Earthquakes are part of the Southern California experience. And when earthquakes occur, people turn to the Caltech Seismological Lab for answers. But how do we know exactly where and how big an earthquake is? Is someone always watching those drums? What exactly goes on at a seismological laboratory? Take a tour of the Seismo Lab and find out. The tour provides visitors the opportunity to learn what we do when an earthquake occurs and how we get that information out to the public.
Tours of the Seismo Lab are available upon request. These tours are aimed towards students in grades 6 and above, but individuals or small private parties may join a scheduled tour if space allows. Tours are offered the first Tuesday and Thursday of each month from October to June. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Caltech Office of Earthquake Programs at (626)395-3298.