Earthquake Science Center Seminars

January 2010

Detecting transient fault slip using continuously recorded Global Positioning System data

  • Wednesday January 06, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jessica Murray-Moraleda, USGS - Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Seismicity and fault based forecasts: Simulations and statistics

  • Wednesday January 20, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Donald Turcotte, UC - Davis
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

No Seminar - NorCal meeting

  • Wednesday January 27, 2010
  • 10:30 AM

February 2010

Millennial scale volcano geodesy from geomorphology

  • Wednesday February 03, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Noah Finnegan, UC-Santa Cruz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

New views of an old fault: San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain

  • Wednesday February 10, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sinan Akciz, UC - Irvine
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Steve DeLong

Field observations from the January 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake

  • Thursday February 11, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Walter Mooney, USGS Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

No Seminar - room booked all day

  • Wednesday February 17, 2010
  • 10:30 AM

Stress-weakening effect on friction and a major revision of evolution law for contact state

  • Thursday February 18, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
  • Note location
Speaker:Kohei Nagata, Earthquake Research Institute
Location:Building 3, Room 3250 ("New Situation Room")
Host:Nick Beeler

Scaled Seismic Energy in Japan and the Western US: Empirical Green's Function Analysis using the Seismic Coda

  • Wednesday February 24, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Annemarie Baltay, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

March 2010

No seminar, room booked

  • Wednesday March 03, 2010
  • 10:30 AM

No Seminar, room booked

  • Wednesday March 10, 2010
  • 10:30 AM

3-D Imaging of Marlborough, New Zealand, Subducted Plate and Strike-Slip Fault Systems

  • Wednesday March 17, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Donna Eberhart-Phillips, University of California, Davis
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ruth Harris

On the influence of aseismic slip on Megathrust seismic ruptures

  • Wednesday March 24, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jean-Philippe Avouac, Caltech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Field Report from the M8.8 Earthquake in Chile

  • Monday March 29, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Walter Mooney, U.S.G.S., Earthquake Science Center
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

New tools for understanding and mitigating rock-fall hazards in Yosemite National Park

  • Wednesday March 31, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Greg Stock, NPS - Yosemite
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

April 2010

Tremor-tide correlations and near-lithostatic pore pressure on the deep San Andreas fault

  • Wednesday April 07, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Amanda Thomas, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

M8.8 Chile Earthquake, Engineering Observations supplementing Walter Mooney's Presentation

  • Thursday April 08, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Mehmet Çelebi, U.S.G.S., Earthquake Science Center
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

No Seminar - SSA annual meeting

  • Wednesday April 21, 2010
  • 10:30 AM

Background Hum of a Plate Boundary: Tremor Activity and Lower-Crustal Deformation Along the Central San Andreas Fault

  • Wednesday April 28, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:David Shelly, USGS - Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

The Puerto Rico Trench, the (no-longer) Forgotten Subduction Zone

  • Friday April 30, 2010
  • 10:00 AM
Speaker:Uri ten Brink, U.S.G.S., Woods Hole Field Center
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Stephanie Ross

May 2010

How Many Earthquakes Does It Take to Be Unusual?

  • Wednesday May 05, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Andy Michael, U.S.G.S., Earthquake Science Center
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

Farming Marine Algae for Oil

  • Wednesday May 12, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:C. Barry Raleigh, HR Biopetroleum
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

The role of serpentinite in generating a weak, creeping fault: Evidence from laboratory and SAFOD investigations

  • Wednesday May 19, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Diane Moore, U.S.G.S., Earthquake Science Center
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Towards a Consistent Model for Strain Accrual and Release for the New Madrid Seismic Zone

  • Thursday May 27, 2010
  • 10:00 AM
Speaker:Sue Hough, U.S.G.S., Pasadena
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

June 2010

The 3D Coseismic Deformation of the 1999 Mw 7.6 Chi-Chi Taiwan Earthquake, Obtained from Sub-Pixel Cross Correlation

  • Wednesday June 02, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Mong-Han Huang, U.C. Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Are there seismogenic faults in Spain?

