Earthquakes and Seismology

Buildings and rubble following the earthquake

Faculty work on seismic hazards, neotectonics, and tomographic imaging of Earth’s plate boundaries and other crust and mantle processes. We are interested in recent motions of the Earth’s crust, characterization of subsurface structures and surface fault expressions, and the physics of strong ground motion. The Nevada Seismological Lab maintains a regional seismic monitoring network that investigates the size, frequency, and distribution of earthquakes and promotes earthquake preparedness in the state. 

Faculty: NSL: Anderson, Kent, Louie, Wesnousky, NBMG: Koehler, NGL: Kreemer