Field Operations

Due to the very high station density and coverage (over 400 stations) in Southern California, our field technicians are always busy traveling around the state repairing, updating, and installing seismic stations. In order to get the best data possible our sites sometimes need to be in inhospitable, exotic, and/or nearly inaccessible locations throughout the state. Thanks to the continued hard work of the field technicians, our network is able to run smoothly so analysis can be done on the large number of earthquakes that shake Southern California on a daily basis.

Below are some examples of the work that the technicians perform and some of the interesting locations and surroundings that they work with.

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