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IRIS data used to win Gold Medal in Science Fair!

Student project "The Silence of Canadian Cities: Seismic Impact of Lockdowns" wins Gold Medal at Science Fair!...

IRIS Statement on Racism in Geoscience

We at IRIS join our colleagues from across the country and around the globe in unequivocally denouncing racism. BLACK LIVES MATTER. We also know that ...

Release of the new IRIS mars-event Service for Accessing the Seismic Event Catalog from the InSight Mission to Mars

We are proud to announce the release of the mars-event web service, an implementation of the FDSN-event specification adapted for Martian seismic even...

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Science highlights

Building Australia, breaking Tasmania

Building Australia, breaking Tasmania

Australia has been part of all major supercontinents and contains almost all known rock types from each period of Earth’s history. Because of Australia’s many past jousts with other tectonic plate...
Boundary to backstop: the Eastern Denali Fault

Boundary to backstop: the Eastern Denali Fault

Can the eastern Denali Fault rupture as catastrophically as its westerly counterparts? A team of scientists from the University of Calgary aimed to find out....
Weird Earthquake Reveals Hidden Mechanism

Weird Earthquake Reveals Hidden Mechanism

A recent study by California State University-Bakersfield and Penn State University researchers again raises the idea that the Shumagin Gap may be able to host a great earthquake....
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