Register for the 2019 Joint SAGE/GAGE Workshop!

Please join us at the 2019 Joint SAGE/GAGE Workshop, to be held in Portland, OR, October 9th-11th. The joint workshop theme is 'Earth in 4D: Bridging the Timescales in Dynamic Earth Processes’. Continue Reading

First Release of Data from Mars InSight Now Available

The first data from the Mars SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Internal Structure) instrument is now available from the IRIS Data Management Center, in parallel with the NASA’s Planetary Data System and the IPGP’s Mars SEIS Data Service. Continue Reading

Where are the IRIS Interns Now?

A survey finds that most IRIS intern alumni are employed in the geosciences, but across a variety of employment sectors. Continue Reading

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct 17 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectureship Series
Exploratorium (San Francisco,California)
Oct 18 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectureship Series
Southwestern Oregon Community College (Coos Bay,Oregon)
Nov 8 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectureship Series
Southwestern Oregon Community College (Coos Bay,Oregon)
Nov 12 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectureship Series
American Museum of Natural History (New York,New York)
Nov 13-14 2019 Fall BoD Meetings
Fort Collins, Colorado
Earthquake Resources

NEW ANIMATION! Earthquake!! Shaking up Central America

Whereas transform-fault and shallow-crustal-intraplate earthquakes have dominated the recent history of deadly and destructive earthquakes in Central America, we should never underestimate the potential destructive power of subduction zone earthquakes.

NEW ANIMATION! - Faults, Plate Boundaries, & Stress

Earth’s thin, brittle outer shell of rock is under a constant state of stress. This animation explores how this stress impacts the formation of small local faults, and broader tectonic plate boundaries.

Stormquakes

Stormquakes

New research presents evidence that strong storms produce seismic surface waves that are distinct and measurable. The name for these newly discovered geophysical phenomenon? Stormquakes.
Bears vs. Seismic Stations

Bears vs. Seismic Stations

Many animals encounter sites where seismic equipment has been installed but most animals leave these sites alone after a cursory glance or sniff. In contrast, bears appear to be enticed to visit station sites and investigate the seismic equipment, sometimes causing significant damage. What's a seismologist to do?
‘Suture Zone’ to Blame for Mysterious 2014 Earthquake Felt Across Florida

‘Suture Zone’ to Blame for Mysterious 2014 Earthquake Felt Across Florida

University of South Florida seismologists have uncovered the unexpected source of a magnitude 5.1 earthquake that occurred in 2014 along the northern coast of Cuba.