SCEC Highlights and News

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

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2017 AGU Union Medal, Award, and Prize Recipients Announced
Congratulations to SCEC Director Tom Jordan, who was awarded AGU's William Bowie Medal! Every year, the American Ge...
State finds new active fault strands in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood
On 13 July, the California Geological Survey released four preliminary Earthquake Fault Zone maps for parts of Los Angel...
New SRL Article Published: A "Synoptic View" of UCERF3
Probabilistic forecasting of earthquake‐producing fault ruptures informs all major decisions aimed at reducing seism...
Jordan, Field
NZ, US and Japanese scientists research earthquakes off Bay coast
A key aim of the research is to find out whether the plate boundary is capable of producing earthquakes higher than magn...
Earthquake Center interns leave lab behind, getting their hands on real faults
The eight-week summer intern program gives 22 students from across the U.S. the chance to do top-tier research with SCEC...
Joanna Clay
More than 2,100 buildings are already being retrofitted under L.A.'s earthquake safety law
More than 12% of the L.A.'s earthquake vulnerable wood apartment buildings have begun the process of retrofits. ...
Ron Lin
Back to the Future on the San Andreas Fault
Maybe you’ve heard that the “Big One is overdue” on the San Andreas Fault. No one can predict earthquakes, so what...
After years of planning, California is likely to roll out its earthquake warning system next year
New earthquake sensing stations are being installed in the ground, software is being improved, and operators are being h...
LA Times
Annemarie Baltay Receives 2017 SSA Richter Early Career Award
"Through a combination of source studies and ground motion prediction research, [Baltay] has carved a niche for herself ...
Using a method from Wall Street to track slow slipping of Earth’s crust
Stock traders have long used specialized trackers to decide when to buy or sell a stock, or when the market is beginning...