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The Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the science of geophysics in the Appalachian Basin.

We are an official section of the Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG).

Monthly meetings are generally held from September to May on the first Tuesday of each month at various locations around the Greater Pittsburgh area. However, be sure to check the event calendar as exceptions to this rule occur often.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

2015 GSP Scholarship Program Announced

Established in 2013 by the Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh, the purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for a junior or senior undergraduate pursuing a BS degree with emphasis in geophysics and who is planning to attend graduate school where he/she will pursue a Masters or PhD degree with an emphasis in geophysics; or a graduate student in geophysics or on a geoscience tract emphasizing geophysics. In either case the student should be attending an accredited college or university in the northeast US within the boundaries of the Appalachian basin.
    Armstrong County Community Foundation (ACCF), administers the fund.  ACCF must receive the complete 2015 application packet by March 15, but you are encouraged to review the process early so you have time to assemble the required components, including information from three (3) references.
     Get started today! Click HERE.

March 30, 2015 Geophysical Workshop in Monroeville, PA

THG Geophysics is presenting a workshop titled “Optimizing the Use of Geophysical Data” on Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Comfort Inn located in Monroeville, PA. Details are attached in the following flyer. Registration forms can be found here

May 5, 2015 GSP Meeting Information

The GSP meeting will feature Tanya Inks from IS Interpretation Services on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. ION Geophysical is sponsoring her visit where she will present her UrTEC talk titled “Comparison of Marcellus Fracturing Using Azimuthal Seismic Attributes Versus Published Data from Outcrop Studies”. Registration information will be available shortly after the April meeting. 

Upcoming events

April 7 GSP Meeting

Cefalo's, Carnegie, PA

5:00 PM


Earthquake Fingerprint Scanning to Help Discern Induced Seismicity

Mike Brudzinski, PhDMiami

University of Ohio

Questions regarding the link between human activities and seismicity have grown along with the rise in small earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing/wastewater injection activities in the United States. I will demonstrate the use of multi-station waveform template matching as a means to identify repetitive earthquake sequences. We propose that swarm behavior and corresponding low b-values READ MORE


Professor Brudzinski earned a Ph.D. in Geophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed an endowed postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before joining Miami University in 2004. His scientific research is focused on the origins of hazardous earthquakes. He has maintained nearly a decade-long field experiment in southern Mexico to investigate how colliding tectonic plates generate devastating earthquakes and tsunamis. He is also helping to uncover relationships between enhanced oil and gas recovery and earthquakes in the central and eastern US, focusing on recent seismicity in Ohio. His work has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, Time, and National Review, with an appearance on the Glenn Beck TV Show.Brudzinski's educational focus is on developing active e-learning courses through assessment of inquiry-based learning, student engagement, and authentic scientific experiences in computer-enabled classrooms. He has generated over $1.3 million in external funding at Miami to support the integration of research and teaching efforts, including a National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award. He has mentored over 20 students and postdocs resulting in national presentations, publications, and over $400K of student/postdoc led funding and awards.

*Note that the Carnegie Exit (65) on/off ramps of the Parkway West (376) are closed until December 2015. Seek an alternate route (two posted detours are the Green Tree Exit on I376 or the Carnegie Exit on I79).

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