Skip to earthquake links for researchers
The Berkeley Seismo Lab (BSL) collaborates with the USGS Menlo Park to automatically
determine earthquake parameters within minutes after an
event. Together, the BSL and the USGS are responsible
for reporting on northern California earthquakes as part of the
statewide monitoring effort know as the California
Integrated Seismic Network.
As part of our monitoring and archiving operations, the BSL provides access
to a broad range of earthquake information:
Real-time, clickable earthquake map interface, hosted by the USGS. Zoom and pan around the global map, or
jump to a map for a particular region, like California.
Earthquake Hot Line
The Berkeley Seismological Laboratory maintains
an "Earthquake Hotline" which is open to the public. The taped message is
updated after earthquakes of note. Both local and distant earthquakes are
reported. The Hotline phone number is 510-642-2160
California Integrated Seismic Network archive of special reports on earthquakes of interest.
The Berkeley Seismological Laboratory contributes reports for Northern California, while
Southern California reports are contributed by the SCSN.
Information on the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning (AP) Act, as well as downloadable and interactive
fault zone maps. From the California Department of Conservation.
Memento Mori, created by Ken Goldberg, Randall Packer, Gregory Kuhn, and Wojciech Matusik, is an
internet-based earthwork that utilizes a real-time data feed from UC Berkeley's seismological
Take a virtual geological tour of UC Berkeley. Includes a Hayward Fault mini-tour.
Learn the seven steps to earthquake safety and follow some solid earthquake preparedness links.
From the USGS: Sign up for email or text message notification about earthquakes in California and/or the World
Earthquake Notification Serivce.
The Great California ShakeOut is a statewide earthquake drill to aid families and organizations in becoming
prepared for the next big quake.
The Hayward Fault passes through UC Berkeley. Check out our web pages
on the hazard in our own backyard.