Caltech Seismo Lab Tours

Earthquakes are part of the Southern California experience. And when earthquakes occur, people turn to the Caltech Seismological Lab for answers. But how do we know exactly where and how big an earthquake is? Is someone always watching those drums? What exactly goes on at a seismological laboratory? Take a tour of the Seismo Lab and find out. The tour provides visitors the opportunity to learn what we do when an earthquake occurs and how we get that information out to the public.

Tours of the Seismo Lab are available upon request. These tours are aimed towards students in grades 6 and above, but individuals or small private parties may join a scheduled tour if space allows. Tours are offered the first Tuesday and Thursday of each month from October to June.

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Caltech Office of Earthquake Programs:
Email: mvinci@gps.caltech.edu
Phone: (626)395-3298

Past Tours and Events

Project Scientist 2016 Participants (7/13/2016). Click for more information.

Project Scientist 2016 Participants (7/13/2016). Click for more information.

Project Scientist 2016 Presentation (7/13/2016). Click for more information.

Project Scientist 2016 Presentation (7/13/2016). Click for more information.


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

Citation:
"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


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