At Work: Ruth Harris

Ruth Harris at 2023 SSA Annual Meeting

19 July 2023–Like all scientific disciplines, seismology is not immune to trends. And right now, creeping faults are having a bit of a moment, according to Ruth Harris. The topic is a long-time research interest of Harris, a Senior Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Science Center and president … Continue Reading »

Steer the Science at SSA 2024

SSA meeting session room

18 July 2023—It’s almost time to submit your session proposal for the next Annual Meeting. Learn how to get started at the SSA mentoring session on 25 July. Organizing a session for the SSA Annual Meeting is one of the best ways to make a splash in the global seismological … Continue Reading »

What Are the Characteristics of Foreshocks for Large Earthquakes?

map of circum-Pacific foreshocks

28 June 2023–Seismologists agree that foreshocks are the most widely identified signal of an upcoming mainshock earthquake. But do these foreshock sequences have distinctive characteristics that separate them from aftershock sequences, and could these characteristics be used to help forecast mainshocks? In a new paper in Seismological Research Letters, Nadav … Continue Reading »