Earthquake Science Center Seminars

January 2001

Project Impact Hazard Mapping in Oakland

  • Thursday January 11, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Tom Holzer
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Paleoseismology of the Seattle Fault Zone

  • Wednesday January 17, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Brian Sherrod, USGS, Seattle
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Triggered earthquakes - something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

  • Thursday January 18, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Sue Hough
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

February 2001

Pressure Changes in Icelandic Geothermal Reservoirs Associated with Two Large (M~6.5) Earthquakes in June 2000

  • Thursday February 01, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Grimur Bjornsson, National Energy Authority of Iceland
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Recovery and Developments Following the 1999 Turkey Earthquakes

  • Tuesday February 06, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Prof. Polat Gulkan, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Structure and Seismicity of Continental Interiors: Understanding the M7.7 Earthquake in Gujarat, India

  • Thursday February 08, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Walter Mooney
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Paleoseismology in Patagonia: The Fagnano Fault and Surface Rupture from the Great 1949 Tierra del Fuego Earthquakes

  • Thursday February 15, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Heidi Stenner and David Schwartz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Natural Hazards Conference for the San Francisco Bay Region

  • Wednesday February 21, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Holocene Earthquake Recurrence Based on the Turbidite Event Record: Cascadia and the Northern San Andreas

  • Thursday February 22, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Chris Goldfinger, Oregon State Univ.
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Groundwater Pumping Masks Tectonic Deformation near Los Angeles, California

  • Monday February 26, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Gerald Bawden
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

March 2001

Repeating Earthquakes and Periodic Pulsing of the Tectonic Plate Boundary in Central California

  • Thursday March 01, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Bob Nadeau
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Distinct-Element Models: Thrust Faults, Normal Faults, and the Big One

  • Tuesday March 06, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Luther Strayer
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

SPOT Imagery - Resolution, spectral bands, pricing, licensing, online browser, applications...

  • Thursday March 08, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Richard Danby SPOT Image Corp. (Tentative)
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Disaster Reduction in "At-Risk" Settlements: The Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) Hazard Mitigation Program

  • Thursday March 15, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Chuck Setchell, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Pioneering Deployment for Dynamic Monitoring of Structures using GPS

  • Thursday March 22, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Mehmet Celebi and Dr. A. Sanli
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Some applications of strong-motions to near-source and site response studies

  • Monday March 26, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Vladimir Graizer
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Lithospheric Deformation beneath the Transverse Ranges in Southern California

  • Thursday March 29, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Monica Kohler
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

April 2001

PEERing in on Lifelines Earthquake Research

  • Monday April 02, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Woody Savage
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Seismic Intrumentation and the Promise of Performance-Based Design

  • Wednesday April 04, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Farzad Naeim
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Past, Present, and Future Changes in State and Federal Geological Survey Organizations in California: Governed by Uniformitarianism of Catastrophism?

  • Thursday April 05, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Jim Davis
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Two new insights from the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake: [1] coseismic fold growth and foldscarp hazards and [2] 3D fault imaging from 40K tiny earthquakes

  • Friday April 06, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:John Suppe
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Understanding Strong Ground Motion: An Iterative Approach

  • Wednesday April 25, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Jamie Steidl
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Inferring the moment deficit rate on the San Andreas fault at Parkfield, CA

  • Thursday April 26, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Jessica Murray
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

May 2001

Dynamics, Flow, and Melt Content of the Southern East Pacific Rise Upper Mantle from Teleseismic Tomography

  • Thursday May 03, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Bill Hammond
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

New insights into the tectonics of the Long Valley caldera based on earthquake relocations and stress inversions

  • Thursday May 10, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Stephanie Prejean
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Subsurface structures and the relationship to damage in Santa Monica from the Northridge Earthquake

  • Thursday May 17, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Shirley Baher
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Liquefaction effects on civil structures and their remediation.

  • Thursday May 31, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Prof. Ross Boulanger
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

June 2001

Structural Control for Developing Countries

  • Thursday June 07, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Prof. James Kelly, U.C. Berkeley 2001 EERI Distinguished Lecturer
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Holocene to Pliocene Tectonic Evolution and Hazard Potential Offshore of the Los Angeles Urban Corridor

  • Tuesday June 19, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Bob Bohannon
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Underground evidence for liquefaction along the Columbia River and lahar runout in Seattle

  • Tuesday June 26, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Brian Atwater, USGS, Seattle
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

The SPAC Method: Another alternative to estimate site effects in Mexico City

  • Wednesday June 27, 2001
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Hortencia Flores Estrella, Instituto de Ingenieria, UNAM
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

July 2001

Liquefaction Potential of Soils from Shear-Wave Velocity Measurements

  • Thursday July 12, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Dr. Ronald Andrus
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Learn about the RELM working group and join an open discussion on stress triggering and its application to seismic hazard estimation.

  • Thursday July 19, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Greg Anderson
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

August 2001

Understanding Uncertainty in Seismic Hazard Estimates

  • Wednesday August 01, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Chris Cramer
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Fault zone structure and earthquake geology along the central Altyn Tagh Fault, Xinjiang, China

  • Thursday August 02, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Ramon Arrowsmith
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Baffled By Bhuj, the M7.7 Indian Earthquake of 26 January 2001

  • Tuesday August 14, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Joan Gomberg & Paul Bodin
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Earthquake Search and Rescue Operations--Integrating Seismology, Engineering, and Emergency Response to Improve Life-Saving Capabilities

  • Thursday August 16, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Capt. Larry Collins, USAR Task Force 103, County of LA Fire Dept.
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Tectonic evolution of the Gulf of California: Implications for continental rupture processes

  • Thursday August 23, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Michael Oskin
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Low frictional strength of quartz rocks at subseismic slip rates

  • Thursday August 30, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Dr. David Goldsby
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

September 2001

Did deglaciation trigger intraplate seismicity in the New Madrid seismic zone?

  • Thursday September 06, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Balz Grollimund
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

A Continuum Mechanics Model for Normal Faulting and Crustal Deformation Using a Strain-Rate Softening Rheology

  • Thursday September 20, 2001
  • 10:00 AM
Speaker:Mark Behn
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Imaging and Modeling the 3D Geometry of Faults Using Industry Seismic Reflection Data: Implications for Earthquake Studies

  • Thursday September 20, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Dave Pollard
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

October 2001

Transient Fault Slip in Guerrero, Mexico

  • Thursday October 04, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Kristine Larson
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

InSAR time series of crustal deformation in the San Francisco Bay Area

  • Thursday October 18, 2001
  • 10:00 AM
Speaker:David Schmidt
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

The NEHRP post-earthquake coordination plan

  • Thursday October 25, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Tom Holzer
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

November 2001

Post-1906 stress recovery of the San Andreas fault system calculated from 3-D finite element analysis

  • Thursday November 01, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Tom Parsons
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Dynamics and rheology of diffuse oceanic plate boundaries

  • Thursday November 08, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Richard Gordon
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Managing Post-Earthquake Operations

  • Friday November 09, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Carl Mortensen
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Bay Area Earthquake Cycle: A new view from paleoseismology

  • Thursday November 15, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:David Schwartz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Characterizing Earthquake Source Complexity for Improved Strong Motion Prediction

  • Monday November 26, 2001
  • 1:00 PM
Speaker:Martin Mai
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Closing the Gap Between Seismology and Structural Engineering

  • Thursday November 29, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Sigmund A. Freeman
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

December 2001

Empirical Evidence for Site Coefficients in US Building Codes - Does the evidence imply a need for code provision update proposals in 2002?

  • Thursday December 06, 2001
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Roger Borcherdt
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

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