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Fundamental Research: Learn more about how the BSL is bringing Earthquake Early Warning to the state of California, the makeup of Earth's upper mantle, and what is actually happening deep inside the San Andreas Fault.

Hazard Information: Berkeley operates several different networks and observatories in California. How is data from the BSL used to mitigate or even prevent disasters? How does Berkeley contribute to earthquake understanding and awareness? Exploring data products produced by the BSL can answer these questions and more.

Broad Education: Explore our outreach website to find a virtual tour of the Hayward Fault, learn how to prepare for an earthquake, and track seismic waves as they travel through the earth!

These are the three key aspects of BSL's mission.

  • ShakeAlert demonstration system issues 10 seconds early warning to peak shaking at UC Berkeley for this morning's M6.0 quake - see video
  • 3rd International Conference on Earthquake Early Warning, September 3-5
  • Seismo Blog: All Punches Went Towards Napa: Click for more
  • Seismo Blog: Which fault is it? CLick for more
  • Now we're on Twitter @BerkeleySeismo
  • UC Berkeley ranked number one in geophysics and seismology
  • SASmex early warning system
    This Good Friday started off as a a lush, beautiful morning in Mexican's beach resort town of Acapulco... (Read more at our Seismo Blog...)
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    Who Will Pay for an Earthquake Warning System on the West Coast? Temblor early warning systems are real—and making their U.S. debut (More...)
  • TremorScope Drilling
  • Download the new FREE App developed by the BSL for information on earthquakes nearby! Also learn about historic earthquakes where you live. Check it out!
  • The BSL's Earthquake Research Affiliates (ERA) Program is an industrial-academic partnership focused on the development and use of innovative earthquake information products, including alert services.