Earthquake Science Center Seminars

January 2007

Developing the USGS PAGER System (Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response)

  • Tuesday January 09, 2007
  • 3:00 PM
Speaker:David Wald, U.S. Geological Survey
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Holzer

Chasing tsunamis: Progress and problems with U.S. tsunami hazard mitigation, April 1992 - November 2006

  • Wednesday January 10, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Lori Dengler, Humboldt State University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Using laboratory experiments to investigate the damaging effects of earthquakes

  • Wednesday January 17, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Art McGarr, U.S. Geological Survey
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Kite runners: Travels and training in Afghanistan, December 2006

  • Monday January 22, 2007
  • 12:00 PM
Speaker:Walter Mooney, Tom Holzer, and Art McGarr, U.S. Geological Survey
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Aseismic transients in subduction zones: What physical basis?

  • Wednesday January 24, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jim Rice, Harvard University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Paul Spudich

February 2007

Theoretical earthquake nucleation: Implications for slow slip events and possibly more

  • Wednesday February 07, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Allan Rubin, Princeton University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Nick Beeler

2007 Joyner Lecture: Predicting Earthquake Ground Motions: Myths and Mysteries

  • Wednesday February 14, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Gail Atkinson, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Hanks

Deflecting Disinformation about Climate Change

  • Tuesday February 20, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Naomi Oreskes, UC San Diego
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Pat McCrory

The Effect of reduced slab-mantle coupling on mantle wedge flow and the thermal reime and serpentization of forearc mantle wedge

  • Tuesday February 20, 2007
  • 2:00 PM
Speaker:Ikuko Wada, Pacific Geosciences Centre, BC
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Diane Moore

Dynamics of earthquake rupture through branched and offset fault systems

  • Wednesday February 21, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Renata Dmowska, Harvard University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Margaret Boettcher

National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (Japan)

  • Wednesday February 21, 2007
  • 1:00 PM
Speaker:Yoshimitsu Okada, NIED
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

New Paleosiesmological Constraints on the Behaviour of the San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain

  • Wednesday February 28, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sinan Akciz, UC Irvine
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Schwartz

March 2007

Laboratory Earthquakes: Modes, Directionality, and Super Shear

  • Wednesday March 14, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ares J. Rosakis, Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering, CalTech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ruth Harris

The Pacific Northwest - An Earth Scientist's Candy Shop (A Seminar of Samples)

  • Monday March 19, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Joan Gomberg, USGS-Seattle
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

3-D Distribution of Anisotropy and Attenuation in the Hikurangi Subduction Zone, New Zealand

  • Tuesday March 27, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Donna Eberhart-Phillips, UC Davis
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ruth Harris

April 2007

Structure and Properties of the San Andreas Fault at Seismogenic Depths: Recent Results from the SAFOD Experiment

  • Wednesday April 04, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Steve Hickman, U.S. Geological Survey
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Space geodesy in the Bay Area: surface deformation, fault kinematics and creep

  • Wednesday April 18, 2007
  • 2:30 PM
Speaker:Gareth Funning, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ingrid Johanson

What's new with the Plate Boundary Observatory?

  • Friday April 20, 2007
  • 1:00 PM
  • Note location
Speaker:Greg Anderson, UNAVCO
Location:Building 3, conference room B
Host:Jessica Murray

Intraslab structure and outer-rise earthquakes

  • Friday April 27, 2007
  • 3:00 PM
Speaker:Hiroo Kanamori, Caltech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Art McGarr

May 2007

Geo-information for Disaster Management

  • Tuesday May 01, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Orhan Altan, Istanbul Technical University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

CISN Display Tutorial Session-CA Integrated Seismic System Network

  • Tuesday May 08, 2007
  • 10:00 AM
  • Note location
Speaker:David Oppenheimer, US Geological Survey
Location:Building 3, Room 3-237

Examples of Fault Zone Geometry Between Paleoseisomological Trench Depths and Seismogenic Depths: Why Geometry is Important.

  • Wednesday May 09, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Rufus Catchings, U.S. Geological Survey
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Imaging Hazards with Ground-Based Tripod LiDAR - The Parkfield Earthquake to the Ka Loko Dam Failure

  • Wednesday May 16, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Gerald Bawden, USGS, Sacramento
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

Earthquake Simulations in the San Francisco Bay Area

  • Wednesday May 23, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Arthur Rodgers, Lawrence Livermore National laboratory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Brocher

Late Quaternary Tectonic Deformation in the LA Basin: New Insights from Sequence Stratigraphy

  • Wednesday May 30, 2007
  • 2:00 PM
Speaker:Dan Ponti, U.S. Geological Survey
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Holzer

June 2007

Mapping lava flow thickness and compaction, and volcanic deformation at Okmok volcano, Alaska from InSAR

  • Wednesday June 06, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
  • Note location
Speaker:Zhong Lu, Casadia Volcano Observatory, (Joint with VHZ seminar)
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Chuck Wicks

Investigation into the nature of large-magnitude mining-induced earthquakes in South Africa and their seismic hazard

  • Wednesday June 13, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Steve Spottiswoode, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Art McGarr

