SSA Supports NEHRP Reauthorization Bill

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18 January 2024—Through the work of our Government Relations Committee, SSA is supporting the Congressional reauthorization of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), through bipartisan legislation introduced today by U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). NEHRP is the federal government’s coordinated long-term nationwide program to reduce … Continue Reading »

SSA and AGU Update Position Statement on Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty

9 June 2022–In April, the Seismological Society of America (SSA) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) agreed on minor updates to their position statement, “The Capability to Monitor the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Should be Expanded, Completed, and Sustained.” The CTBT is an international agreement to ban all nuclear … Continue Reading »

Supporting International Students

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FROM BILL WALTER, PRESIDENT OF SSA 9 July 2020 — Seismology is a global endeavor, and the international scientific community benefits from a free exchange of people as well as ideas. The Administration’s recent proposal to limit participation by international students in US degree programs would be tragic, both for … Continue Reading »

At Work: Marlon Ramos

Marlon Ramos

14 February 2020–As he pursued his master’s degree at Boise State University, Marlon Ramos was doing what he calls “traditional, active-source seismology,” interpreting seismic pictures of tsunami-producing faults near the Kodiak Island segment of the Alaska-Aleutian megathrust zone. “I had an interest in subduction zones and the very large earthquakes … Continue Reading »

SSA Briefing on Seismology’s Role in Nuclear Test Monitoring

SSA is holding an inaugural congressional briefing on Tuesday 23 January. The briefing, “Earthquake or Explosion? Seismology’s Key Role in Nuclear Text Monitoring,” will share how seismologists analyze data collected from around the globe to determine the yield, location and other details about nuclear test explosions. We encourage you to distribute … Continue Reading »