Seismic Sound Lab

Sights and sounds of earthquakes and global seismology.

Experience the sounds and animations of earthquakes and seismic waves as though you were deep inside the Earth. Our movies of earthquakes through time, and of seismic waves moving through and around the planet, illustrate why earthquakes occur, how the Earth responds to them, and what they teach us about the planet. In one exhibit, we will compare earthquakes in California, Haiti, Sumatra, Russia and Japan. In another exhibit, experience earthquakes in Oklahoma and California that are induced by human activity. In a third exhibit, listen to the Earth ringing like a bell. 

crowd listening to earthquakes in the seismic sound lab