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The Seismological Laboratory at Caltech has a long tradition (going back to 1926) in the science of earthquakes. Our scientists have pioneered the imaging of the earthquake rupture process and we continue to advance our ability to observe and model the entire seismic cycle. The Seismo Lab takes a multidisciplinary approach to earthquake science with strong collaborative efforts involving various groups. We have focused efforts in observational, theoretical, and computational seismology, geodesy (GPS and satellite imaging techniques), and integrated physical modeling. Collaborative research is also conducted between the Seismo Lab and the Graduate Aeronautics Laboratory aimed at connecting earthquake seismology and fracture mechanics. We also have a close collaboration with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
The Seismological Laboratory, together with the USGS, developed and runs the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN), which is now an integral part of the California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN) – one of the most advanced seismographic networks in the world.
Seismo Lab scientists doing research in this area: