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Shaking Up Earthquake Studies by Increasing Access to Data, Tools and Research Results

September 13, 2023

Earthquake rupture forecast studies provide information about the probabilities of when earthquakes will occur, where they’ll take place and how strong they’ll be, but the tools aren’t available to most. That’s about to change.

New Fault Discovered in Earthquake-Prone Southern California Region

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…

First of a Kind Tests to Assess How Elevators, Fire Systems Perform in Earthquakes

September 22, 2011

…School of Engineering are preparing for a series of earthquake tests focused on nonstructural components, including a functioning elevator, stairs, ceilings, and passive and active fire suppression systems, such as sprinklers and partition walls, in a full-scale, five-story concrete building on the world’s largest outdoor shake table.

International GPS Project Provides Details of Nepal Earthquake

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.

Tallest Full-scale Building Ever Built on an Earthquake Simulator Put to the Test at UC San Diego

April 5, 2023

A 10-story building made of cross-laminated timber will be tested on one of the world’s two largest earthquake simulators at the University of California San Diego this spring. Known as the Tallwood project, it is the tallest full-scale building ever to be constructed and tested on a shake table.

The Unexpected Physics Behind Turkey’s Devastating 2023 Earthquakes

August 3, 2023

A new study from researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography uses a multidisciplinary approach to unravel the complexities of the two deadly earthquakes of nearly equal strength that struck Turkey and Syria on Feb. 6, 2023.

Drone Truthing

August 3, 2017

…extreme events such as earthquakes Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego A team of researchers from across UC San Diego is developing a new approach for detecting damage to buildings during earthquakes and other extreme events. They came together at the Geisel Library recently to use lasers and drones to…

World’s largest outdoor shake table receives $16.3M from NSF for upgrades

October 18, 2018

…The world’s largest outdoor earthquake simulator, operated by structural engineers at the University of California San Diego, has received a $16.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to upgrade the facility to expand its testing capabilities. The funds will enable the simulator, also commonly known as a shake table,…

Dean of UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Inducted into Chinese Academy of Engineering

June 11, 2012

Frieder Seible, Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego, has been elected a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The honor recognizes his “outstanding achievements in engineering and technological sciences, as well as remarkable contributions to China’s engineering and technological developments.”

Long-running Seismic Network Awarded $16.7 Million Extension

October 4, 2018

A seismographic network based at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego will continue to provide vital real-time data about earthquakes and other seismic events over the next five years thanks to a $16.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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