Earthquake Science Center Seminars

January 2011

Capabilities and limitations of linear elastic models to simulate cumulative deformation and provide insight to evolution of a young extensional fault system, Volcanic Tableland, Bishop, CA.

  • Wednesday January 12, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Peter Lovely, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ole Kaven

Earthquake Damage to Delicate Cave Formations in Missouri's Ozarks

  • Wednesday January 19, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:John Tinsley, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jacob DeAngelo

Depth dependent azimuthal anisotropy in the western US upper mantle

  • Wednesday January 26, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Huaiyu Yuan, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jacob DeAngelo

February 2011

Great Earthquakes and Mountain Building in the Southern and Central Andes

  • Wednesday February 02, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ben Brooks, HIGP University of Hawaii, Manoa
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Fred Pollitz

Using Ambient Noise to Probe the Earth

  • Friday February 04, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Victor Tsai, USGS, Golden, CO
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

Modeling of Injection-Induced Seismicity Using a Coupled Fluid Flow and Rate/State Friction Simulator

  • Wednesday February 09, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Mark McClure, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ole Kaven

Ground Motion Prediction Equations on Instrumentally Verified Subsoil Classes of Californian Strong-Motion Recording Sites & Instrumentally Based Vulnerability Studies for the Stock of the Seramar Project

  • Tuesday February 15, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Lars Abrahamczyk & Christian Kaufmann, Weimar University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mehmet Celebi

Nonlinear Dynamical Triggering of Slip

  • Wednesday February 23, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Paul Johnson, Los Alamos NL
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

March 2011

Modeling interaction of earthquakes and slow slip with applications to spatio-temporal complexity of slip, small repeating earthquakes, and supershear transition

  • Wednesday March 02, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Nadia Lapusta, California Institute of Technology
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

Long-period (3-10 s) strong ground motions during Mw8.0 2003 Tokachi-oki earthquake, Japan and Mw7.2 2010 El-Mayor Cucapah earthquake

  • Wednesday March 09, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ken Hatayama, National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, Japan
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Erol Kalkan

Seismicity and Seismic Hazard Analysis in Complex Geotectonic Environments: The Case Study of Greece

  • Wednesday March 16, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Margarita Segou, University of Athens (visiting scientist at USGS)
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Erol Kalkan

Stress perturbations from lake and ocean loading with implications for the southern San Andreas Fault earthquake cycle

  • Wednesday March 23, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Karen Luttrell, USGS, VSC
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Shelly

A unique 5600-year history of great 1964-type earthquakes recorded in the stratigraphy of the Copper River Delta, Alaska

  • Wednesday March 30, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:George Plafker, Research Scientist Emeritus, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Paul Spudich

The M=9 Tohoku Earthquake, Japan: New Results and A Japanese Perspective

  • Thursday March 31, 2011
  • 9:30 AM
Speaker:Prof. Jim Mori, Kyoto University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Walter Mooney

April 2011

Complex earthquake rupture and tsunami edge waves

  • Wednesday April 06, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Eric Geist, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Paul Spudich

Influence of mantle flow, lower crustal fault creep, and distributed crustal deformation on geodetic estimates of fault slip rates in California

  • Wednesday April 20, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kaj Johnson, Indiana University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jessica Murray-Moraleda

Reducing U.S. CO2 Emissions Through Fuel-Switching to Natural Gas from Coal: The Implications for Triggered Seismicity

  • Wednesday April 27, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Mark Zoback, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Paul Spudich

May 2011

Earthquakes, deformation, and large mud volcano eruptions

  • Wednesday May 04, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Robert Mellors , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Joern (Ole) Kaven

Uncertainty Quantification in Fractured Media

  • Wednesday May 11, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Souheil M. Ezzedine, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jennifer Palguta

Fault Bumps

  • Wednesday May 25, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Emily E. Brodsky, UC Santa Cruz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Paul Spudich

June 2011

Attenuation structure beneath central California, focused on The Geysers geothermal area

  • Wednesday June 01, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Makoto Matsubara, NIED, Tsukuba, Japan
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

Investigation of magmatic processes in the Yellowstone caldera from multiplet analysis

  • Wednesday June 08, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Frederick Massin, University of Utah
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Shelly

Using earthquake rate changes to detect aseismic slip and dike intrusions

  • Wednesday June 15, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Andrea Llenos, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

Regional Spectral Analysis of Moderate Earthquakes in Northeastern North America

  • Wednesday June 22, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:John Boatwright, Earthquake Science Center, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Paul Spudich

