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A woman makes notes while overlooking earth ruptures in ground on a dirt road
July 16, 2019

Women in Science - Responding to Ridgecrest, CA earthquake July 2019

USGS scientist Jessie Thompson Jobe collects and records information on earthquake surface ruptures observed along a roadway following the Ridgecrest earthquake sequence. Photo credit: Ryan Gold (USGS)

two people working with instruments in an arid area
July 16, 2019

Women in Science - Responding to Ridgecrest, CA earthquake July 2019

USGS Geophysicists Elizabeth Cochran and Nick VanDerElst install a seismometer on the base Photo credit: Ben Brooks, USGS

A woman holds a tape measure across a rupture in the ground
July 16, 2019

Women in Science - Responding to Ridgecrest, CA earthquake July 2019

USGS scientist Jessie Thompson Jobe measures fault offset at the site of the Ridgecrest earthquake sequence rupture. Photo credit: Chris DuRoss, USGS

a woman crouches in the field near newly made sand deposits
July 16, 2019

Women in Science - Responding to Ridgecrest, CA earthquake July 2019

USGS scientist Jaime Delano, observes a sand blow caused by liquefaction during the M7.1 Ridgecrest earthquake. Photo credit: Chris DuRoss

a woman with a GPS antenna kneels along an exposed rock face that is being measured
July 16, 2019

Women in Science - Responding to Ridgecrest, CA earthquake July 2019

Kate Scharer examining striations along fault scarp while completing GPS survey of fault rupture.  Here the fault has about 2.6 m of horizontal displacement and 0.5 m of vertical.  The rake of the striations is 47 degrees.  Photo credit: Jamie Delano, USGS

A woman stands along a rupture in the ground surface
July 16, 2019

Women in Science - Responding to Ridgecrest, CA earthquake July 2019

USGS Pasadena Earthquake Response Coordinator surveys displaced rocks near the southern end of the surface rupture of the 5 July 2019 M7.1 Ridgecrest earthquake.  USGS photograph. Photo credit: Sue Hough, USGS

July 12, 2019

Animation of Ridgecrest Foreshock Seq up to M7.1 (Prelim. Results)

This animation shows preliminary results from precise relocation of the Ridgecrest foreshock sequence, up to the the time of occurrence of the M 7.1 mainshock.  The animation begins in a map view and then transitions into a rotating vertical slice.  Earthquakes are colorcoded by time of occurrence, with early events in dark blue and later events (up to the M 7.1) in dark

July 12, 2019

Animation of Ridgecrest Earthquake Seq. thru July 6 (Prelim. Results)

This animation shows preliminary results from precise relocation of the Ridgecrest earthquake sequence, through July 6 (UTC), including the foreshock sequence and the first ~20 hours of aftershocks from M 7.1 mainshock.  The animation begins in a map view and then transitions into a rotating vertical slice.  Earthquakes are colorcoded by time of occurrence, with early

briefing navy
July 9, 2019

USGS provides briefing to Navy about Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence

Kate Scharer (USGS) provides CO CAPT Paul Dale (Navy) with the field mapping team’s initial product, showing the surface fault rupture at NAWSCL as well as the temporarily deployed seismic and GPS sensors that were rapidly deployed. Contributions of field data from within the base were from CGS & USGS, and from outside the base were from Univ. of Nevada, Reno, EERI,

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briefing navy
July 9, 2019

USGS provides briefing to Navy about Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence

Kate Scharer (USGS) provides CO CAPT Paul Dale (Navy) with the field mapping team’s initial product, showing the surface fault rupture at NAWSCL as well as the temporarily deployed seismic and GPS sensors that were rapidly deployed. Contributions of field data from within the base were from CGS & USGS, and from outside the base were from Univ. of Nevada, Reno, EERI,

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July 9, 2019

California Earthquakes (July 2019) - Animation Sequence

This video shows the earthquake events a few hours before the M6.4 on July 4th, 2019 till after the M7.1 on July 8th, 2019. The blue dots are the events associated with the M6.4 and then red dots are events associated with the M7.1

Portable Seismic Station
July 9, 2019

Portable Seismic Station

Two portable sensors: a strong motion sensor (to record strong shaking that can be felt) and a broadband sensor (to record weak motion for detecting small earthquakes) buried into the ground to detect earthquakes. These stations can be quickly deployed and send real-time data back to the USGS via cellular telemetry immediately after they are installed.