  • Wednesday June 09, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Eulalia Masana Closa, University of Barcelona
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Carol Prentice

A Global 3D P-velocity Model of the Earth's Crust and Mantle for Improved Event Location

  • Wednesday June 16, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sanford Ballard, Sandia National Laboratories
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Fred Pollitz

Buildings, Communities, and the Ferndale Earthquake: A New Perspective on Risk Reduction

  • Wednesday June 30, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:David Bonowitz, Structural Engineer
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

July 2010

No ESC Seminar

  • Wednesday July 07, 2010
  • 10:30 AM

Recurrence of Large Earthquakes: Exploration of Wrightwood and Other Long Paleoseismic Records

  • Wednesday July 14, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kate Scharer, Appalachian State Univ.
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Revisiting the 1960 Chilean earthquake

  • Monday July 19, 2010
  • 3:30 PM
Speaker:Hiroo Kanamori, Caltech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Steve Kirby & Willie Lee

Tomography of the Mojavian Lithosphere Viscosity from Space Geodetic data of the Landers and Hector Mine Earthquakes

  • Wednesday July 21, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sylvain Barbot, Caltech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Understanding earthquake triggering by waveform detection of early aftershocks and low-frequency earthquakes

  • Wednesday July 28, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Zhigang Peng, Georgia Tech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

August 2010

The 2010 Haiti Earthquake: A Tale of Two Field Investigations

  • Wednesday August 04, 2010
  • 2:00 PM
Speaker:Carol Prentice and Sue Hough, USGS, Earthquake Science Center
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Update on recent seismic and paleoseismic activity along the Sumatran plate boundary: A plate boundary on drugs!

  • Friday August 06, 2010
  • 12:00 PM
Speaker:Kerry Sieh, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

Plate mechanisms for the formation of melting anomalies

  • Wednesday August 11, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Gillian Foulger, University of Durham
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Willie Lee

Unraveling the Structural Knot in the Southern San Andreas Fault

  • Wednesday August 18, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Vicki Langenheim, USGS, Geology and Geophysics Science Center
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

The physics of strain localization in dynamic earthquake rupture simulations

  • Wednesday August 25, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Eric Daub, Los Alamos National Lab
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

September 2010

High-resolution b-value analysis in space and time

  • Wednesday September 01, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Thessa Tormann, ETH Zuerich
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

No seminar - SCEC meeting

  • Wednesday September 15, 2010
  • 10:30 AM

Dynamic ruptures on rough faults: Incoherent high frequency ground motion, frequency-dependent far-field radiation patterns, and why mature and immature faults might operate at different stress levels

  • Wednesday September 22, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Eric Dunham, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ole Kaven

Inferring ground motion and magnitudes from paleoliquefaction: 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes

  • Wednesday September 29, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Tom Holzer, USGS, Earthquake Science Center
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

October 2010

Can MEMS Accelerometers and Community-Based Networks Enhance Seismic Observations?

  • Wednesday October 06, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Elizabeth Cochran, U.C. Riverside
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein & Bill Ellsworth

Vector-valued PSHA and Correlated Ground Motion Random Fields: Tools for Hazard and Risk Assessment Studies

  • Wednesday October 13, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Paolo Bazzurro, AIR Worldwide, Inc.
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mehmet Celebi

Except in highly idealized cases, repeating earthquakes and laboratory earthquakes are neither time nor slip-predictable

  • Wednesday October 27, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Justin Rubinstein, U.S.G.S., Earthquake Science Center
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ole Kaven

November 2010

Response of mud volcanoes to the El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake

  • Wednesday November 03, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Max Rudolph, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Shaul Hurwitz

Extreme Ground Motions

  • Wednesday November 10, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Tom Hanks, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jacob DeAngelo

High Vp/Vs zone accompanying slow events and low-velocity lower crust along active faults beneath the southwestern Japan

  • Wednesday November 17, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Makoto Matsubara, NIED, Tsukuba, Japan
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

No seminar - Thanksgiving holiday

  • Wednesday November 24, 2010
  • 10:30 AM

December 2010

Potential for Induced Seismicity due to CO2 Sequestration

  • Wednesday December 01, 2010
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Laura Chiaramonte, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ole Kaven

No seminar - AGU Fall meeting

  • Wednesday December 15, 2010
  • 10:30 AM

No seminar - holiday season break

  • Wednesday December 22, 2010
  • 10:30 AM

No seminar - holiday season break

  • Wednesday December 29, 2010
  • 10:30 AM

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