Apparent stress, stress drops, and variability in Western US and Eastern Honshu, Japan, earthquakes

  • Wednesday June 29, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Annemarie Baltay, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Hanks

July 2011

A Mechanism for Extreme Slip and Exceptional Tsunamigenesis in the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake

  • Wednesday July 06, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Gregory C. Beroza, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Paul Spudich

The 2011 M9.0 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake: Mosaicking the Megathrust from Seconds to Centuries

  • Wednesday July 20, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Mark Simons, California Institute of Technology
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Paul Spudich

Mechanisms of Dynamic Fault Weakening seen in High Speed Laboratory Experiments and their Relevance to Earthquakes

  • Wednesday July 27, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Nick Beeler, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Paul Spudich

August 2011

iShake: Mobile Phones as Seismic Sensors

  • Wednesday August 10, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Shideh Dashti, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Paul Spudich

Spatiotemporal crustal deformation field monitoring and modeling using advanced InSAR time series and time-dependent modeling

  • Wednesday August 17, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Manoochehr Shirzaei, U.C. Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jessica Murray-Moraleda

Slow slip and tremor in Costa Rica and New Zealand: Contrasts with Cascadia and SW Japan

  • Wednesday August 24, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Susan Schwartz, U.C. Santa Cruz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jennifer Palguta

TCDP Fault-Zone in situ Borehole Seismometers: Microearthquakes Scaling and Observation of Explosive Events

  • Wednesday August 31, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kuo-Fong Ma, National Central University, Taiwan
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

September 2011

Stressful times following the 2010 Maule earthquake, Chile

  • Wednesday September 07, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Isabelle Ryder
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Brad Aagaard

No seminar - SCEC Annual Meeting

  • Wednesday September 14, 2011
  • 10:30 AM

Damage by the 2011 East-Japan Mega Earthquake and Its Lessons

  • Tuesday September 20, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Omer Aydan, Tokai University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mehmet Celebi

Geoscience as a component of an all-of-government response to the Canterbury earthquake sequence of 2010-2011

  • Thursday September 22, 2011
  • 12:00 PM
  • Note location
Speaker:Kelvin Berryman, GNS Science, New Zealand
Location:Building 3, Conference Room C, Room 3-237
Host:Ross Stein

Ultra-low co-seismic stiffness of crystalline fault damage zone rocks at 8-11 km depth

  • Monday September 26, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:W. Ashley Griffith, University of Akron
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Colin Williams

The Salton Seismic Imaging Project-this year's field work and geometry of the southern San Andreas Fault

  • Wednesday September 28, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Gary Fuis, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Andrea Llenos

October 2011

Lessons learned from the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake

  • Wednesday October 12, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kazuhiko Kawashima, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mehmet Celebi

Migration of slow slip and tectonic tremor in Cascadia with implications for physics of tremor

  • Wednesday October 19, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Noel Bartlow, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Lockner

Analysis of Neogene deformation between Beaver, Utah and Barstow, California: Suggestions for altering the extensional paradigm (Joint seminar with Geology, Minerals, Energy and Geophysics Science Center)

  • Wednesday October 26, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ernie Anderson, USGS, Kernville, CA
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Keith Howard

Non-invasive instruments and holes of opportunity - seeking reservoir scale dynamics and properties

  • Monday October 31, 2011
  • 2:30 PM
Speaker:Alison Labonte, AAAS Fellow, Department of Energy
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Colin Williams

November 2011

How many catastrophic earthquakes will there be in the 21st century?

  • Wednesday November 02, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Thomas L. Holzer, Earthquake Science Center, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Gordon Seitz

Recent Imaging Efforts in the Salton Sea-- SSIP 'wet'

  • Wednesday November 09, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Anne Kell, UNR- Nevada Seismological Laboratory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Gordon Seitz

Fracture mechanics at a large scale: Central Washington's faults, folds and OWL

  • Wednesday November 16, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Thomas L. Pratt, USGS, Seattle
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Andrea Llenos

No seminar - Thanksgiving holiday

  • Wednesday November 23, 2011
  • 10:30 AM

Suppressed post-15.8 ka slip rate along the Warm Springs Valley fault system, northern Walker Lane

  • Wednesday November 30, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ryan Gold, USGS, Golden
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Wayne Thatcher

December 2011

No seminar - AGU Fall Meeting

  • Wednesday December 07, 2011
  • 10:30 AM

Some Risk Analyses: Demand Surge, PAGER, and RiskMaps

  • Wednesday December 14, 2011
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Anna Olsen, USGS, Golden
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Brad Aagaard

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