Earthquake Science Center Seminars

January 2005

Generating Laboratory Earthquakes

  • Wednesday January 12, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kaiwen Xia, Caltech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Dave Lockner

Next Generation Attenuation Project

  • Friday January 21, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Norm Abrahamson
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Dave Boore

The Fragility of Faults: Cracks Damage and Fault Interaction

  • Wednesday January 26, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Elizabeth Cochran, UCLA
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

February 2005

Continuum brittle deformation in the earthÝs crust: An application of damage mechanics

  • Tuesday February 01, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:David Manaker, UC Davis
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Frictional Heating of Faults (or lack thereof)

  • Wednesday February 02, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Matthew d'Alessio, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Anomalous Aftershock Decay Rates in the First Hundred Seconds

  • Wednesday February 09, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Zhigang Peng, UCLA
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

"Shocked Out:" Family Life After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

  • Wednesday February 16, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Andrea Davies-Henderson, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Carol Prentice

Deviations from self-similarity: the EGF approach

  • Wednesday February 23, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:GermĚn Prieto, Scripps, UC San Diego
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Andy Michael

What's moving in Luzon? GPS Measurement of tectonic and volcanic deformation in the northern Philippine Island arc (joint EHZ-VHZ seminar)

  • Thursday February 24, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
  • Note location
Speaker:Michael Hamburger, Indiana University
Location:Building 3, Conference Rm C (3237), across from main auditorium
Host:Dave Hill

March 2005

Earthquake early warning in California

  • Wednesday March 02, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Richard Allen, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

Linking paleoseismic sites into complete ruptures on the Southern San Andreas fault

  • Wednesday March 02, 2005
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Ray Weldon, U of Oregon
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Thomas Fumal

Fluid-influenced faulting in the Long Valley volcanic region

  • Wednesday March 09, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Dennise Templeton, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

The Great Sumatran Earthquake and Tsunami

  • Wednesday March 16, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Walter Mooney and Eric Geist, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Imaging slow moving landslides in the Bay Area using Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry Permanent Scatterer Analysis

  • Wednesday March 23, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:George Hilley, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mary Lou Zoback

Evidence for Nonlinear Strong Ground Motion in Three Moderate California Earthquakes

  • Wednesday March 30, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Justin Rubinstein, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

April 2005

Some ideas for advancing earthquake prediction research

  • Wednesday April 06, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Tom Jordan, University of Southern California (SCEC)
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Is hot fluid migration the source of deformation in Campi Flegrei?

  • Wednesday April 13, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Maurizio Battaglia, Georg-August-Universit?t G?ttingen (USGS visitor)
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Imaging Deformation in Non-Urban Settings Using InSAR Persistent Scatterers

  • Wednesday April 20, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Andy Hooper, Stanford
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

May 2005

AUTOMATED POST-EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF INSTRUMENTED BUILDINGS

  • Wednesday May 04, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Farzad Naeim, JOHN A. MARTIN & ASSOCIATES
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Roger Borcherdt

SESAC presentations by project chiefs

  • Monday May 09, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jack Boatwright, Ruth Harris, David Lockner, Wayne Thatcher, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

SAFOD and beyond: Using geochemistry and mineralogy to constrain fault behavior

  • Wednesday May 11, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:John Solum, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Earthquakes and Volcanic Unrest in South Iceland

  • Wednesday May 18, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Thora Arnadottir, Nordic Volcanological Center, University of Iceland
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Submarine wedges in subduction earthquake cycles: the concept of dynamic critical taper

  • Wednesday May 25, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
  • Note location
Speaker:Kelin Wang, Pacific Geoscience Center, Sidney, BC
Location:Building 15, Room 3245
Host:Tom Brocher

June 2005

The 2004 Niigata-Chuetsu earthquake: Four short talks

  • Wednesday June 01, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Yoshihisa Iio, T. Shibutani, S. Matsumoto, T. Okada, Kyoto, Kyushu, and Tokyo Universities
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

ANSS Instrumentation Needs and Specifications: Update and Example

  • Wednesday June 15, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:John R. Evans, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

An incomplete comparison of spectral estimates of radiated energy

  • Wednesday June 29, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jack Boatwright, US Geological Survey
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

July 2005

The agony and ecstasy of earthquake prediction: electromagnetic signals, disappointments, and surprises at Parkfield

  • Wednesday July 06, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Steve Park, UC Riverside
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:John Langbein

Coseismic slip estimated for the 2004 M9.0 Sumatra-Andaman Islands Earthquake

  • Wednesday July 13, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Chen Ji, UC Santa Barbara
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:John Langbein

Risk communication in a networked society

  • Wednesday July 27, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Louise Comfort, University of Pittsburgh
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Willie Lee

Observations, hazard implications and a likely mechanism for slow slip events in subduction zones

  • Friday July 29, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Tony Lowry, University of Colorado
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

August 2005

Interpreting Focal Mechanisms and Stress Rotations in the Context of a Heterogeneous Stress Field

  • Wednesday August 03, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Deborah Smith, Caltech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

Recent Plate Reconstruction and Subduction Zone Discoveries Compel Rethink of Much Loved Models--A Tour of The Observations and the Debates

  • Wednesday August 31, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Dave Scholl, US Geological Survey
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

September 2005

A data driven methodology for assessing the impact of earthquakes on the health of building structural systems

  • Wednesday September 14, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Dennis Bernal, Northeastern University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mehmet Celebi

Geostatistical inversion and its application to tomography and 3D basin modeling

  • Wednesday September 21, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Miguel Bosch, Caracas University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Brad Aagaard

How well do we know the kinematic parameters of faulting? An example: the 2004 Parkfield Earthquake

  • Wednesday September 28, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ralph Archuleta, UC Santa Barbara
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ruth Harris

October 2005

Briefing on the Bam, Iran earthquake of 12/26/2003

  • Wednesday October 05, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Farhang Ostadan, Bechtel Corporation, San Frnacisco
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mehmet Celebi

Creep and Quakes: Aseismic slip at San Juan Bautista from GPS and InSAR

  • Wednesday October 12, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ingrid Johanson, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Chuck Wicks

High-Rate GPS: What is to be done?

  • Wednesday October 19, 2005
  • 11:00 AM
Speaker:Kristine Larson, University of Colorado, Boulder
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:John Langbein

Benioff's hypothesis relating postearthquake relaxation and aftershock decay to laboratory-observed creep

  • Wednesday October 26, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jim Savage, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

November 2005

Liquefaction Hazard Mapping: Into the 21st Century

  • Wednesday November 02, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Tom Holzer, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Repeat Photography, Virtual Repeat Photography, and Ecologic and Geologic Change in the Photographic Era

  • Wednesday November 09, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Tom Hanks, EHZ, U.S. Geological Survey
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Continental micro-plate tectonics

  • Wednesday November 16, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Wayne Thatcher, US Geological Survey
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Statistical testing of a significant radon-earthquake connection in the Dead Sea rift

  • Wednesday November 30, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Gideon Steinitz, Geological Survey of Israel
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Dave Boore

December 2005

The northern Gulf of California: new, non-oceanic crust in a young rift system

  • Wednesday December 14, 2005
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Joann Stock, Caltech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:John Langbein

Quantitative Earthquake Prediction

  • Thursday December 15, 2005
  • 10:00 AM
Speaker:Volodoya Kossobokov, Russian Academy of Science
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

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