Earthquake Science Center Seminars

January 2004

Flexure of India: Great Himalayan earthquakes and mid-plate seismicity

  • Thursday January 01, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Roger Bilham, University of Colorado
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Stress Evolution in the San Francisco Bay Region since 1838: A Physical Model

  • Wednesday January 07, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Fred Pollitz, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Bakun

Basin-centered Asperities in Great Circum-Pacific Subduction Zone Earthquakes - Constraints on Landward Limit of Large Coseismic Slip, and Their Possible Link to Subduction Erosion

  • Wednesday January 21, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ray Wells, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Michael Rymer

Japanese Records of the 1700 Cascadia Tsunami

  • Friday January 23, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Brian Atwater, U.S. Geological Survey, Seattle
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Modeling the Uplift and Earthquake Belt of Britain as Response to Underlying Hot Low-density Upper Mantle

  • Wednesday January 28, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Martin H.P. Bott, University of Durham
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Gillian Foulger

February 2004

Kinematic Rupture Models of the November 3, 2002 Mw 7.9 Denali, Alaska, Earthquake

  • Wednesday February 04, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Doug Dreger, U.C. Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Probabilistic Formulation of Inverse Problems

  • Friday February 06, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Albert Tarantola, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

Overview of the Dec. 22, 2003 M6.5 San Simeon Eartquake. This talk will be preceded by a special EHZ poster session from 9-11 am

  • Tuesday February 10, 2004
  • 11:00 AM
Speaker:Jeanne Hardebeck, John Tinsley, Marcia McLaren, Vladimir Grazier, USGS, Menlo Park; PG&E; California Geological Survey
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Springs, dashpots, and sponges in the Mojave crust: Insights from space geodetic observations in the Eastern California Shear Zone

  • Wednesday February 11, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Yuri Fialko, IGPP, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

The 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake Revisited

  • Wednesday February 18, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Marleen Nyst and Fred Pollitz, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

Geodetic Detection of Eruption Precursors at Pu`u `O`o Cone, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

  • Monday February 23, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Peter Cervelli, U.S. Geological Survey, HVO
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Catastrophe Risk Management in the Insurance/Reinsurance Industry

  • Wednesday February 25, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Craig Tillman, Senior Vice President, Wyndham Partners Consulting, Ltd.
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

Earthquakes and Animals - From Folk Legends to Electromagnetic Seismology

  • Friday February 27, 2004
  • 10:00 AM
  • Note location
Speaker:Motoji Ikeya, Osaka University
Location:Building 3, Room 3237C (across from main USGS conference room)

March 2004

The Plume's Progress: Current Status of the Plume Controversy

  • Tuesday March 02, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Gillian Foulger, University of Durham, U.K.
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Rock and Roll on the Tundra, Part II: Slip Distribution and Paleoearthquakes along the M7.9 Denali Fault Surface Rupture

  • Wednesday March 10, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Peter Haeussler and David Schwartz, USGS - Alaska and Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

High Precision GPS Geodesy from BARGEN and Prospects for PBO

  • Monday March 15, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Rick Bennett, Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

All Hands With David Applegate, Earthquake Hazards Program Coordinator

  • Wednesday March 17, 2004
  • 11:00 AM
Speaker:David Applegate, USGS, Reston, VA
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

Science, Hazard, and Policy Questions for Continental Intraplate Earthquakes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone

  • Wednesday March 24, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Seth Stein, Northwestern University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

Basin and Range Lithospheric Dynamics Measured with the Global Positioning System

  • Friday March 26, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Bill Hammond, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Fault Systems of the 1971 San Fernando and 1994 Northridge Earthquakes: Possible Implications for Precursory Slow Earthquakes

  • Wednesday March 31, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Gary Fuis, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

April 2004

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Earthquake Studies in China

  • Wednesday April 07, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Walter Mooney, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Seismological Constraints on the Evolution of the Continental Lithosphere

  • Wednesday April 14, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Karen Fischer, Brown University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

THEN AND NOW: Bridging the Gap between Earthquake Science and Engineering - The Trans-Alaska Pipeline Story

  • Wednesday April 28, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Lloyd Cluff, Pacific Gas and Electric
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

