SCEC Highlights and News

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

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03/03/2021
A Tribute to Mark Benthien on his 25th Anniversary at SCEC
In the winter of 1996, Jill Andrews (then the Director of the SCEC Education and Outreach Program) was searching for an ...
02/24/2021
Supercomputer creates over 700,000 years of simulated earthquakes
Researchers cannot foretell exactly when an earthquake will hit, but new research that harnesses the power of supercompu...
02/16/2021
ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning Delivery for the Pacific Northwest
Starting March 11, 2021, ShakeAlert®-powered earthquake early warning alerts will be available for delivery directly to...
USGS
02/10/2021
50 years ago, the Sylmar earthquake shook L.A., and nothing’s been the same since
How close Los Angeles came to what would have been — many times over— the deadliest disaster in U.S. history remains...
LA Times
02/10/2021
David Bonowitz: Essential Earthquake Design
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the San Fernando earthquake. Engineers learned a lot from San Fernando, especial...
KQED
02/10/2021
The Disaster that Helped the Nation Prepare for Future Earthquakes: Remembering San Fernando
The San Fernando earthquake struck Southern California 50 years ago, killing 64 people and costing over $500 million in ...
USGS
02/09/2021
CEA Looks Back: The 1971 San Fernando Earthquake
The 1971 San Fernando earthquake, also known as the Sylmar quake injured thousands of people and caused 65 deaths in Los...
CEA
02/01/2021
February 2021 WSSPC Bulletin
If you have an event or workshop you would like to see posted on in the WSSPC bulletins, please email us at wsspc@wsspc....
WSSPC
02/01/2021
Who’s Sharing? Inconsistent Eyewitness Accounts Can Affect How We Understand Earthquakes
Scientists rely on seismometers and eyewitness accounts to identify an earthquake’s location, time and magnitude. A ne...
USGS
02/01/2021
Federal Agencies Partner to Strengthen ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning Capacity Along the West Coast
A lone solar panel in the middle of California’s largest national forest is powering a seismometer able to detect Eart...
USGS