California Institute of Technology

Seismological Laboratory

About Us

Caltech's Seismological Laboratory, an arm of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences (GPS), was established in 1921. It has a distinguished history of leadership in science and serving the public interest. Internationally recognized for excellence in geophysical research and academics and home to outstanding facilities in seismic networks, high performance computing, and mineral physics, the Seismo Lab is an ideal place for study and research. The Lab serves as a focal point for earthquake information in Southern California and the world.


  • Zach Ross to receive the the Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award from the American Geophysical Union

  • Seismologists Monitor Ridgecrest Aftershocks Using Novel Fiber Optic Network

  • What is it Like to be a Caltech Sesimologist During a Big Quake?

  • Seismic Clues to Surging Glaciers

  • Scientists Identify Almost 2 Million Previously "Hidden" Earthquakes