A multi-disciplinary view on earthquake science

Earthquakes are a major natural hazard, potentially affecting millions of people globally every year. Researchers integrate field, laboratory and modelling data to better understand the underlying physical mechanisms of earthquakes. This will help us to ultimately improve our earthquake mitigation measures and hazard planning.

In this collection, we celebrate the achievements of the earthquake research community and showcase publications from Nature Communications on this topic, including a Q&A bringing together four seismologists with various research foci.

Planet Earth with the artistic impression of a seismogram and an earthquake epicenter.


Modeling in seismology

Into the field

Earthquakes in the lab