Anticipating aftershocks: Improved seismic forecasts for the Big One in California (video)


Southern California has the highest earthquake risk of any region in the U.S..

But exactly how risky and where the greatest risks lie remains an open question.

In June 2017, a team of researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) released a major paper in Seismological Research Letters that summarized the scientific and hazard results of one of the world’s biggest and most well-known earthquake simulation projects: The Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF3).

Full article: Stampede1 and Stampede2 help USGS and Southern California Earthquake Center scientists improve seismic forecasts for California

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