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Seismo Lab
Earth & Planetary
UC Berkeley

Toward earthquake early warning

  • International meeting at Berkeley
  • M6 Napa quake warning: Press, warning
  • California's earthquake early warning law

  • Publications

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    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

    Director,
    Seismological Laboratory.

    Professor,
    Dept. Earth & Planetary Science.

    Allen Bio & CV

    Opportunities for students and postdocs


    MyQuake
    iPhone earthquake app

    Earthquakes past and present, shaking videos for your location.

    EPS20
    L&SC70Y
    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.