Earthquake Science and Engineering

Caltech has led the way in earthquake science and engineering for nearly a century, establishing the theoretical underpinnings of geophysics, helping develop seismology into an international science, inventing the Richter scale, and creating the modern field of earthquake engineering. Today, Caltech trailblazers are imaging earthquakes with unprecedented resolution, developing and deploying early-warning systems, and engineering more robust buildings. Your investment can help us mitigate damage and save lives.