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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    Seismo Lab 2020
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    NASA Balloon Detects California Earthquake- Next Step Venus?
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    Using Submarine Cables to Detect Earthquakes
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    Clarence Allen 1925 - 2021
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    Nadia Lapusta, selected as an AGU Fellow, 2020
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    Fifty Years Ago, A Major Earthquake Shifted the Couse of Seismology
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    Donald V. Helmberger, 1938 - 2020
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    Large Variations in Shaking in L.A. Basin After Ridgecrest Earthquake
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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