Seth Moran


Seth Moran’s professional career has been focused on the study of active volcanoes and volcano seismology. After graduating with a Geology degree from Oberlin College in 1988, he earned an M.Sc. (1992) and Ph.D. (1997) in geophysics from the University of Washington. In 1997 Moran was hired by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to work as a research seismologist at the Alaska Volcano Observatory in Anchorage. In 2003 he transferred to the Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) in Vancouver, Wash., to work as the principal USGS seismologist responsible for studying and monitoring volcanoes in the Cascade range. Since 2015 he has been serving as Scientist-in-Charge of CVO. Moran also served as chair of the IRIS PASSCAL Standing Committee from 2012 to 2014.


Cascades Volcano Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey


Vancouver, Wash.