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.

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    Seismologist Zhongwen Zhan: Keeping an Ear to the Ground
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    What you can learn from the Pasadena Acoustic Array with Professor Zhan
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    Mineral Physicist Jennifer Jackson: Investigating Earth's Interior with Diamonds, X-rays, and Lasers
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    Researcher Unveils a Plan for a Dense Seismological Survey of Los Angeles
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    Lessons from Ridgecrest
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    Zach Ross to receive the Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award from the American Geophysical Union
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    Seismologists Monitor Ridgecrest Aftershocks Using Novel Fiber Optic Network