California Institute of Technology

Seismological Laboratory

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About Us

Caltech's Seismological Laboratory, an arm of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences (GPS), was established in 1921. It has a distinguished history of leadership in science and serving the public interest. Internationally recognized for excellence in geophysical research and academics and home to outstanding facilities in seismic networks, high performance computing, and mineral physics, the Seismo Lab is an ideal place for study and research. The Lab serves as a focal point for earthquake information in Southern California and the world.

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    Seismo Lab 2020
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    Deep within the Earth Iron Oxide Withstands Extreme Tenperatures and Pressures

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    Fiber Optic Cables Detect and Characterize Earthquakes

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    Sledgehammering the South Pole
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    New Results Reveal Surprising Behavior of Materials in the Deep Earth
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    Caltech Grad Headed to Washington, DC, on Fisher Fellowship

  • High School Students Explore Life as a Seismologist
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    Hidden magnitude-8.2 earthquake source of mysterious 2021 global tsunami

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    Earthquake Fellows Program at Caltech
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    Seismologist Zhongwen Zhan: Keeping an Ear to the Ground
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    What you can learn from the Pasadena Acoustic Array with Professor Zhan
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    Mineral Physicist Jennifer Jackson: Investigating Earth's Interior with Diamonds, X-rays, and Lasers