The Harvard Seismology Group carries out a broad range of projects with topics including mapping the interior of the earth, characterizing the seismic sources and global seismicity. The seismology group includes faculty, research associates, and students from the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences.

Because of the multidisciplinary nature of the seismological study of Earth, there are several research groups at Harvard that overlap in pursuits. These seismology-related topics are investigated by Professor Miaki Ishii, Professor James R. Rice and Professor Emeritus Adam Dziewonski. For more information about the projects each of these groups is involved with, please see their individual pages, as well as our research projects page.


March 03, 2015
Samson Marty joins the group as an intern.

January 2015
Efforts to recover and digitize analog seismograms from Harvard-Adam Dziewonski observatory has been published in Seismological Research Letters.

August 03, 2014
Anna Schreder, a DAAD Rise Worldwide Research Intern, joins the group as a summer intern.

April 2014
Constraints on the moment tensor of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake from Earth's free oscillations has been published in Bulletins of the Seismological Society of America.

February 17, 2014
Mickey Mackie joins the group as an undergraduate assistant.

November 18, 2013
Taylor Benninger joins the group as an undergraduate assistant.

November 2013
Hidden aftershocks of the 2011 Mw 9.0 Tohoku, Japan earthquake imaged with the backprojection method has been published in Journal of Geophysical Research.

June 24, 2013
Terry Wei joins the group as a summer intern.

April 2013
The 2010 Maule, Chile coseismic gap and its relationship to the 25 March 2012 Mw 7.1 earthquake has been published in Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.

March 2013
Mw 8.6 Sumatran earthquake of 11 April 2012: Rare seaward expression of oblique subduction has been published in Geology.

More news items before 2013 can be found here.

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