Fault Systems

Research in fault systems studies the behavior and evolution of faults and regional fault networks from the viewpoint of integrated mechanical systems. These efforts involve a large number of our faculty and span a wide range of disciplines, from state of the art analytical and numerical modeling through rock mechanics and seismology to field geological analysis of past earthquake behavior and structural evolution. Through interactions and feedback between geophysicists and geologists, USC research seeks to understand the complex behavior of natural fault systems with a particular focus on documenting and understanding emergent behaviors.

  • Zumberge Hall of Science (ZHS)
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740
  • Phone: (213) 740-6106
  • Email: earthsci@usc.edu