USArray in the news!

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

IRIS Joins NASA to Engage the Public about the Mars InSight Mission

IRIS Seismology Education & Outreach Specialist Tammy Bravo (third from right) poses with the NASA Mars InSight Team prior to the launch. 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct 30-31 Seismic Instrumentation Technology Symposium 2018 Tucson Marriott University Park, Tucson, AZ, USA
Oct 4 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectureship Series OMSI Science Pub, McMenamins Mission Theater
Oct 17 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectureship Series Cleveland Museum of Natural History (Cleveland,Ohio)
Oct 17 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectureship Series Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Denver,Colorado)
Nov 13 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectureship Series American Museum of Natural History (New York,New York)
Nov 30 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectureship Series Southwestern Oregon Community College
Earthquake Resources

Jump and Watch Earthquake Display

The “Jump and Watch” display, sometimes called “Make Your Own Earthquake”, is very popular in museums, universities and science fairs. We have basic instructions and suggestions to help you make your own “Jump and Watch” earthquake display. 

Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments

Are you looking for information about the recent large earthquakes? Check out these Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments - classroom ready presentations by seismologists and educators!
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.
Untangling the subduction history of western North America

Untangling the subduction history of western North America

Subducted lithosphere can be imaged below our feet using a technique called seismic tomography. By combining this subsurface imaging method with surface geology scientists can learn about the timing and extent of oceanic subduction and how and when continents collided.
Yellowstone Super-Volcano Eruptions were Produced by Gigantic Ancient Oceanic Plate

Yellowstone Super-Volcano Eruptions were Produced by Gigantic Ancient Oceanic Plate

Scientists have long thought that Yellowstone Caldera is powered by heat from the Earth’s core. New research by Virginia Tech seismologist Ying Zhou suggests that Yellowstone volcanoes were produced by a gigantic ancient oceanic plate that dove under the Western United States about 30 million years ago.