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 »
On 30 November 2018, users of the LastQuake app received notifications on their phones and computers—an M7.0 earthquake had just struck Alaska. Upon clicking the notification, they were taken to a page with maps, data and comments from those who felt the quake. Within seconds, they knew exactly where and … Continue Reading »
The Seismological Society of America held its Board of Directors election on Friday, 4 January 2019. The following nominees for Director were elected to a three-year term beginning in April 2019 at the SSA Annual Meeting in Seattle: Heather DeShon, Associate Professor, Southern Methodist University Heather DeShon’s principal fields of … Continue Reading »
SSA has added a new technical session for the 2019 SSA Annual Meeting: “The InSight Mission – Seismology on Mars and Beyond.” The deadline to submit abstracts to this special session is Thursday, 17 January at 5 p.m. Pacific. Session Description: The InSight mission landed on Mars on November 26, … Continue Reading »