For Eyewitness Accounts of Earthquake Shaking, Representation Matters

Nepal earthquake damage

20 January 2021–As scientists increasingly rely on eyewitness accounts of earthquake shaking reported through online systems, they should consider whether those accounts are societally and spatially representative for an event, according to a new paper published in Seismological Research Letters. Socioeconomic factors can play a significant if complex role in … Continue Reading »

At Work: Jonathan Ajo-Franklin

15 January 2021–In applied geophysics, studying the movements of the Earth goes far beyond the seismic signatures of natural earthquakes. During his career, Jonathan Ajo-Franklin has worked on permafrost, CO2 storage, geothermal energy, aquifer systems and more. “My interests always lie in the intersection between what people do to the … Continue Reading »

2021 Election Results

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14 January 2021–SSA announced the election results from the 8 January 2021 election, conducted by YesElections, formerly known as Election America. 

Three new members will join the board for three-year terms, and one board member was re-elected to a second term:

Karen Fischer, Brown University
Zhigang Peng, Georgia Tech University
Xyoli Pérez-Campos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Carl Tape, University of Alaska Fairbanks … Continue Reading »

At Work: Takahiko Uchide

Takahiko Uchide

16 December 2020–Big earthquakes may grab the headlines, but for Takahiko Uchide, the small events are just as interesting. For one thing, studying small earthquakes is a good way to learn about the physical properties of underground faults at a fine scale, he says. “Earthquakes reflect factors including the applied … Continue Reading »

Schulte-Pelkum and Ritsema join TSR editorial team

1 December 2020–SSA announced today the appointment of  Vera Schulte-Pelkum as the inaugural Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Jeroen Ritsema as the inaugural Editor-at-Large of The Seismic Record . The Seismic Record is an open access, online only journal, publishing high-quality short form papers in seismology and earthquake science. The journal publishes … Continue Reading »