At Work: Rengin Gök

Gok in Kuwait

15 March 2021–Rengin Gök’s work day starts early, with text messages and email from all around the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus regions. Even before the pandemic, she kept odd office hours, responding to her colleagues in these regions late into the night and on weekends. … Continue Reading »

BSSA Top-Cited Papers for 2020


1 March 2021–Five papers from BSSA’s special section on the 2019 Ridgecrest, California earthquake sequence were 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: 1.DuRoss. et al. “Surface Displacement Distributions for the July … Continue Reading »

At Work: Ben Mason

Ben Mason in Palu

16 February 2021–Ben Mason has been a member of four post-earthquake reconnaissance teams, dispatched to places like Nepal after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in 2015 and Japan after the 2011 magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami to gather information on how these major events occurred and what steps can be … 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 »