May 2004

Continental Deformation in Asia: New Insights from GPS Measurements and Deformation Models

  • Wednesday May 12, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Eric Calais, Purdue University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

2000 years of earthquakes along the Dead Sea Transform: Integrating geology and historical seismicity to assess the potential for future large earthquakes in the Middle East

  • Wednesday May 19, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Thomas Rockwell, San Diego State University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Gary Fuis

Repeating History

  • Friday May 21, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Mark Klett, Arizona State University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mary Lou Zoback

Remotely Triggered Earthquakes in all the Wrong Places: Evidence that Faults are Brittle?

  • Wednesday May 26, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Susan Hough, USGS - Pasadena
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

June 2004

Structure of the SAFOD Drill Site from Geologic Mapping and Seismic Profiling

  • Wednesday June 02, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Michael Rymer, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Laboratory and Numerical Experiments on Coseismic Friction and Earthquakes

  • Wednesday June 09, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Terry Tullis, Brown University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

A new look at the Hayward Fault: Overview of New and Recent Developments in our Understanding of the Character of the Ancient and Active Hayward Fault

  • Wednesday June 30, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Russ Graymer, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

July 2004

Seismic Structure of the Yellowstone Hotspot Upper Mantle

  • Wednesday July 07, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Greg Waite, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Hill

Viscoelastic earthquake cycle models of contemporary deformation in Taiwan

  • Wednesday July 21, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kaj Johnson, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jessica R. Murray

August 2004

A model of strain accumulation and release at the triple junction lurking beneath Tokyo

  • Wednesday August 04, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Takuya Nishimura, Geographical Survey Inst of Japan
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

Persistence of directivity in small earthquakes

  • Wednesday August 11, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jack Boatwright, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Dome growth behavior at Soufriere Hills volcano, Montserrat, revealed by precise relocation of volcanic event swarms, 1995-1996

  • Thursday August 26, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Charlotte Rowe, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Robert Page

September 2004

Reconstruction of the San Gabriel Mountains block, with implications for mid-Miocene to Recent faulting in the northeastern Los Angeles basin

  • Wednesday September 01, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jon Nourse, Cal Poly Pomona
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mike Rymer

Impact of deformation mechanisms on fault zone architecture and hydrology in sedimentary rocks: an example from the Moab fault, Utah

  • Wednesday September 15, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Nick Davatzes, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Steve Hickman

Earthquake Prediction Months in Advance

  • Wednesday September 29, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Vladimir Keilis-Borok, UCLA
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Willie Lee

October 2004

Aftershock scaling and continuum damage mechanics

  • Wednesday October 06, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Robert Shcherbakov, UC Davis
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Nick Beeler

Hydrologic change in wetlands reveals earthquake history of a Price Lake fault, southeastern Olympic Peninsula, Washington

  • Wednesday October 20, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jonathan Hughes, USGS Seattle, WA
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Dave Schwartz

Are Aftershocks Triggered by Static or Dynamic Stresses? Clues from Stress Shadows and Aftershock Decay Patterns

  • Wednesday October 27, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Karen Felzer, UCLA
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

The Geology of Subduction Thrust Faults

  • Friday October 29, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Christie Rowe, UC Santa Cruz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Brad Aagaard

November 2004

The Plate Boundary Observatory: Purpose, Progress, and Plans

  • Wednesday November 03, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Greg Anderson, UNAVCO
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Brad Aagaard

Investigating the mechanics of the seismic cycle on megathrust (Himalaya, Taiwan, Peru)

  • Wednesday November 10, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jean-Philippe Avouac, California Institute of Technology
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Poro-elastic triggering in the 1992 Landers aftershock Sequence

  • Wednesday November 17, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Greg Beroza, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Brad Aagaard

December 2004

Synthesis of Seismicity, 3D velocity and Q models for southern California

  • Wednesday December 01, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Egill Hauksson, Caltech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

Slip behaviour of phyllosilicate-bearing faults under hydrothermal conditions: Insights from rock-analogue experiments

  • Wednesday December 08, 2004
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Andre Niemeijer, Universiteit Utrecht
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

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