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SCEC Media Contact



Director for Communication, Education, and Outreach

Southern California Earthquake Center




B-Roll (Earthquake Science and Safety):

Download these at (see under Audio/Video), where you can find other B-roll, graphics, and content for earthquake science and preparedness.

For assistance, reach out to Mark or Jason (contact information above).

See our YouTube Channel for more earthquake videos too!


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current news highlights about SCEC science, special projects, and more.

11/17/2021: Southern California Earthquake Center Receives Award for Best Use of High-Performance Computing in the Physical Sciences

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), based at the University of Southern California, has won the HPCwire Editors' Choice Award for "Best Use of HPC in the Physical Sciences," selected by a panel of HPCwire editors and thought leaders in the world of high-performance computing (HPC). For decades now, SCEC researchers have used HPC resources to simulate how the ground would shake following major earthquakes in California. These simulations allow experts to evaluate how earthquakes (large and small) affect the built environment and help decision-makers and communities to best prepare to survive and recover. Announced at the 2021 Supercomputing Conference (SC21), the HPCwire award recognizes the important contributions of dozens of researchers and computer scientists working together under the SCEC umbrella to advance earthquake science....

Read the full release.