Earthquake Science Center Seminars

January 2008

Determination, by 10Be Cosmogenic Dating, of Slip-Rates on the Karakorum Fault (Tibet) and Paleoclimatic Evolution since 200ka

  • Wednesday January 09, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Marie-Luce Chevalier, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Structural Models for Rational Design, Structural Health Monitoring and Seismic Risk and Loss Assessment

  • Thursday January 17, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Maria Todorovska, University of Southern California
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Roger Borcherdt

Northern California Earthquake Hazards Workshop

  • Wednesday January 23, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jim Lienkaemper, David Oppenheimer, Bill Bakun, Janet Watt, Jeff
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Brocher

Earthquake occurrence in geometrically complex fault systems

  • Wednesday January 30, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jim Dieterich, UC Riverside
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Sang-Ho Yun

Role of Structural Engineering in Probabilistic Loss Estimation for Natural Catastrophes

  • Thursday January 31, 2008
  • 10:00 AM
Speaker:Hesaam Aslani, Risk Management Solutions
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Roger Borcherdt

February 2008

Interseismic strain and slip transients on the Cascadia subduction zone

  • Wednesday February 06, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:David Schmidt, University of Oregon
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Sang-Ho Yun

Understanding slow spreading mid-ocean ridges: How do they work? (joint seminar with the volcano hazards team)

  • Wednesday February 13, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Barbara E. John & Michael J. Cheadle, University of Wyoming
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ruth A. Harris

Earthquake rupture velocity and shear stress drop on exhumed faults: insights from field mapping and lab experiments (joint seminar with the volcano hazards team)

  • Wednesday February 20, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:W. Ashley Griffith and David D. Pollard, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Nicole C. Lautze

Adaptive Nonlinear Analysis as Applied to Performance Based Earthquake Engineering

  • Thursday February 21, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Erol Kalkan, California Geological Survey
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Roger Borcherdt

Sierra Nevada EarthScope Project [SNEP]: Lithospheric foundering

  • Wednesday February 27, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:George Zandt, University of Arizona
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

March 2008

The Quake-Catcher Network: Rapid Earthquake Detection with Laptop Seismometers

  • Wednesday March 05, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jesse Lawrence, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:William Ellsworth

The Trans-Alaska Crustal Transect and Continental Evolution Involving Subduction Underplating and Synchronous Foreland Thrusting

  • Tuesday March 11, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Gary Fuis, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Seismic tomography of southern California using adjoint methods

  • Wednesday March 19, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Carl Tape, Caltech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Brad Aagaard

Rigorous Observational Tests Contradict the Accelerating Moment Release Hypothesis

  • Wednesday March 26, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jeanne Hardebeck, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Gary Fuis

April 2008

Natural Disasters and Risk Assessment in Australia

  • Wednesday April 02, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Matthew C. Hayne, Geoscience Australia
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Brian Cole

Rupturing in Fluid-Overpressured Crust - Compressional Inversion Earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand

  • Wednesday April 09, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Richard H. Sibson, University of Otago
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:William H. K. Lee

No seminar due to SSA Meeting, 16-18 April, 2008

  • Wednesday April 16, 2008
  • 10:30 AM

Slow Slip Events and Triggered Earthquakes: Some Observations from Hawaii and Speculation on Mechanisms

  • Wednesday April 23, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Paul Segall, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:William H. K. Lee

Hayward Fault Earthquakes: Past, Present, and Future?

  • Wednesday April 30, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jim Lienkaemper, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

May 2008

Into the Future: Continuing Evolution of the Pacific-Juan de Fuca-North America Plate System

  • Wednesday May 07, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Pat McCrory, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Very near source observations of very small earthquakes: Insights from the Natural Earthquake Laboratory in South African Mines

  • Wednesday May 14, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Margaret Boettcher, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Art McGarr

Subduction, upwelling, earthquakes and tremor, all in the Pacific Northwest (joint seminar with the volcano hazards team)

  • Wednesday May 21, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Richard Allen, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Nicole Lautze

No EHZ seminar this week because of the Workshop on the Rodgers Creek and Maacama Faults

  • Wednesday May 28, 2008
  • 10:30 AM

June 2008

Observations on the East Bay Fault System

  • Wednesday June 04, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Russ Graymer, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Diane Moore

Mechanics of Deep Tremor and Slow Slip: Insights from Southwest Japan and Implications for the San Andreas

  • Wednesday June 11, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:David R. Shelly, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

Stress Triggering of Non-Volcanic Tremor

  • Wednesday June 18, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Justin Rubinstein, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Strain Release along the Northern Costa Rica Seismogenic Zone

  • Wednesday June 25, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Susan Schwartz, UC Santa Cruz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:William H. K. Lee

