Investigating East Coast Earthquakes

How can earthquakes happen in places like Virginia that are far from tectonic plate boundaries?

Exploding rocket recorded by seismometer

An explosion at Wallops Island, Virginia was captured by nearby Transportable Array station R61A. Check out the animation page to see the seismograms!

Soil and Seismic Noise

Why were SPREE stations installed in silty soil much noisier than stations in sandy soil?
Research

Research

My research includes work on the structure of stable North America, the noise characteristics of seismic stations, and the seismicity of the East Coast.
Visualization

Visualization

Check out the gallery for some cool geophysics visualizations.
Teaching and Outreach

Teaching and Outreach

I love sharing Earth science with other people! Read more about my teaching experience or watch some videos about my research.