Earthquake Science Center Seminars

January 2002

A New Mechanism for Seismically-Induced Distant Pore Pressure Changes

  • Thursday January 03, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Emily Brodsky, Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

A solution to the slip rate debate: Temporal and spatial variability of crustal deformation

  • Thursday January 10, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Ank Friedrich, Caltech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Earthquake Hazard in Australia

  • Thursday January 17, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
  • Note location
Speaker:Trevor Dhu, Geoscience Australia
Location:Building 3, Room 3237 (SMALL USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Holzer

Can Elephants Close Their Ears and Hear Through Their Feet?

  • Thursday January 24, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Fault Interaction in the San Francisco Bay Area Since 1838

  • Thursday January 31, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Fred Pollitz, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

February 2002

Earthquake Rupture at the Focal Depth of M=5.1 and M=3.7 Earthquakes in Gold Mines, South Africa

  • Thursday February 07, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Ze'ev Reches, Institute of Earth Sciences, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Update on use of precarious rocks to estimate sesimic hazard, including response to critics

  • Tuesday February 12, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:James N. Brune, University of Nevada, Reno
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Boore

World Trade Center Investigations - A Summary

  • Wednesday February 13, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Ron O. Hamburger, Earthquake Engineering International
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mehmet Celebi

Improving Public Warning Systems in the US

  • Thursday February 14, 2002
  • 10:00 AM
Speaker:Peter Ward, Art Botterell, and Darrell Ernst, Partnership for Public Warning
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

A Fault Friction Driven Model of Crustal Stress in the Los Angeles Region

  • Thursday February 21, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Brad Aagaard, USGS, Pasadena
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Paul Spudich

March 2002

A Leaky Microplate Zigsaw, Not a Plume, Forms the Iceland Volcanic Plateau

  • Thursday March 07, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Gillian Foulger, Univ. of Durham (U.K.)
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bruce Julian

Computational Global Seismology

  • Thursday March 14, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Jeroen Tromp, Caltech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bruce Julian

Amplification Factors for Spectral Acceleration in Active Regions

  • Monday March 25, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Jonathan P. Stewart, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, UCLA
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Woody Savage

April 2002

The North Anatolian Fault in the Sea of Marmara and the Expected Istanbul Earthquake

  • Tuesday April 09, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Xavier Le Pichon, Rice University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

The Subduction Zone Transport of Continental Crustal Material to the Mantle, Evidence, Quantities, and Linked Geologic and Seismologic Wonderments

  • Thursday April 11, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:David W. Scholl, U.S. Geological Survey
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Roy Weld

The Role of Science Societies in Science Policy both Inside and Outside Washington, DC

  • Wednesday April 17, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
  • Note location
Speaker:Sue Ginsberg, American Physical Society
Location:Building15, Room 3245 (small conference room in Bldg. ->15<
Host:Mike Blanpied

Which Forces Drive North America?

  • Thursday April 25, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Goetz Bokelmann, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:John Evans

May 2002

Global Anisotropy Tomography

  • Thursday May 02, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Jean-Paul Montagner, Seismologic Laboratory, IPG Paris
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bruce Julian

Two Introductory Lectures on Earthquake Probability Forecasting: Modelling and Simulation Issues

  • Friday May 03, 2002
  • 10:00 AM
Speaker:David Vere-Jones, Victoria University - Wellington, New Zealand
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Andy Michael

Two Introductory Lectures on Earthquake Probability Forecasting: Assessment and Use of Probability Forecasts

  • Friday May 03, 2002
  • 2:00 PM
Speaker:David Vere-Jones, Victoria University - Wellington, New Zealand
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Andy Michael

Evidence for Multiple Earthquake-generating Processes in Katmai National Park, Alaska, from Analysis of Fault-plane Solutions

  • Thursday May 09, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Seth Moran, USGS, Alaska Volcano Observatory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Phil Dawson

Evidence for the Movement of Fluids During the 1997-98 Long Valley Caldera Crisis

  • Tuesday May 14, 2002
  • 12:15 PM
Speaker:Dr. Stephanie Prejean, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

Continental Accretion of the Southwest U.S.

  • Thursday May 30, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Alan Levander, Rice University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

June 2002

Extrasolar Planets

  • Thursday June 06, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Jack Lissauer, NASA Ames Research Laboratory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bruce Julian

Implications of Volcanism in Coastal California for the Deformation History of North America

  • Thursday June 13, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Doug Wilson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Pat McCrory

Crustal Seismicity and Seismic Deformation Rates in the Anchorage Region (1930-2002)

  • Tuesday June 18, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
  • Note location
Speaker:Diane Doser, Univ. of Texas, El Paso
Location:Building 15, Room 3245
Host:Bob Page

30 Years of Salton Trough Crustal Deformation

  • Thursday June 27, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Greg Anderson, USGS, Pasadena
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Will Prescott

