SCEC Highlights and News

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How to Ride out an Earthquake at an Airport
“The best thing you can do is Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” said Jason Ballmann, spokesman for the Southern California ...
The Points Guy
Q&A with Yehuda Ben-Zion on "A Critical Data Gap in Earthquake Physics"
Today, the opinion piece "A Critical Data Gap in Earthquake Physics" by SCEC Director and USC Earth Sciences Profes...
Earthquakes: Numerical model pinpoints source of pre-cursor to seismic signals
Numerical simulations have pinpointed the source of acoustic signals emitted by stressed faults in laboratory earthquake...
Science Daily
Predicting earthquake hazards from wastewater injection
A byproduct of oil and gas production is a large quantity of toxic wastewater called brine. Well-drillers dispose of bri...
Phys Org
San Andreas fault is a 730-mile monster. Ridgecrest earthquake was a tiny taste of the possible destruction.
Faults crisscross California, producing deadly earthquakes. But whenever the ground shakes, the first thought alway...
LA Times
Unleashing Seismic Modeling at Scale: We Can’t Stop Quakes, But We Can Be Better Prepared
It has been a scary July so far for many residents of California. A magnitude 6.4 quake struck on July 4 near Ridgecrest...
How Two Big Earthquakes Triggered 16,000 More in Southern California
The two powerful earthquakes that rocked the Mojave Desert this month were part of a swarm of thousands of other earthqu...
How earthquake scientists prepare for the 'big one'
Two back-to-back earthquakes, of magnitude 6.4 and 7.1, hit southern California in less than 24 hours last week, and sei...
The Guardian
Ridgecrest earthquake aftershocks move toward dangerous faults, sparking concerns of triggered temblors
Aftershocks of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Ridgecrest have been creeping into areas close to two major earthquake ...
LA Times
California Earthquake Clearinghouse, EERI Page
View geolocated imagery and data collected for this earthquake in two ways: ...