June 8, 2023
We’re taking you underground and inside the largest outdoor earthquake simulator in the world. You’re about to learn how this high-performance shake table is powered and equipped with smart-control technology that can simulate the most devastating earthquakes in modern history.
September 8, 2016
…at the University of California San Diego, a large earthquake on one fault can trigger large aftershocks on separate faults within just a few minutes. These findings have important implications for earthquake hazard prone regions like California where ruptures on complex fault systems may cascade and lead to mega-earthquakes.
March 2, 2016
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego researchers published new findings on the role geological rock formations offshore of Japan played in producing the massive 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake⎯one of only two magnitude 9 mega-earthquakes to occur in the last 50 years.
July 10, 2014
As scientists learn more about earthquakes that rupture at fault zones near the planet’s surface—and the mechanisms that trigger them—an even more intriguing earthquake mystery lies deeper in the planet.
May 11, 2023
Engineers gathered on May 9 to shake a 10-story mass timber building–the tallest full-scale building to be tested on an earthquake simulator. The test took place at the UC San Diego NSF-funded outdoor shake table, one of the two largest shake tables in the world.
August 29, 2012
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have come a step closer to deciphering some of the basic mysteries and mechanisms behind earthquakes and how average-sized earthquakes may evolve into massive earthquakes.
October 4, 2016
…of nearly 200 small earthquakes that shook Southern California residents in the Salton Sea area last week raised concerns they might trigger a larger earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault. At the same time, scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the…
May 24, 2023
A Scripps Oceanography seismologist and colleagues have used a supercomputer to reveal the complex dynamics of the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes — the biggest earthquakes to hit California in more than 20 years.
October 30, 2014
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego scientists joined San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox on Oct. 28, 2014, in a call to sustain funding for earthquake monitoring projects designed to provide critical information for the region.
August 19, 2015
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal last April was the first example of a large continental “mega-thrust” rupture that was captured by a GPS network that measures ground motion. The Himalayas are the most seismically active, above-water mountain range on Earth.