Precise determination of shear stress level at the subduction zone thrust from forearc stresses: Implications for interplate earthquakes and mountain building

  • Wednesday June 20, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Tetsuzo Seno, Earthquake Research Institute, Univ. of Tokyo
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Steve Kirby

Earthquakes and Eruptions at Sierra Negra volcano, Galapagos, constrained by GPS and InSAR data

  • Wednesday June 27, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sang-Ho Yun, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ingrid Johanson

July 2007

Models and observations of non-steady interseismic deformation

  • Wednesday July 11, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Eric Hetland, Caltech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Margaret Boettcher

New Achievments

  • Tuesday July 17, 2007
  • 9:30 AM
Speaker:The Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:note: video of this meeting will not be available

Imaging and Monitoring with Coda Waves and Microseisms

  • Wednesday July 18, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Michel Campillo, LGIT, France
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Paul Spudich - Last minute update: seminar will not be webcast

Interpretation of interseismic deformation in the Western United States

  • Wednesday July 25, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Fred Pollitz, US Geological Survey
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

August 2007

Dynamic Modeling of the 2004 Mw 6.0 Parkfield Earthquake

  • Wednesday August 15, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Shuo Ma, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Brad Aagaard

Shells on a Sphere: Insights from Indian Plate motion

  • Wednesday August 22, 2007
  • 2:00 PM
Speaker:Edwin , UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ingrid Johanson

Fault interaction and stress changes in the Aegean

  • Wednesday August 29, 2007
  • 2:00 PM
Speaker:Thanassis Ganas , Fulbright Scholar, National Observatory of Athens
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Parsons

September 2007

Western U.S. Tectonics and North American Dynamics

  • Wednesday September 05, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Gene Humphreys, University of Oregon
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Welcoming Message to 1st International Workshop on Rotational Seismology

  • Tuesday September 18, 2007
  • 9:00 AM
Speaker:R. D. Catchings, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

An Introduction to the Workshop on Rotational Seismology and Engineering Applications

  • Tuesday September 18, 2007
  • 9:10 AM
Speaker:W. H. K. Lee, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Observations of Rotational Ground Motions from Local Earthquakes in Taiwan

  • Tuesday September 18, 2007
  • 9:35 AM
Speaker:W. H. K. Lee, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Rotations in Structural Response

  • Tuesday September 18, 2007
  • 10:20 AM
Speaker:M. D. Trifunac, USC
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Observations of Rotational Ground Motions using Ring Laser Gyros

  • Tuesday September 18, 2007
  • 11:10 AM
Speaker:H. Igel, University of Munich
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

PyLith and other CIG software for modeling crustal deformation

  • Wednesday September 26, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Brad Aagaard, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

October 2007

The Earth's hum: bridging the gap between seismology and oceanography

  • Wednesday October 03, 2007
  • 11:30 AM
Speaker:Barbara Romanowicz, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Walter Mooney

PBO Borehole Observatory: New tools for studying aseismic transients, subduction tremor and volcanic systems in the Pacific Northwest

  • Wednesday October 10, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
  • Note location
Speaker:Wendy McCausland, Cascades Volcano Observatory
Location:Building 3, Room 3-237 (in front of the main conference room)
Host:John Langbein

The Kern Canyon fault system in the Sierra Nevada batholith: Middle Cretaceous until today

  • Wednesday October 17, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Elisabeth Nadin, Caltech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Margaret Boettcher

Interseismic and Geologic Deformation along Interacting Non-Planar Faults in the Greater Los Angeles Region, CA

  • Wednesday October 24, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Scott Marshall, University of Massachusetts
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Rufus Catchings

Extending Seismology Into Buildings: Prototype Studies of the UCLA Factor Building

  • Wednesday October 31, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Monica Kohler, UCLA
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Sang-Ho Yun

November 2007

Constraining Earthquake Source Inversions with GPS Data: Resolution Based Removal of Artifacts

  • Wednesday November 14, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Morgan Page, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jessica Murray-Moraleda

Seismological, Geodetic, and Geological Aspects of the M5.4 Alum Rock Earthquake

  • Tuesday November 20, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Scientists at USGS, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jack Boatwright, Tom Brocher, Ruth Harris

December 2007

[AGU preview] Compaction Can Limit Peak Vertical Velocity at Yucca Mountain

  • Wednesday December 05, 2007
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Joe Andrews, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

[AGU preview] Numerical Simulations of Multi-phase, Multi-component Hydrothermal Fluid Flow: Implications for Heat and Mass Transport and Deformation of the Yellowstone Caldera

  • Wednesday December 05, 2007
  • 10:45 AM
Speaker:Michael Hutnak, Shaul Hurwitz, Paul A. Hsieh, Steven E. Ingebrit, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

[AGU preview] Segregating Gas from Melt: an Experimental Look at Ostwald Ripening in Rhyolitic Magma

  • Wednesday December 05, 2007
  • 11:00 AM
Speaker:Nicole C. Lautze, Tom Sisson, Margaret Mangan, Ben Hankins, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

No seminar due to the AGU Fall Meeting

  • Wednesday December 12, 2007
  • 10:30 AM

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