Education & Outreach

Education is an important way for SCSN to connect with the community, teach about earthquake safety, and help the public better understand how earthquakes occur. Outreach to media outlets and large consumers of SCSN products is accomplished through the Earthquake Research Affiliates (ERA), which is a non-profit agency created by Caltech created to link the scientists to the public. Click Here to learn more about ERA.

The further pages in this section provide some educational materials and tools as well as information on outreach activities available through the Caltech Seismological Laboratory.

Earthquake Education & Interactive Links:

This Dynamic Earth: A Story of Plate Tectonics

The San Andreas Fault

Some Earthquake Term Definitions

Exploratorium website on Faultlines

Live Earthquake Tweets Follow @CaltechQuake

@CaltechQuake tweets automatic earthquake notifications in real-time that have not been reviewed by a seismologist. Messages are only sent for events larger than M2.75. Results are subject to change or deletion.

Acknowledge the SCSN

"California Institute of Technology (Caltech) (1926): Southern California Seismic Network. International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks. Other/Seismic Network. doi:10.7914/SN/CI"

Data were provided by the Caltech/USGS Southern California Seismic Network

For further acknowledgement info go to Acknowledgment Policy