Virginia Tech Global Seismological Lab

3056A Derring Hall (Mail Code 0420)
Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061

There are hundreds of large earthquakes occurring globally every year, these earthquakes generate seismic waves that travel through the deep interior of the earth. Ground motions recorded by seismometers are the most direct observations on the Earth's interior for understanding the dynamics of the planet that are responsible for past tectonic events as well as present-day natural hazards including earthquakes and volcanoes. At Virginia Tech Global Seismological Lab, we study seismic wave propagation in complex earth media and seismic structure of the Earth's interior.






Recent Research in Observational Seismology

Transient variation in seismic wave speed points to fast fluid movement in the Earth's outer core (Communications Earth & Environment, 2022)

Anomalous mantle transition zone beneath the Yellowstone hotspot track
(Nature Geoscience, 2018)