The IRIS Community, in partnership with colleagues from the University of Chile, is now in Chile installing instruments throughout the rupture zone to record the aftershocks from the magnitude 8.8 event on February 27. The dataset will be freely and openly available for use by a wide range of researchers from around the world as soon as they are collected and archived. Read the latest information about this effort and follow the progress by visiting the IRIS Community Instrument Deployment in Chile web site.
As EarthScope's seismometers move into the mid-continent region, they will significantly enhance earthquake detection capabilities in the Central Plains states and provide information about the Earth's interior.
We have been in discussions with our Chilean colleagues following last Saturday's Magnitude 8.8 earthquake. If you are interested in assisting in the development of science and deployments plans and/or with field work to capture the aftershock sequence in Chile, please email email@example.com in the next 24 hours.