At Work: Xyoli Pérez-Campos

27 December 2017–Xyoli Pérez-Campos was 11 years old when the magnitude 8.0 Michoacán earthquake struck the Mexico City region on 19 September 1985, collapsing buildings near her home. Her uncle survived the total collapse of the 13-story Nuevo León apartment building, in an area of the city devastated by the … Continue Reading »

ShakeAlert System Continues Progress toward Public Use

6 December 2017–A decade after beginning work on an earthquake early warning system, scientists and engineers are fine-tuning a U.S. West Coast prototype that could be in limited public use in 2018. In two papers published December 6 in Seismological Research Letters, researchers describe the key components and testing platform … Continue Reading »

Parkfield Segment May Host Occasional Large Earthquakes

29 November 2017— Although magnitude 6 earthquakes occur about every 25 years along the Parkfield Segment of the San Andreas Fault, geophysical data suggest that the seismic slip induced by those magnitude 6 earthquakes alone does not match the long-term slip rates on this part of the San Andreas fault, … Continue Reading »

At Work: Mike Stickney

17 November 2017–A magnitude 5.8 earthquake in western Montana and a swarm of more than 400 small earthquakes around Yellowstone National Park kept Mike Stickney busy this summer. As the director of the Earthquake Studies Office at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Stickney is the one-person seismology shop … Continue Reading »

Call for Papers: SRL Focus Section on the Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability: New Results and Future Directions

14 November 2017 – Seismological Research Letters (SRL) announces a “Focus Section on the Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability: New Results and Future Directions.” The global Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability (CSEP) was formed in 2007 at the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) with support from the W. … Continue Reading »