Earthquake Science Center Seminars

January 2012

Bayesian Kinematic Earthquake Models

  • Wednesday January 11, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sarah Minson, USGS, Seattle
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:John Langbein

Modeling Long Period (T > 4 sec) Strong Ground Motions for the 2011 Mw 9 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake

  • Wednesday January 18, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Rob Graves, USGS Pasadena
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

No seminar - Northern CA Earthquake Hazards meeting

  • Wednesday January 25, 2012
  • 10:30 AM

Global distribution of M9 earthquakes (Joint Seminar with G&G)

  • Monday January 30, 2012
  • 2:00 PM
Speaker:Rob McCaffrey, Portland State University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Richard Blakely

February 2012

Mid-Quaternary to Holocene slip rate behavior of the San Jacinto fault zone, California

  • Wednesday February 01, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kimberly Blisniuk (Le), UCD
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Gordon Seitz

Seismology in the rock mechanics laboratory: From asperity micromechanics to dynamic fault rupture

  • Wednesday February 08, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Greg McLaskey, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Dave Lockner

Using pseudotachylytes to probe the earthquake source

  • Wednesday February 15, 2012
  • 2:00 PM
Speaker:Jamie Kirkpatrick, UC Santa Cruz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Andrea Llenos

GPS constraints on crustal deformation and fault slip rates in the Central Walker Lane and Sierra Nevada frontal fault

  • Wednesday February 22, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jayne Bormann, UNR- Nevada Geodetic Laboratory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Gordon Seitz

The mechanisms of earthquakes and faulting in the southern Gulf of California

  • Wednesday February 29, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Danielle Sumy, USGS, Pasadena
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Andrea Llenos

March 2012

Measurement- and Proxy-based Site Estimates of Vs30

  • Monday March 12, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Alan Yong, USGS Pasadena
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Yellowstone dynamics from earthquake-volcano interactions (Joint seminar with VSC)

  • Wednesday March 14, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jamie Farrell, University of Utah
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Up and Down of the Japanese Island Before and After the Tohoku-Oki Earthquake/ Stress Triggering of the Tohoku-Oki Earthquake and Increased Probability of a Large Earthquake Beneath Tokyo

  • Wednesday March 21, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Manabu Hashimoto and Shinji Toda, DPRI, Kyoto University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

Fault structure and earthquake rupture properties at the Gofar Fault, East Pacific Rise

  • Wednesday March 28, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Emily Roland, USGS, Alaska Science Center
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Andrea Llenos

April 2012

U-Th dating of striated fault planes

  • Wednesday April 04, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Perach Nuriel, University of Queensland, Australia
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Can we monitor Yellowstone with ambient noise? (Joint seminar with VSC)

  • Wednesday April 11, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jesse Lawrence, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

No seminar - SSA Annual Meeting

  • Wednesday April 18, 2012
  • 10:30 AM

Induced Seismicity: Seven steps to recovery

  • Wednesday April 25, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ernie Majer, LBNL
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

May 2012

Ground Shaking and Seismic Source Spectrum Variations for Large Megathrust Earthquakes

  • Wednesday May 02, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Thorne Lay, UC Santa Cruz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Global mantle tomography in the age of numerical wavefield computations

  • Wednesday May 09, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Barbara Romanowicz, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Potential contribution of seafloor geodesy towards understanding slip behavior along the Cascadia Subduction Zone

  • Wednesday May 16, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:David Chadwell, UCSD
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Combining physics-based and statistical forecast models for Northern California

  • Wednesday May 23, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Margarita Segou, USGS, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Parsons and Bill Ellsworth

Effects of heat flow, shear strain rate, and other geophysical variables on the southern California seismicity and state of stress

  • Wednesday May 30, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Egill Hauksson, Caltech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

June 2012

Multifault mechanics at a dilational step

  • Wednesday June 06, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Betsy Madden, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

The far reach of megathrust earthquakes: evolution of stress, deformation, and seismicity following the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake.

  • Wednesday June 13, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kelly Wiseman, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Greg McLaskey

Performances of buildings during five recent large earthquakes and data from instrumented buildings including MIT’s Green building

  • Wednesday June 20, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Mehmet Celebi, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Imaging complex evolution of slow earthquakes using seismic arrays

  • Wednesday June 27, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Abhijit Ghosh, UC Santa Cruz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Greg McLaskey

July 2012

2012 William B. Joyner Memorial Lecture: Building Near Faults

  • Wednesday July 18, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jonathan D. Bray, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Holzer

August 2012

Numerical Modeling of Volcanic Tremor Sources

  • Wednesday August 01, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Eric Dunham, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Multivariate integer-valued autoregressive models applied to earthquake counts

  • Wednesday August 08, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Mathieu Boudreault, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Parsons

Missing Great Earthquakes

  • Wednesday August 22, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sue Hough, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Art McGarr

Volcano Deformation and Subdaily GPS Products

  • Wednesday August 29, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ronni Grapenthin, U.C. Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Art McGarr

September 2012

The 11 April 2012 M=8.6 East Indian Ocean earthquake triggered large aftershocks worldwide

  • Wednesday September 05, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Fred Pollitz, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Surface rupture and paleoseismic history of the 2011 Mw6.6 Iwaki earthquake, a normal faulting event triggered by the 2011 Mw9.0 Tohoku-oki earthquake

  • Thursday September 13, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Prof. Hiroyuki Tsutsumi, Kyoto University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jim Lienkaemper

Navigating Earthquake Physics with High Resolution Array Back-Projection

  • Wednesday September 26, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Lingsen Meng, Caltech
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Greg Mclaskey

October 2012

Probabilistic elevation models from waveform topographic LiDAR

  • Wednesday October 03, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Andre Jalobeanu
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Art McGarr

What is wrong with Earthquake Physics?

  • Wednesday October 17, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Amos Nur, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Greg McLaskey

What triggers most earthquakes? (the answer lies in the shadows)

  • Wednesday October 24, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Volkan Sevilgen, Seismicity.net (USGS Contractor)
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

L'Aquila earthquake 2009: reconstruction between temporary and definitive

  • Friday October 26, 2012
  • 12:00 PM
Speaker:Michele Calvi, Università degli Studi di Pavia
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

Foreshocks of Parkfield and Landers (revisited)

  • Wednesday October 31, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sean Ford, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Greg McLaskey

November 2012

Rapid and Inexpensive Reservoir Modeling from Micro-earthquake Analysis

  • Wednesday November 07, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Lawrence Hutchings, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Greg McLaskey

Origins of Deep Ocean Microseisms in the North Atlantic Ocean and Implications for Noise Tomography

  • Wednesday November 14, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sharon Kedar, JPL
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Art McGarr

Seeing What's at Fault in Subduction Zones: Examining Great Earthquake Megathrusts

  • Friday November 30, 2012
  • 12:00 PM
Speaker:Nathan Bangs, University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Scholl

December 2012

Exploiting the Demographics of “Did You Feel It?” Responses to Estimate the Felt Area of Moderate Earthquakes

  • Wednesday December 12, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jack Boatwright, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mike Bennett

Temporal and kinematic patterns of fault slip along the southeastern Sierra Nevada block

  • Wednesday December 19, 2012
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Colin Amos, Western Washington University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mike Bennett

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