08/15/2017 13:52:32
Robert Perkins
Using high-speed photography and digital image correlation techniques, engineers study how friction along a faultline evolves during an earthquake.
Wind Tunnel
05/01/2017 08:21:50
Robert Perkins
Engineers and scientists experimentally observe surface twisting in thrust faults that can momentarily rip open the earth's surface.
Earthquake
06/30/2016 11:57:57
Robert Perkins
Community Seismic Network sensors detected motion of each floor of a building in response to an air pulse from the 2015 ExxonMobil refinery explosion.
02/03/2016 12:31:06
Katie Neith
On February 2, 2016, the White House held the Earthquake Resilience Summit, signaling a new focus on earthquake safety and EEW systems.
11/19/2015 13:32:48
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new collaboration between seismologists at Caltech and local public schools helps Los Angeles prepare for the "big one."
08/06/2015 11:01:43
Kimm Fesenmaier
A team of scientists led by Caltech has pieced together the first complete account of what physically happened during the Gorkha earthquake—a picture that explains how the large temblor left the majority of low-story buildings in Kathmandu unscathed.
08/03/2015 15:18:36
Lori Dajose
On July 30, the U.S. Geological Survey announced approximately $4 million in awards to Caltech, UC Berkeley, the University of Washington and the University of Oregon, for the expansion and improvement of the ShakeAlert system.
05/26/2015 16:34:15
Kimm Fesenmaier
Taking advantage of airborne radar tools, Caltech researchers provide two possible explanations for a series of unusual earthquakes seen in Iceland during a period of volcanic activity that started in August last year.
05/05/2015 13:30:28
Shayna Chabner McKinney
Using a combination of global data and seismic observations, scientists have seen what happened below Earth's surface during the recent 7.8-magnitude Gorkha quake.
04/10/2015 11:09:09
Kimm Fesenmaier
Smartphones could contribute to early warning systems for large earthquakes, according to a new study.
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