earthquake
No matter what else is going on in the world, earthquakes are always relevant in California because they are a constant ...
Steve Bohlen, Acting State Geologist, California Geological Survey
Opportunities from SCEC’s Experiential Learning and Career Advancement
A year into the pandemic, we continue to evaluate the extent of disruption to career growth due to suspended experientia...
How SCEC Helps People "ShakeOut" for Tsunamis
10 years ago this March, an unexpectedly-large M9.1 earthquake off Japan’s east coast generated an enormous tsunami. E...