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.


  • Seismologist Zhongwen Zhan: Keeping an Ear to the Ground

  • Experiments using Diamond Anvils Yield New Insight into the Deep Earth

  • Mark Simons selected as an AGU Fellow for 2018

  • Animation Based on Satellite data Shows SoCal "Breathing"

  • Natalia Solomatova received one of the AGU Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Awards