Earthquakes and Faulting

SG&T scientists employ a broad spectrum of tools and techniques to develop a better understanding of the mechanics and dynamics of earthquakes and faulting.  These techniques include laboratory and experimental studies of rock and fault mechanics, numerical models of earthquake dynamics, and observational studies of earthquake nucleation, seismic slip, and ground shaking.  To assist in these efforts in the northeastern region, Lamont (with support from the US Geological Survey) operates the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network, a component of the Advanced National Seismic System.  SG&T scientists and students also contribute to the Earth Institute's Center for Hazards and Risk Research.