IRIS Statement on Racism in Geoscience

We at IRIS join our colleagues from across the country and around the globe in unequivocally denouncing racism. BLACK LIVES MATTER. We also know that racism is persistent in STEM and that there are systemic inequalities in academia and particularly in the geosciences. Continue Reading

IRIS Data Services Winter Newsletter

Find out what's happening at the IRIS DMC in the Winter Newsletter! Continue Reading

World Series of Earthquakes

IRIS's World Series addresses regional tectonic forces and resulting recent and historic earthquakes around the world (ex. Japan, Alaska, Peru-Chile, Central America, Mexico, Pacific Northwest). Continue Reading
Earthquake Resources

NEW ANIMATION! - Japan Earthquake—10th Anniversary—Lessons Learned

It has been 10 years since the magnitude 9.1 earthquake and resulting tsunami hit Japan, on March 11, 2011. This animation describes the earthquake and tsunami as well as the lessons learned from this disaster.

NEW ANIMATION! - Buildings In Earthquakes

If you are in a building during an earthquake, the way the building is constructed and your position in the building can have an effect on the shaking you feel.

A brief history of the very first broadband seismic station

A brief history of the very first broadband seismic station

The advent of a seismometer that could measure a broad range of frequencies changed seismology forever. This is the origin story of that instrument.
The mystery of the missing plume head

The mystery of the missing plume head

Did the Hawaiian-Emperor plume record plate motion or change it? New research provides a snapshot of a subducted oceanic plateau that can help scientists disentangling the geography of the geologic past.
Scientists Plumb the Depths of the World’s Tallest Geyser

Scientists Plumb the Depths of the World’s Tallest Geyser

University of Utah researchers developed an image of the subsurface below Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser to learn more about its plumbing structure and what controls a geyser from erupting regularly, like Old Faithful, versus irregularly, like Steamboat.