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Inside the Largest Outdoor Earthquake Simulator in the World

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.

Engineers Shake Tallest Full-scale Building Ever Constructed on UC San Diego Earthquake Simulator

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.

Study Finds Earthquakes Can Trigger Near-Instantaneous Aftershocks on Different Faults

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.

New Study Pinpoints Stress Factor of Mega-Earthquake Off Japan

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.

‘Citizen Scientists’ Sought for Earth Shaking Science Project

June 12, 2012

…install mini-sensors that record earthquake data beneficial to science, emergency response and seismic safety Debi Kilb, Scripps/UCSD lead for the Quake Catcher Network. WANTED: Members of the public willing to help scientists capture key seismic data to improve scientific understanding of earthquakes, provide detailed information on how they shape Southern…

Scripps Scientists Discover Evidence of Super-fast Deep Earthquake

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.

Seismic Science

December 5, 2013

…sixth graders fundamentals of earthquake engineering Over the past seven years, more than 7,000 sixth graders from 26 schools in San Diego County have visited the Jacobs School of Engineering to build model structures and test them on small shake tables. It’s all part of the Earthquake Engineering with K’NEX…

Scripps Researchers Pinpoint Hot Spots as Earthquake Trigger Points

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.

Supervisor Cox, Scripps Scientists, Call for Continuation of Vital Earthquake Monitoring Programs

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.

“Segment-Jumping” Ridgecrest Earthquakes Explored in New Study

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.

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