At Work: Carol Prentice

9 October 2017–USGS research geologist Carol Prentice’s career path has been globe-trotting, taking her to field sites in Northern California, the Caribbean and Mongolia, among other places. “I really love the San Andreas fault, but I guess I don’t have a favorite place to work,” Prentice says. Prentice splits her … 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 »

SRL Focus Section on Geophone Array Seismology

Submission Deadline: 15 February 2018 The availability of autonomous, integrated geophone and digitizer systems that continuously record seismic signals has opened up many new directions and applications in seismological research. Compared to broadband and short-period sensors, these geophone systems are generally cheaper and easier to deploy. These systems can be … Continue Reading »

SSA Supports NEHRP Reauthorization

Through the work of our Government Relations Committee, SSA is supporting the Congressional reauthorization of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). NEHRP is the federal government’s coordinated long-term nationwide program to reduce risks to life and property resulting from earthquakes, and to facilitate social, economic and industrial recovery after … Continue Reading »

SSA Introduces New Journal Features

19 September 2017 – The premier seismology technical journals BSSA and SRL will get a new look and a host of reader-friendly features, as the journals make the transition to the Silverchair Information Systems online hosting platform through GeoScienceWorld, a consortium of society publishers of research and communications in the earth sciences. … Continue Reading »