Allen CV
Seismo Lab
Earth & Planetary
UC Berkeley

Earthquake Early Warning Law

History of the legislation and progress towards public implementation


more publications

Toomey, D.R., R.M. Allen, et al. (2014) The Cascadia Initiative: A sea change in seismological studies of subduction zones Oceanography abstract | reprint

Porritt, R.W., R.M. Allen, F.F. Pollitz (2014) Seismic imaging east of the Rocky Mountains with USArray Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. abstract | reprint | data

Kuyuk, H.S., R.M. Allen (2014) Designing a Network‐Based Earthquake Early Warning Algorithm for California: ElarmS‐2 Bull. Seismo. Soc. Am. abstract | reprint

Allen, R.M. (2013) Seconds count.
Nature 502, 29-31, doi:10.1038/502029a abstract | reprint

Kuyuk, H.S., R.M. Allen (2013) A global approach to provide magnitude estimates for earthquake early warning alerts Geophys. Res. Lett. abstract | reprint

Kuyuk, H.S., R.M. Allen (2013) Optimal Seismic Network Density for Earthquake Early Warning: A Case Study from California Seismo. Res. Lett. abstract | reprint

Richard M Allen

Seismological Laboratory.

Dept. Earth & Planetary Science.

Allen Bio & CV

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iPhone earthquake app

Earthquakes past and present, shaking videos for your location.

Earthquakes in your backyard

Take the earthquakes class at Cal. Offered every Fall.

Research groups and interests

Earth Imaging more...

The Earth Imaging group uses a wide variety of seismological techniques to image 3D Earth structure in an effort to understand the dynamic processes responsible for deformation, volcanism and earthquakes at the Earth's surface.

Realtime Seismology more...

The Realtime Seismology group is interested in all aspects of rapid geophysical data characterization. The desire for realtime information is motivated by hazard mitigation objectives, and the development of such techniques drives fundamental research into earthquake source processes.

Observational systems

Data is at the heart of all our research activities, so we also work to design, develop and implement new geophysical observational systems in response to scientific and societal needs including instrumentation, processing software and communications. Our ability to participate in this development is a unique aspect of being a member of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory who operate geophysical networks across northern California.