Seismologists use seismic waves to study how earthquake faults rupture and to probe Earth’s internal structure from the surface to the core. Seismology plays a key role in mitigating earthquake hazards, finding oil and other Earth resources, monitoring nuclear explosions, and understanding the internal dynamics of our planet.

The Seismology section has established two awards and one named lecture to recognize outstanding scientists who are in various stages of their career. Details about each honor are provided below: