Geologic Hazards Science Center, Golden, CO

The Geologic Hazards Science Center (GHSC), on the Colorado School of Mines campus, is home to the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), as well as the Geomagnetism Program staff, and many scientists in the Landslide Hazards Program. The Global Seismographic Network (GSN) is also operated nearby in Albuquerque, NM.

The mission of the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) is to determine rapidly the location and size of all destructive earthquakes worldwide and to immediately disseminate this information to concerned national and international agencies, scientists, and the general public. The NEIC compiles and maintains an extensive, global seismic database on earthquake parameters and their effects that serves as a solid foundation for basic and applied earth science research.