At Work: Stefano Parolai

Traditional earthquake early warning systems detect the fast-moving, but less-powerful P-waves that radiate from an earthquake. From there, they quickly estimate the earthquake’s location and magnitude and send out an alert, often just seconds before the more powerful S- waves arrive (check out the difference between the different waves here). … Continue Reading »

Urban Geophone Array Offers New Look at Los Angeles Basin

1 August 2018–Using an array of coffee-can sized geophones deployed for about a month in backyards, golf courses and public parks, researchers collected enough data to allow them to map the depth and shape of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino sedimentary basins of Los Angeles, California. Seismologists think these … Continue Reading »

Why (and how) early career scientists should organize a technical session at SSA’s 2019 Annual Meeting

Organizing a technical session might seem daunting, but there’s a lot that early-career scientists can gain from the experience. Here’s some advice on why – and how – you should consider organizing a session for SSA’s 2019 Annual Meeting. Learn and network The two main benefits of organizing a technical … Continue Reading »

At Work: Adam Pascale

Say the word “seismograph,” and many minds go directly to the image of a machine scribbling out ink lines to trace the shaking of an earthquake. Seismology has always been a profession especially known for its tools, even though the field has moved far from the stylus and drum recorder. … Continue Reading »