california

The
Seismic
Zone

If you’ve lived in California for any length of time, you’ve probably experienced an earthquake. For years, scientists have been warning us about “The Big One”: a cataclysmic earthquake that could cause thousands of casualties and billions of dollars in damages.

As California braces itself for that future inevitability, CSU faculty and students are already working to help prepare the state for earthquakes large and small.

THE FAULTS IN OUR EARTH

CSU geology experts study the active land California inhabits to better understand earthquakes and predict the location and intensity of future temblors.

BUILT UP

When the earth shakes, there’s a chance the walls will come tumbling down. CSU engineers are working to make sure structures can withstand the quake.

Coming in February

IT COMES IN WAVES

Tsunamis pose a real threat to the California coast, even if the triggering earthquakes occur elsewhere. CSU researchers are helping ensure coastal cities are ready.

Coming in March