The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is a community of more than 500 scientists, students, and staff from 40 academic institutions across the United States, in partnership with more than 50 other science, engineering, education, and government organizations worldwide. SCEC's mission is to gather new information about earthquakes in Southern California, integrate this information into a comprehensive and predictive understanding of earthquake phenomena, and communicate this understanding to increase earthquake awareness, reduce economic losses, and save lives. Primary funding for SCEC is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

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