IRIS Station Monitor App now available!

Explore earthquakes near you or around the world using the new IRIS Station Monitor app! Available for both Android and iPhone! Continue Reading

GSN seismic station recorded the sounds of Hurricane Maria

Newly installed infrasound sensors at a GSN station on Puerto Rico recorded the passage of Hurricane Maria. Continue Reading

USArray in the news!

USArray Transportable Array science featured in exciting Accuweather video special feature! Continue Reading


Feb 7 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectureship Series OMSI Science Pub, McMenamins Mission Theater (Portland,Oregon)
Feb 16 Explore Seismology during AAAS Family Science Days Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Earthquake Resources

New Animation! “What is the Moho?”

The Mohorovicic Discontinuity, commonly called the “Moho” is recognized as the boundary zone between Earth's crust and the mantle. Learn more about what it is and how it was discovered!

3 new Spanish language animations!

Grafico Tiempo de Viaje—¿A qué distancia estaba ese terremoto?; Cambiando la magnitud de un Terremoto ¿Por qué los sismólogos hacen eso?; Sismogramas de 3 componentes—¿Cómo capturamos el movimiento de un terremoto?

Regional geoelectric hazard assessment

Regional geoelectric hazard assessment

Geomagnetic storms can wreck havoc on the world’s electrical grids, communications systems, and navigational infrastructure. To prepare for future geomagnetic storms, scientists need to know more about Earth's geoelectric field and how it varies during storm events.
Seismicity beneath Kīlauea ‘s Southwest Rift Zone

Seismicity beneath Kīlauea ‘s Southwest Rift Zone

Researchers are examining seismic activity within Kīlauea ‘s rift zones to understand the connection between the caldera and the rift zones to provide a better framework for interpreting seismicity around the volcano.
Antarctic Ice Shelf ‘Sings’

Antarctic Ice Shelf ‘Sings’

According to research led by Colorado State University, winds blowing across snow dunes on Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf cause the massive ice slab’s surface to vibrate, producing a near-constant set of seismic tones that could potentially be used to monitor changes in the ice shelf.