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Seismo Lab
Earth & Planetary
UC Berkeley

Toward earthquake early warning

  • Earthquake early warning status
  • White House Summit; classroom alert
  • Congressional funding: $8.2M, $5M
  • M6 Napa quake warning: Press, warning

  • Publications

    all publications

    Martin-Short, R., R.M. Allen, I.D. Bastow, E. Totten and M.A. Richards (2015), Mantle flow geometry from ridge to trench beneath the Gorda–Juan de Fuca plate system, Nature Geoscience reprint | NatureGeo news & views | Cascadia Initiative info and videos

    Cheng, C., R.M. Allen, R.W. Porritt, and M.D. Ballmer (2015), Seismic constraints on a double‐layered asymmetric whole‐mantle plume beneath Hawai‘i, AGU Monograph 208, reprint

    Maceira, M., C. Larmat, R.W. Porritt, D.M. Higdon, C.A. Rowe, and R.M. Allen (2015), On the validation of seismic imaging methods: Finite frequency or ray theory?, Geophys. Res. Lett., reprint


    Richard M Allen

    Director,
    Seismological Laboratory.

    Professor
    and Chair,
    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.

    Earthquake early warning progress

    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.


    Cascadia Initiative