Science Application for Risk Reduction


Our SAFRR team focuses on building partnerships to improve the use of natural hazards information. We identify information needs and gaps and develop new products that make our science more available to users such as emergency managers, community members, or decision-makers. These efforts increase public safety and reduce economic losses caused by natural hazards.

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SAFRR prepares for HayWired Scenario

SAFRR prepares for HayWired Scenario

Check out the HayWired Scenario and related resources.

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Multidisciplinary Projects

Multidisciplinary Projects

SAFRR tackles a variety of multidisciplinary hazards.

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April 6, 2017

Although no one can reliably predict earthquakes, today’s technology is advanced enough to rapidly detect seismic waves as an earthquake begins, calculate the maximum expected shaking, and send alerts to surrounding areas before damage can occur. This technology is known as “earthquake early warning” (EEW).

March 20, 2017

Seal Beach, Calif.— A new collaborative study shows evidence of prior abrupt sinking of the wetlands near Seal Beach, caused by ancient earthquakes that shook the area at least three times in the past 2,000 years, according to researchers.

Lucy Jones Receives 2016 WSSPC Lifetime Achievement Award
May 6, 2016

Lucy Jones Receives 2016 WSSPC Lifetime Achievement Award