The Pasadena USGS Office conducts research and promotes activities to reduce earthquake hazards in southern California. The Office works with Caltech and the California Geological Survey (CGS) operating the Southern California Seismic Network, and also operates GPS stations, to monitor earthquake activity, to continuously monitor crustal movements, and to provide information for earthquake response.

The Office also collaborates on projects with the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), including research as well as Outreach & Education.

Pasadena Office
The Pasadena Office on the Caltech campus. Photo by Lisa Wald, USGS.