Earthquake Science Center Seminars

January 2006

Mechanical Modeling of Volcanic Deformation

  • Wednesday January 04, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sang-Ho Yun, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Repeating Earthquakes in the NE Japan Subduction System

  • Thursday January 12, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Naoki Uchida, Tohoku University, Japan
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Steve Kirby

Gas hydrates: An overview of our 10+ years of laboratory studies on these unusual icy compounds

  • Wednesday January 25, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Laura Stern, EHZ, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

February 2006

TBA-- Global Deformation from the Sumatra Earthquake

  • Wednesday February 01, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Fred Pollitz, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Modeling Earthquakes Mw>2; with Site and Path Corrections

  • Wednesday February 08, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Donald V. Helmberger, Seismo Lab, Cal Tech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Paul Spudich

Is there any use freezing to death to study surface faulting? What did we learn from the 2001 Mw7.8 Kokoxili (Tibet) earthquake

  • Tuesday February 14, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
  • Note location
Speaker:Yann Klinger, IPGP
Location:Building 15, Room 3245 (NOTE ROOM!!!)
Host:David Schwartz

TBA -- Hazards vulnerabilities of the California Delta Levee System

  • Wednesday February 15, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Les Harder, California Department of Water Resources
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Holzer

March 2006

The seismology of liquefaction and its potential application to crustal earthquake remote triggering

  • Wednesday March 01, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Thomas L Holzer, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

A new way to forecast seismic shaking, and how it stacks up in Tokyo

  • Wednesday March 08, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Serkan Bozkurt, EHZ -- USGS; Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

Mapping the Crustal Stress Field Near the San Andreas Fault Using Shear Velocity Anisotropy

  • Wednesday March 15, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Naomi Boness, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:John solum

Lessons from faults in dirt and other poorly lithified materials

  • Monday March 20, 2006
  • 2:00 PM
  • Note location
Speaker:Laurel B. Goodwin, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Location:Building 15, Room 3245
Host:John Solum

A Synoptic Model for Slip on Ridge Transform Faults-Insights from Earthquakes and Laboratory Experiments

  • Wednesday March 29, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Margaret Boettcher, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Malcolm Johnston

April 2006

Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the Basin and Range Province in northwestern Nevada

  • Wednesday April 05, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Joe Colgan, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David John

Reconstructing the worldís largest collapsed turbidite basin:Tectonic & climatic significance of the Triassic Songpan-Ganzi complex, central China

  • Wednesday April 12, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Amy Weislogel, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Nick Davatzes

Patterns and timing of Late Cenozoic deformation in the evolving Southwest Tian Shan Foreland, W. China

  • Wednesday April 26, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Richard Heermance, UC Santa Barbara
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:John Solum

May 2006

Ground Motion Modeling of the 1906 Earthquake

  • Wednesday May 03, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Brad Aagaard, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Brocher

Subduction Thrusts: Frictional Melting and Selective Overpressuring: Mechanical Consequences

  • Wednesday May 10, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Casey Moore, UCSC
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:John Solum

From Raindrops to Ranges: Quantifying Himalayan Orogenesis

  • Friday May 19, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Doug Burbank, UCSB
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

When the Big One Strikes Again ñ Estimated Losses due to a Repeat of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

  • Wednesday May 24, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Charlie Kircher and Greg Beroza, Kircher and Associates/Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Brad Aagaard

New subducting slab geometry in central Chile and Argentina: Implications for the buoyancy of flat slabs

  • Wednesday May 31, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Megan Anderson, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

June 2006

Getting Ready for an Earthquake:?Accelerating Seismicity and Earthquake Rupture Forecasts

  • Wednesday June 14, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:David Bowman, Cal State Fullerton
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Lockner

Why Private Insurance Markets for Catastrophes Often Fail, and What to do About it

  • Wednesday June 28, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Dwight Jaffe, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

July 2006

Large Continental Faults and Earthquake Sequences in the Eastern Mediterranean: Their scars and aftermath throughout civilization

  • Wednesday July 12, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Mustapha Meghraoui, Institut de Physique du Globe, Strasbourg
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

Earthquake Exploration in the Other Half of California: A Historical Retrospective

  • Wednesday July 19, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Susan Hough, USGS Pasadena
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

August 2006

Linking properties of clustered seismicity to earthquake physics

  • Wednesday August 09, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jochen Woessner, Cal Tech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

Full 3D waveform tomography -- a pathway to accurate strong-motion prediction

  • Wednesday August 23, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Po Chen, Lamont
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Margaret Boettcher

September 2006

Uncovering Silicon Valley: A Tale of Three Sedimentary Basins

  • Wednesday September 06, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Vicky Langenheim, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Holzer

Effects of 3D rigidity structure on fault parameter inversions

  • Wednesday September 20, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Rowena Lohman, JPL
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jessica Murray

In Situ Study of Hydraulic Properties of Fault Zones

  • Wednesday September 27, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Mai Linh Doan, UC Santa Cruz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Nick Davatzes

October 2006

Low-frequency Earthquake Swarms and Non-Volcanic Tremor Under Shikoku, Japan

  • Wednesday October 11, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:David Shelly, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Gary Fuis

Repeating Earthquakes on a Rapidly Creeping Thrust Fault: The Chihshang Fault in Eastern Taiwan

  • Wednesday October 18, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kate Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

Triggering Earthquakes with Seismic Waves

  • Wednesday October 25, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Emily Brodsky, UC Santa Cruz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

November 2006

3D measurements of fault topography and fault zone structure

  • Wednesday November 01, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Amir Sagy, UC Santa Cruz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Margaret Boettcher

NELSAM Project Fault Reactivation and In-situ stress at the proximity of the M2.2 of Dec 12, 2004, Tautona mine, South Africa

  • Wednesday November 08, 2006
  • 11:15 AM
Speaker:Vincent Heesakkers, University of Oklahoma
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Malcolm Johnston

Physical Limits on Ground Motion at Yucca Mountain

  • Friday November 17, 2006
  • 2:00 PM
Speaker:Joe Andrews, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

From displacements and dates to rates: Impact of riser reconstructions on estimation of secular variation in rates of strikeñslip faulting

  • Wednesday November 29, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Eric Cowgill, UC Davis
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher and Tom Hanks

December 2006

Hidden Topography - Pushing the Limits of Kinematic GPS to Investigate the Flattest Places on Earth

  • Wednesday December 06, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Adrian Borsa, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jessica Murray

The plate boundary in southern California--new observations and implications for plate tectonics

  • Wednesday December 20, 2006
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Gary Fuis, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

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