Activity Narrative

In September 2010 NEES@UCSB deployed 10 portable seismic stations at Pinon Flats, California. This experiment, led by Asaf Inbal and Pablo Ampuero of Caltech, aims to record tremor (long period) signals generated by the San Jacinto and San Andreas Faults. Every month a team must service the site by swapping out hard drives containing the previous months' data and making sure all seismometers are successfully recording ground motion. In August 2011 NEES REU students were given the opportunity to assist NEES@UCSB graduate students in the monthly site visit.


​The UCSB Geotechnical Array monitoring program is jointly funded by Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the United States Geological Survey.

This site previously funded 2015 to 2017 by the NRC Contract#NRC-HQ-60-15-C-000, project title "Observations and Analysis of Geotechnical Data". And 2004 to 2014 by the Geoge E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Program of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Award# CMMI-0927178.