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SCEC Highlights and News

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

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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Hawaii’s Big Island; felt as far away as Honolulu
At least 10 aftershocks of magnitude 2.5 and higher had been recorded within an hour and a half of the initial temblor, ...
LA Times
Scientists to Gather at UT to Push Forward Earthquake Science
The University of Texas at Austin will host an international gathering of earthquake researchers focused on better under...
Texas Geosciences
Test results are in: TallWood building a resounding success
After two phases of testing and more than 100 simulated earthquakes, the 10-story TallWood building perched atop the lar...
Building Earthquake Resiliency
Recently, California communities across the state have been experiencing earthquakes, which is a good reminder for every...
CyberShake study uses Summit supercomputer to investigate earthquake hazards
Researchers at the Statewide California Earthquake Center, or SCEC, are unraveling the mysteries of earthquakes by using...
CyberShake Study Uses Summit Supercomputer to Investigate Earthquake Hazards
CyberShake Study 22.12 is the largest set of earthquake simulations ever conducted by the Statewide California Earthquak...
Where are U.S. earthquakes most likely? A new map shows the hazard risks
Some 230 million people in the United States face the potential of damaging earthquakes in 100 years, according to the l...
Quake Heroes Expos to be Held at CSUN
The 1994 earthquake shook up the valley, and a Quake Heroes expo at CSUN on February 3 is designed to remember the lesso...
Valley News Group
CalTrans and LADWP engineers discuss changes 30 years after Northridge quake
Michael Francis worked as a bridge engineer for CalTrans in the San Gabriel Valley in 1994. After the Northridge quake, ...
Spectrum News 1
Here's how SoCal is better prepared for disaster since '94 Northridge quake
Policymakers, seismologists and construction engineers met Wednesday in a Pasadena symposium to reflect on the earthquak...