Welcome to the University of Oregon seismic lab webpage!

The natural beauty of Oregon is diverse: the rugged Pacific Coast gives way to the temperate rainforest west of the Cascades, while the high desert displays a fragmented and expansive landscape.

The dynamic nature of the Pacific Northwest’s continental margin – the Cascadia Subduction Zone – is the primary cause for sculpting Oregon’s geography. As such, earthquake-generating faults are prevalent throughout the region…and we can do a lot to keep and eye on seismic activity.

Looking for the August 2015 EQ forum? Click here

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Building out a West coast EEW system

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