July 2002

Ski field warning of lahars: The Mt. Ruapehu Eruption Detection System

  • Thursday July 11, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Carol J Bryan, USGS, CVO
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mike Blanpied

Frictional heating of pore fluid produces complete stress drop in large earthquakes

  • Thursday July 25, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Joe Andrews, USGS, WEHZ, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

August 2002

Intensities, Stable Continental Regions, and Revised Magnitudes for the 1811-1812 New Madrid (and other) EUS Earthquakes

  • Thursday August 01, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Bill Bakun, USGS, WEHZ, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Putting the hazard into liquefaction hazard mapping

  • Thursday August 08, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Tom Holzer, USGS, WEHZ, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Stress and strain of subduction zone forearcs

  • Thursday August 15, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Kelin Wang, Geol. Survey of Canada, Sidney, BC
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Statistical constraints on physical aftershock models

  • Tuesday August 20, 2002
  • 11:00 AM
Speaker:Karen Felzer, Harvard University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Hanks x5634

Evidence from the world's most energetic swarm that stressing rate governs seismicity

  • Thursday August 22, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Shinji Toda, Geological Survey of Japan
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

In pursuit of tall volcanoes and large animals -- Kilimanjaro and beyond

  • Wednesday August 28, 2002
  • 12:00 PM
Speaker:Mary Lou Zoback, USGS EHZ Team, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

September 2002

A possible deep source for water in the San Andreas Fault system: A ghost of subduction past?

  • Thursday September 05, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Steve Kirby, USGS, WEHZ, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Scaling and spatial variation of earthquake's energies

  • Thursday September 19, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Satoshi Ide, University of Tokyo
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Paul Spudich

Study of Induced Microearthquakes with Similar Waveforms in Soultz HDR field, France

  • Monday September 30, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Hirokazu Moriya, Tohoku University, Japan
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth x4784

October 2002

A sensitivity analysis for ground motion in Oakland from a Hayward fault earthquake

  • Thursday October 03, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Eric Hand, Stanford Univ. & The Oregonian
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jack Boatwright x5609

Remote monitoring of the earthquake cycle using radar interferometry: the North Anatolian Fault

  • Tuesday October 08, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Tim Wright, Oxford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher, ext. 4810

Great Earthquakes on the Southern San Andreas Fault: a Paleoseismic View

  • Thursday October 10, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Tom Fumal, USGS - WEHZ, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Heat Flow and Frictional Strength of the San Andreas Fault

  • Thursday October 17, 2002
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Colin Williams, USGS, WEHZ, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Wildlife Conservation in Kenya

  • Monday October 21, 2002
  • 12:00 PM
Speaker:James Makau, Tropical Ice, Kenya
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mary Lou Zoback

Recent studies on fault-zone trapped waves in Japan: borehole observations and event-array analyses

  • Thursday October 24, 2002
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kin'ya Nishigami, Disaster Prevention Research Inst., Kyoto
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Andy Michael x4777

Plumbing the Mysteries of the San Andreas Fault

  • Thursday October 24, 2002
  • 12:00 PM
Speaker:Steve Hickman, USGS, WEHZ, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

New Developments in Structural Monitoring and the Federal Building Program

  • Thursday October 31, 2002
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Mehmet Celebi, USGS, WEHZ, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

November 2002

Extreme earth - History, chronology, and energetics

  • Thursday November 07, 2002
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Prof. Ari Ben-Menahem, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Willie Lee

What Is an Average Shear-Wave Velocity? Creating Shaking Amplification Maps

  • Thursday November 14, 2002
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Tom Holzer, USGS, WEHZ, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

GIS at the USGS and beyond...

  • Monday November 18, 2002
  • 2:30 PM
Speaker:Timothy Rood, David Howell, Daniel Bosch, Skip Pack &Dave Ramsey, Calthorpe Assoc, USGS, Robert Mondavi, Dynamic Graphics
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Howell

Where Were the 1811-1812 New Madrid Mainshocks? (And Who is Buried in Grant's Tomb?)

  • Tuesday November 19, 2002
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Susan Hough, EHZ Team, USGS, Pasadena
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

The great M7.9 Denali Fault, Alaska earthquake of Nov 3, 2002: a report from the front lines

  • Wednesday November 20, 2002
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Tim Dawson, David Keefer, Rob Kayen & Greg Anderson, USGS, EHZ Team
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Schwartz

Volcanic, earthquake, and post-seismic deformation in west-central South America

  • Thursday November 21, 2002
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Matt Pritchard, Cal Tech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

December 2002

Hawai'i's volcanoes -Never a dull moment!

  • Thursday December 12, 2002
  • 12:00 PM
Speaker:Don Swanson, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:monthly public lecture

Demonstration of a New Computational and Analysis Tool for Modeling the Mechanical Behavior of Geometrically Complex Fault Systems

  • Wednesday December 18, 2002
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:David Pollard, Frantz Maerten, and Phil Resor, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bob Simpson

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