Iris earthquake map. Iris is a consortium of universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition management and distribution of seismological data. Caltechs seismological laboratory an arm of the division of geological and planetary sciences gps was established in 1921. Materials you will need either a small world map to plot the earthquakes individually or in a small group or a large world map to plot the earthquakes as a class. Usgs earthquake hazards program responsible for monitoring reporting and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards.
Internationally recognized for excellence in geophysical research and academics while also having outstanding facilities in. Senator cortez masto visits nsl to learn more about the growing alertwildfire camera program and future expansion. Iris operates many prominent geophysical facilities. The pnsn is the authoritative seismic network for washington and oregon state.
The usgs earthquake hazards program is part of the national earthquake hazards reduction program nehrp established by congress in 1977 and the usgs advanced national seismic system anss was established by congress as a nehrp facility. Iris staff and subawardees oversee the construction operation and maintenance of seismic networks and related data facilities utilized by a wide sector of the earth science community.