2014 Earthquake Insight Briefing
Map showing earthquake epicenters (red circles) near Washington D.C. since 1973. The magnitude 5.8 earthquake in the Central Virginia seismic zone in August 2011 (star) was on an east-southeast-dipping fault that ruptured with reverse motion.
The 2014 Earthquake Insight Briefing will be held on Wednesday, February 19, in Washington DC. It will be held at the District Architecture Center (421 Seventh Street NW Washington DC).
This program is for non-scientists who need to know more about earthquake hazards and earthquake risks in the Central and Eastern U.S. The briefing is for those in both the private and public sector who work in areas of:
- Property-casualty insurance
- Equity and investment
- Risk management
- Mortgage and lending portfolio management
- Business operations
- Public and private utility systems
- Land-use planning
- Commodities and commodity transportation
- Business continuity planning
- Related areas
Confirmed speakers at the 2014 Earthquake Insight Briefing include:
- Dr. Wayne Clough, Secretary, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC
- Dr. Steve Jaume, College of Charleston, S.C.
- Dr. Tom Pratt, US Geological Survey, Reston, Va.
- Dr. Wright Horton, US Geological Survey, Reston, Va.
- Dr. Deborah Pettit, Superintendent, Louisa County (Va.) Public Schools
- Dr. Martin Chapman, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
This 2014 Earthquake Insight Briefing is supported by the US Geological Survey by a grant from the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). It is modeled after a similar successful program that has been held in St. Louis, Mo., since 1994.
Registration includes continental breakfast and luncheon. To reserve your place, please contact Phyllis Steckel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-239-4013. The Early Bird registration fee is $125. After January 15, 2014, the registration fee is $145. Seating is strictly limited and is expected to sell out.