The Alaska Transportable Array Team: Achieving Success in Challenging Environments

Alaska’s TA stations offer a rare opportunity to collect information from remote regions. The stations are autonomous and telemetered, providing data used in increasingly diverse applications such as weather, wildfire, and permafrost monitoring. ​(Photo credit: Maria Sanders) Continue Reading

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Data from Community Wavefield Demonstration Experiment Now Available

IRIS is pleased to announce that the data collected during the Community Wavefields Demonstration Experiment are now fully archived and available at the IRIS Data Management Center. Continue Reading


Jul 13 2017 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lecture Series North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC
Jul 26 2017 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lecture Series Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland, OR
Aug 07 2017 USArray Short Course - Oklahoma Wavefields Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Aug 20 2017 Managing Data from Seismic Networks Pretoria, South Africia
Oct 02 2017 Earthquakes: nucleation, triggering, rupture, and relationship with aseismic processes Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse, Corsica
Earthquake Resources


Seismic Monitor

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Modern seismometers include 3 elements to determine the simultaneous movement in 3 directions: up-down, north-south,and east-west. Each direction gives information about the earthquake. This animation shows both the movement of the three basic waves (P, S, and surface) and the effect of the waves on a building.


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NSF REU summer interns conduct geophysical research at IRIS institutions. 



Linking Faults in Napa Valley and Beyond

Linking Faults in Napa Valley and Beyond

Seismic data and gravity data suggest linkages between the West Napa Fault Zone and nearby faults, which has implications for the size of potential earthquakes along this system. Additionally, guided seismic wave amplification can cause concentrated regions of shaking and damage.
Induced Earthquake Mitigation

Induced Earthquake Mitigation

This study is an example of how communication, collaboration and cooperation between scientists, industry professionals and regulators can help to mitigate induced earthquakes.
Multiple Magma Reservoirs Beneath Mount St. Helens?

Multiple Magma Reservoirs Beneath Mount St. Helens?

Ground motion recordings from regional earthquakes and artificial sources at ~6000 individual seismograph locations have been utilized to image the volcanic plumbing system beneath Mt. St. Helens.