Media Resources

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This is a real-time feed of data from a selection of SCSN seismic stations located in Southern California.

Technical Disclaimer: The length of time represented is 10 minutes with a 1 second refresh rate. The time at the bottom is in UTC. There is a delay of approximately 20 seconds in the feed. The waveforms displayed are broadband (20-40 samples/second), high gain, vertical component channels using the SEED format channel type BHZ, with a high pass filter of 0.3Hz enabled. This feed is for visual purposes only and cannot be used to locate, identify, or analyze an earthquake with any degree of accuracy. Station selection subject to change as necessary. Graphical coloration is aesthetic and serves no scientific purpose.

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Quick Access Resources

Media Relations Contact

If you are with the media and need to contact the Caltech Media Relations please use the following information before your arrival at the Seismo Lab:

  • 24-Hour Earthquake Hotline for Media only (626) 449-2631
  • Caltech Media Relations (626) 395-3227
  • USGS Media Contact for Media only:
    • Donyelle K. Davis
    • Public Affairs Specialist
    • U.S. Geological Survey
    • (626) 202-2393
  • For more information and to contact Caltech Media Relations go to Caltech Media Contacts
  • For general press resources visit Caltech Press Resources