Report on the M=7.9 Sichuan, China, Earthquake

  • Friday June 27, 2008
  • 12:00 PM
Speaker:Walter Mooney, Yingying Huang, Sarah Bahan
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

July 2008

Geomechanical Modelling of Fracture Networks: Patterns and Flow (joint seminar with Water Resources Division)

  • Wednesday July 02, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Adriana Paluszny, Imperial College, London
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Steve Ingebritsen

Experimental and seismological evidence strongly constraining the mechanisms of earthquakes in subduction zones: A story nearing completion

  • Wednesday July 09, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Harry Green, UC Riverside
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Diane Moore

Earthquake Ground Motion Prediction using the Ambient Seismic Field

  • Wednesday July 16, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:German Prieto, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:William H. K. Lee

The Global Earthquake Model Initiative: A response to humanitarian and scientific imperatives

  • Wednesday July 23, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ross Stein, USGS Menlo Park, Kate Stillwell, AED Global Earthquake Model
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

A Physical Model for Widespread Near-Surface and Fault Zone Damage Induced by Earthquakes

  • Wednesday July 30, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Shuo Ma, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Joe Andrews

August 2008

Seismology in the Source: New Insights from SAFOD

  • Wednesday August 06, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Bill Ellsworth, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Recent and active tectonics in Tehran region and Central Alborz, Iran

  • Wednesday August 13, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jean-François Ritz, Geosciences Montpellier, France
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Carol Prentice

talk postponed by speaker

  • Wednesday August 20, 2008
  • 10:30 AM

New developments in Aleutian subduction science: Earthquake rupture geometry and sources of ocean-crossing tsunamis

  • Wednesday August 27, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:David Scholl (with introduction by Steve Kirby), USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

September 2008

How variations in subduction zone fluid sources affect decollement pore pressure estimates for Barbados, Nankai, Costa Rica, and Cascadia (joint seminar with Water Resources Division)

  • Wednesday September 03, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Barbara Bekins, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:William H. K. Lee

No EHZ seminar this week because of the SCEC annual meeting

  • Wednesday September 10, 2008
  • 10:30 AM

Liquefaction scenarios for a repeat of the 1868 Hayward earthquake

  • Wednesday September 17, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Tom Holzer, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

The NetQuakes Project - Expanding Earthquake Monitoring in Urban Areas

  • Wednesday September 24, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:David Oppenheimer, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

October 2008

Probing the rheology of Tibet using postseismic motion from large earthquake

  • Wednesday October 01, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Isabelle Ryder, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Fractures and Faults at Coso: Using Seismology to Monitor Geothermal Energy Exploitation

  • Wednesday October 08, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Bruce Julian, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Constraints on earthquake recurrence, nucleation, energy and source parameters from large lab faulting experiments

  • Tuesday October 14, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Nick Beeler, USGS, CVO
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Fault system behavior of the Eastern California Shear Zone

  • Friday October 24, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Michael Oskin, UC Davis
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Deformation & Stress Changes on the Sunda Megathrust Preceeding the Mw 8.4 2007 Earthquake

  • Wednesday October 29, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kelly Grijalva, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Diane Moore

November 2008

Seismic Vulnerability of Critical Lifelines in the San Francisco Bay Area - An Engineers Perspective

  • Wednesday November 05, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
  • Note location
Speaker:Ahmed Nisar, MMI Engineering
Location:Building 15, Room 3245 (Water Resources Conference Room)
Host:Mehmet Celebi

Epistemic Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences

  • Wednesday November 12, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Tom Hanks, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

CREATIVE DESTRUCTION: Timber and Masonry Earthquake Resistant Construction before the Age of Steel and Reinforced Concrete

  • Wednesday November 19, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Randolph Langenbach, Conservationtech Consulting, Oakland
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

No Seminar due to Thanksgiving Holiday

  • Wednesday November 26, 2008
  • 10:30 AM

December 2008

Mitigating Climate Change: Will Direct Removal of CO2 be Necessary? (Joint with USGS WR Colloquium)

  • Tuesday December 02, 2008
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Margaret Leinen, Climos
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Steve Kirby

AGU Practice Talks

  • Wednesday December 10, 2008
  • 10:30 AM

Sulfur Dioxide from Volcanoes Initiates Global Climate Change in Four Ways

  • Friday December 12, 2008
  • 12:00 PM
  • Note location
Speaker:Peter Ward, Teton Tectonics
Location:Building 15, Room 3245 (WESP Conference Room)
Host:Robert Simpson

No Seminar due to AGU Fall Meeting (Dec 15-19)

  • Wednesday December 17, 2008
  • 10:30 AM

Forecast and Prediction of Extreme Events

  • Monday December 22, 2008
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Vladimir Kossobokov
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

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