ShakeAlert System Continues Progress toward Public Use

6 December 2017–A decade after beginning work on an earthquake early warning system, scientists and engineers are fine-tuning a U.S. West Coast prototype that could be in limited public use in 2018. In two papers published December 6 in Seismological Research Letters, researchers describe the key components and testing platform … Continue Reading »

Parkfield Segment May Host Occasional Large Earthquakes

29 November 2017— Although magnitude 6 earthquakes occur about every 25 years along the Parkfield Segment of the San Andreas Fault, geophysical data suggest that the seismic slip induced by those magnitude 6 earthquakes alone does not match the long-term slip rates on this part of the San Andreas fault, … Continue Reading »

Call for Papers: SRL Focus Section on the Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability: New Results and Future Directions

14 November 2017 – Seismological Research Letters (SRL) announces a “Focus Section on the Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability: New Results and Future Directions.” The global Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability (CSEP) was formed in 2007 at the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) with support from the W. … Continue Reading »

Call for Papers: SRL Focus Section on North Korea’s September 2017 Nuclear Test and Its Aftermath

23 October 2017 – Seismological Research Letters (SRL) announces a Focus Section on North Korea’s September 2017 Nuclear Test and Its Aftermath. Since the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) (North Korea) announced on 03 September 2017 that it had successfully tested a thermonuclear weapon (hydrogen bomb), there has been … Continue Reading »

Large Quakes Along Olympic Mountain Faults

A comprehensive study of faults along the north side of the Olympic Mountains of Washington State emphasizes the substantial seismic hazard to the northern Puget Lowland region. The BSSA study examined the Lake Creek-Boundary Creek and Sadie Creek faults along the north flank the Olympic Mountains. … Continue Reading »