Early Warning System Tested against Chilean Great Quakes

7 February 2018–Researchers testing a satellite-based earthquake early warning system developed for the U.S. West Coast found that the system performed well in a “replay” of three large earthquakes that occurred in Chile between 2010 and 2015. Their results, reported in the journal Seismological Research Letters, suggest that such a system … Continue Reading »

Jonathan P. Stewart to be Awarded 2018 Bolt Medal

Jonathan Stewart

1 February 2018–Jonathan P. Stewart, professor and chair of the civil and environmental engineering department at University of California, Los Angeles, was chosen as the 2018 recipient of the Bruce A. Bolt Medal, which is awarded jointly by the Seismological Society of America (SSA), the Consortium of Organizations for Strong-Motion … Continue Reading »

At Work: Kevin Milner

Kevin Milner

26 January 2018–Kevin Milner was studying computer programming and 3D animation at the University of Southern California as an undergraduate when he took a sophomore-year internship with the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC). SCEC was looking for help with 3D visualization software, “but I didn’t really know anything about earthquakes,” … Continue Reading »

SSA Briefing on Seismology’s Role in Nuclear Test Monitoring

SSA is holding an inaugural congressional briefing on Tuesday 23 January. The briefing, “Earthquake or Explosion? Seismology’s Key Role in Nuclear Text Monitoring,” will share how seismologists analyze data collected from around the globe to determine the yield, location and other details about nuclear test explosions. We encourage you to distribute … Continue Reading »

Rebuilding the Puerto Rico Seismic Network after Irma and Maria

12 January 2018–Three months after two hurricanes hit Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN) has rebounded from a complete failure of Puerto Rico’s power and communication systems, with half of the island’s seismic stations operational as of mid-December 2017. From the earliest days of … Continue Reading »