Earthquake Science Center Seminars

January 2009

Sequestering Carbon Dioxide in the Built Environment

  • Wednesday January 07, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Brent Constantz, Calera Corporation
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Shaking up Faults: Insight from the lab on Earthquake Triggering

  • Wednesday January 14, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Heather Savage, UCSC
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

No Seminar -- NEHRP Workshop

  • Wednesday January 21, 2009
  • 10:30 AM

February 2009

Towards a Unified Theory for Pre-Earthquake Signals

  • Wednesday February 04, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Friedemann Freund, NASA Ames
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Submarine landslides and tsunamis at Seward and Valdez triggered by the 1964 Magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska earthquake

  • Tuesday February 10, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Peter Haeussler, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Applied GIS within the Earthquake Hazards Team

  • Wednesday February 11, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:J. Luke Blair, Jacob DeAngelo, Thomas Noce, Stephen Walter, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Spatial correlation of strong ground motion intensities: measurement and implications for engineering applications

  • Wednesday February 18, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jack Baker, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

3D Geometry of Fault Surfaces

  • Wednesday February 25, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ole Kaven, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

March 2009

Subduction forearc structure and its relation with episodic tremor and slip

  • Wednesday March 04, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Pascal Audet, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

The Night the Earth Shook! 1959 M 7.3 Hebgen Lake Earthquake and Madison Canyon Lanslide west of Yellowstone National Park

  • Wednesday March 11, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jack Epstein, USGS Reston, Emeritus
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Megathrust behavior from corals

  • Wednesday March 18, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Rich Briggs, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Regional moment tensor inversion for source-type identification

  • Wednesday March 25, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sean Ford , UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

April 2009

Lg Attenuation Modeling in the Middle East

  • Friday April 03, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Michael Pasyanos, LLNL
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

No Seminar Due to SSA Meeting

  • Wednesday April 08, 2009
  • 10:30 AM

Geologic applications of terrestrial and airborne LiDAR data: characterizing tectonic landscapes and quantifying fluvial-system change

  • Tuesday April 14, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Steve DeLong, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Slow slip, tremor and deep asperities: heterogeneous rate-and-state fault models

  • Wednesday April 22, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jean-Paul Ampuero, CalTech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Evaluation of Ground Motion of the 2007 Niigata Chuetsu-oki Earthquake at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant and Multi-Purpose Observation System for Deep Seismic Ground Motions

  • Monday April 27, 2009
  • 11:00 AM
Speaker:Kenta Okano, Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES)
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

Site response: beyond the first dimension

  • Tuesday April 28, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sue Hough, USGS Pasadena
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Seismic Evidence for Remote Triggering of Fault-Strength Changes on the San Andreas Fault at Parkfield

  • Wednesday April 29, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Taka'aki Taira, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

May 2009

Moment release rate of Cascadia tremor constrained by GPS

  • Wednesday May 06, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ana Aguiar, Stanford
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Shelly

A REVIEW OF OBSERVATIONS OF THE L'AQUILA (ABRUZZO, ITALY) EQ Of APRIL 6, 2009

  • Friday May 08, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Mehmet Celebi, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Reconstructing the late Quaternary slip history of the central Altyn Tagh Fault (NW Tibet) from faulted terrace risers

  • Wednesday May 13, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ryan Gold, UC Davis
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Rufus Catchings

Seismic Detection of CO2 Leakage Along Monitoring Wellbores

  • Wednesday May 20, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Marco Bohnhoff, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

Connecting near and farfield earthquake triggering to dynamic strain

  • Wednesday May 27, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Nicholas van der Elst, UC Santa Cruz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Shelly

June 2009

No Seminar

  • Wednesday June 03, 2009
  • 10:30 AM

Advances in Rotational Seismology and Monitoring Rotational Ground Motions in the San Francisco Bay Area

  • Wednesday June 10, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Willie Lee, USGS (retired)
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

The First 200 dB Broadband Seismometer and 10^-11 g Gravimeter - Doing Better Geophysics at One Microkelvin

  • Wednesday June 17, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Mark Kasevich, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:John R. Evans

Fault geometry and strength evolution in the Naukluft Nappe Complex, Namibia

  • Wednesday June 24, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Christie Rowe, University of Cape Town
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Shelly

July 2009

Development of an Operational Earthquake Forecast for California (from UCERF2 to UCERF3)

  • Wednesday July 01, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ned Field, USGS Pasadena
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Tectonics of the western United States illuminated by seismic surface-wave tomography

