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USC earthquake research
Scientist and engineer Christine Goulet of USC Dornsife and the Southern California Earthquake Center walks closer to a fault in Kern County that shifted after two recent earthquakes. (Photo/Kenneth Hudson, UCLA)

Unshaken: After an earthquake, USC scientists race to its epicenter

Seismologists and engineers unite after a quake to quickly gather information and share it through a statewide clearinghouse that is critical for improving simulations and emergency preparedness.

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Interns at Griffith Park Field Trip
Interns at the Southern California Earthquake Center do research for two months — logging many hours in a lab looking at data and simulations — but also participating in field trips and site visits. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Earthquake Center interns leave lab behind, getting their hands on real faults

The students are spending the summer doing important research at the Southern California Earthquake Center, considered an international leader in earthquake forecasting.