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

Release of the new IRIS mars-event Service for Accessing the Seismic Event Catalog from the InSight Mission to Mars

We are proud to announce the release of the mars-event web service, an implementation of the FDSN-event specification adapted for Martian seismic events known as marsquakes. 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 Video Series - WOMEN IN GEOSCIENCE

The 1st video in this series honors the life and work of geochronologist and science writer Dr. Alka Tripathy-Lang.

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.

Fin Whale songs illuminate oceanic crustal layers

Fin Whale songs illuminate oceanic crustal layers

Scientists use the songs of fin whales to image different layers of oceanic crust by examining how the songs’ acoustic waves bounce and bend at crustal structures off the Pacific Northwest coast.
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.
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.