  • Wednesday July 08, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Fred Pollitz, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Geodetic evidence for en echelon dike emplacement and concurrent slow-slip on Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, June 17-19, 2007

  • Wednesday July 15, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Emily (Desmarais) Montgomery-Brown, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Shelly

Was that a foreshock? A tale of earthquake fundamentals and public warnings

  • Wednesday July 22, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Andy Michael, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Ground Motion from Earthquakes with Strong Dynamic Weakening on Nonplanar Faults

  • Wednesday July 29, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Eric Dunham, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Shelly

August 2009

Speaker cancellation - No seminar

  • Wednesday August 05, 2009
  • 10:30 AM

Topographic Response to Active Deformation in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California

  • Wednesday August 12, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:George Hilley, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Outer-rise/outer-trench-slope earthquakes in the instrumental era: distribution, subduction system settings, and flexure mechanics

  • Wednesday August 19, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Steve Kirby, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Physics-based earthquake source characterization and modeling for strong ground motion prediction with Geostatistics

  • Wednesday August 26, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Seok Goo Song, URS Corporation
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Shelly

September 2009

Dynamic weakening during earthquakes by solid lubrication

  • Wednesday September 02, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ze'ev Reches, University of Oklahoma
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Lockner

Aseismic slip events in the Cascadia subduction zone: New insights from PBO borehole strainmeters

  • Wednesday September 09, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Evelyn Roeloffs, USGS Vancouver
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

No Seminar - SCEC Annual Meeting

  • Wednesday September 16, 2009
  • 10:30 AM

Yet Another New Look at the 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes: Taking the

  • Wednesday September 23, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sue Hough, USGS Pasadena
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Near-source and remote earthquake triggering

  • Wednesday September 30, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Tom Parsons, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

October 2009

Slip rate behavior of the southern San Jacinto fault zone - implications from 10Be and U-series dating of late Quaternary landforms

  • Wednesday October 07, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kim Le, UC - Davis
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Lessons Learned from the 2008 eruption of Kasatochi Volcano, Alaska

  • Wednesday October 14, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Stephanie Prejean, USGS, Alaska Volcano Observatory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

Ongoing postseismic deformation from the 1999 Izmit, Turkey earthquake sequence: What our models can and cannot explain

  • Wednesday October 21, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Elizabeth Hearn, University of British Columbia
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ruth Harris

The Alpine Fault, New Zealand: Recent on-fault paleoseismic studies

  • Wednesday October 28, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Robert Langridge, GNS Science - New Zealand
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Carol Prentice

November 2009

Magnitude-frequency statistics on a single fault: Gutenberg-Richter or Characteristic?

  • Wednesday November 04, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Morgan Page, USGS, Pasadena
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Isla Guafo: Riding the Seismic Cycle Roller Coaster

  • Friday November 06, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Rob Wesson, USGS, Golden
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Field and Seismological Investigations of the Sept. 30, 2009, M7.6 Padang (West Sumatra), Indonesia Earthquake

  • Thursday November 12, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Walter D. Mooney and Art McGarr, USGS Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Normal-Faulting Displacement Maxima and Stress Drop Variability: a Geological Perspective

  • Wednesday November 18, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Suzanne Hecker, USGS - Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Schwartz

No Seminar - Thanksgiving

  • Wednesday November 25, 2009
  • 10:30 AM

December 2009

Geologic evidence for a Virgin Island tsunami from Lisbon or the Puerto Rico Trench.

  • Wednesday December 02, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Brian Atwater, USGS - Seattle
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

How fault geometric parameters effect seismic behavior and earthquake recurrence models

  • Wednesday December 09, 2009
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Olaf Zielke, Arizona State University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Steve DeLong

Supraslab earthquake clusters above the subduction plate boundary of offshore NE Japan: Seismogenesis in a graveyard of detached seamounts

  • Thursday December 10, 2009
  • 12:00 PM
  • Note location
Speaker:Naoki Uchida , Tohoku University
Location:Building 3, Room 3250 (NOTE SPECIAL ROOM)
Host:Steve Kirby (also co-presenting)

Behind the Scenes Tour of the EHP Web Site

  • Thursday December 10, 2009
  • 1:30 PM
Speaker:Lisa Wald, USGS, Golden
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Scott Haefner

No seminar - AGU annual meeting in San Francisco

  • Wednesday December 16, 2009
  • 10:30 AM

No seminar - Holiday season break

  • Wednesday December 23, 2009
  • 10:30 AM

No seminar - Holiday season break

  • Wednesday December 30, 2009
  • 10:30 AM

Please contact the seminar committee to suggest a future topic or speaker: