SRL Top-Cited Papers for 2020

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22 March 2021—Seismological Research Letters papers on the 2019 Ridgecrest, California earthquake sequence and papers on seismological tools and instrumentation were among the top-cited papers from the journal published in 2020. The ranking of all papers noted below reflect citation and download numbers through 31 January 2021: D.R. Shelly “A … Continue Reading »

Tests Reveal Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities of Common Seismological Equipment

10 February 2021–Seismic monitoring devices linked to the internet are vulnerable to cyberattacks that could disrupt data collection and processing, say researchers who have probed the devices for weak points. Common security issues such as non-encrypted data, insecure protocols, and poor user authentication mechanisms are among the biggest culprits that … Continue Reading »

For Eyewitness Accounts of Earthquake Shaking, Representation Matters

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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 »