1 March 2019–With a growing wealth of seismic data and computing power at their disposal, seismologists are increasingly turning to a discipline called machine learning to better understand and predict complicated patterns in earthquake activity. In a focus section published in the journal Seismological Research Letters, researchers describe how they … Continue Reading »
Scientists have a lot of skills. They just don’t always know how to market those skills, especially when they’re trying to get their careers off the ground or feel they’ve hit a dead end. That’s what the “Achieve Your Career Goals” workshop aims to change. “There’s not a lot of … Continue Reading »
15 February 2019–Hourly water level records collected from tide gauges can be used to measure land uplift caused by episodic tremor and slip of slow earthquakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, according to a new report in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Global Positioning System (GPS) data … Continue Reading »
When an earthquake occurs, seismic waves travel throughout the Earth. As they encounter material of different rigidity, however, they slow down or change direction. By mapping out where this happens, scientists can create images of the structures and processes within the deep Earth – a technique known as global tomography. … Continue Reading »
By mathematically modeling the movements of a locomotive that toppled from the tracks north of San Francisco during the city’s infamous 1906 earthquake, researchers have calculated a lower limit on the earthquake ground motion at the spot of the tipped train. Their report in the journal Seismological Research Letters concludes … Continue Reading »
In response to the U.S. Government shutdown, SSA has taken several steps in the hope that government employees will be able to fully participate in the SSA Annual Meeting. Please check here for future updates.
25 January 2019: The Co-Chairs have nearly completed the process of scheduling all oral presentations. Here’s what to expect next if you are a government employee affected by the shutdown. … Continue Reading »