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IRIS data used to win Gold Medal in Science Fair!

Student project "The Silence of Canadian Cities: Seismic Impact of Lockdowns" wins Gold Medal at Science Fair!...

IRIS Statement on Racism in Geoscience

We at IRIS join our colleagues from across the country and around the globe in unequivocally denouncing racism. BLACK LIVES MATTER. We also know that ...

Release of the new IRIS mars-event Service for Accessing the Seismic Event Catalog from the InSight Mission to Mars

We are proud to announce the release of the mars-event web service, an implementation of the FDSN-event specification adapted for Martian seismic even...

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To explode or not to explode: Earthquakes may hold the answer

To explode or not to explode: Earthquakes may hold the answer

Those who monitor volcanoes often worry about whether impending eruptions will be explosive or not. The orientation of slip during earthquakes preceding volcanic activity may prove telling....
Bends in Caribbean transform fault requires rethinking simple models

Bends in Caribbean transform fault requires rethinking simple models

Distinct seismic signals from the 2020 M7.7 earthquake on the Oriente fault in the Caribbean lead researchers to model more complex fault geometry in effort to better understand this event....
Is Salt Lake City at Increased Risk of Earthquake‐induced Building Damage?

Is Salt Lake City at Increased Risk of Earthquake‐induced Building Damage?

A new study by Boise State University and colleagues indicates that ground deformation may be the result of active faults beneath the city’s downtown, and that ground displacement from underlying fa...
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