Earthquake Science Center Seminars

January 2013

Small Strains Near Yellowstone Lake (and what they tell us about magma)

  • Wednesday January 09, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Karen Luttrell, USGS Mendenhall, Volcano Science Center
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Dave Hill

Seismic evidence for fluid-related embrittlement as a cause of intermediate-depth earthquake

  • Thursday January 10, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Junichi Nakajima, Associate Professor, Research Center for Earthquake and Volcano Eruption Prediction
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Dave Hill

Have Recent Earthquakes Exposed Flaws in or Misunderstandings of Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis?

  • Wednesday January 16, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Tom Hanks, USGS, ESC
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Dave Hill

Communication of Aftershock Information during the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence

  • Tuesday January 22, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Anne Wein
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Defeating Earthquakes

  • Friday January 25, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ross Stein, ESC-USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Dave Hill

Tsunami risk reduction in Padang

  • Wednesday January 30, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Brian Tucker, GeoHazards International
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Role and responsibility of science: the L'Aquila trial and the work of the Italian High Risk Commission

  • Wednesday January 30, 2013
  • 2:30 PM
Speaker:Domenico Giardini, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

February 2013

Quantifying landscape-altering events using ground based lidar and environmental sensors

  • Wednesday February 06, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Steve DeLong, Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Carol Prentice

Understanding ground motion prediction equations using strong ground motion data, and tectonic tremor

  • Wednesday February 13, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Annemarie Baltay, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Hanks

Implications of Strong-Rate-Weakening Friction for the Length-Scale Dependence of the Strength of the Crust; Why Earthquakes Are so Gentle

  • Friday February 22, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Thomas Heaton, Cal Tech, Director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Lab
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Dave Hill

March 2013

Mobile Laser Scanning for Earthquake Science

  • Wednesday March 06, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ben Brooks, USGS, ESC
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mike Bennett

Propagation dynamics of episodic tremor and slip - Curious similarity to trigger of 2011 Tohoku earthquake.

  • Friday March 08, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ryosuke Ando , GSJ/AIST
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David R. Shelly

Slow slip and the absence of tremor at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

  • Wednesday March 13, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Emily Montgomery-Brown, USGS, Mendenhall PostDoc
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Dave Hill

Annual modulation of non-volcanic tremor in northern Cascadia

  • Wednesday March 20, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Fred Pollitz, Earthquake Science Center
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Dave Hill

Siletz-Crescent Forearc Terrane Revisited » Does a New Kinematic Model Solve an Old Puzzle?

  • Wednesday March 27, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Patricia McCrory, ESC, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mike Bennett

April 2013

Imaging with Geophysics: Heat and Water Cycling in Modern Subduction Zones

  • Wednesday April 03, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Geoff Abers, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jason A. Addison

Ground Motion Prediction using the Virtual Earthquake Approach

  • Wednesday April 10, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Marine Denolle, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Annemarie Baltay

Satellite-SSA: 10:30 am - noon and 1 pm - 2:20

  • Wednesday April 17, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:SSA Presentations from your USGS Peers
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ben Brooks and Wayne Thatcher

The Context and Impact of the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010 - 2011

  • Wednesday April 24, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kelvin Berryman, GNS Science - Manager: Natural Hazards Research Platform
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Keith Knudsen

May 2013

On the Broad Range of Responses to Dynamic Triggering

  • Wednesday May 01, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Dave Hill, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

San Andreas Fault Investigations in Marin County: A Retrospective

  • Wednesday May 08, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Tim Hall, Senior Consulting Geologist, with assistance from Tina M. Niemi
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mike Bennett

Soliciting engineering judgments on building collapse fragility using structured elicitation process

  • Thursday May 09, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kishor Jaiswal, U.S. Geological Survey Golden CO/Synergetics Inc.
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Mehmet Celebi

Weighing the Greenland Ice Sheet with GPS

  • Wednesday May 15, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Mike Bevis, Ohio State University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ben Brooks

Late Cenozoic Evolution of the Southern San Andreas Fault System: Insights From Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis

  • Wednesday May 29, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Rebecca Dorsey, University of Oregon
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Keith Howard

June 2013

Observations of seismic interactions and of a nucleation phase before large earthquakes

  • Wednesday June 05, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Virginie Durand, ISTerre, University of Grenoble
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Annemarie Baltay

What is a foreshock? What is an asperity?

  • Wednesday June 19, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Greg McLaskey, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Dave Lockner

The paradox of disaster: Extracting the good from the bad and the ugly

  • Friday June 21, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:John Vargo, University of Canterbury, Resilient Organizations
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Anne Wein

Connections between seismic and aseismic fault slip in the Salton Trough and Salton Sea Geothermal Field

  • Wednesday June 26, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jeff McGuire, WHOI
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Andrea Llenos

July 2013

NO SEMINAR due to July 4 holiday!

  • Wednesday July 03, 2013
  • 10:30 AM

Frictional properties of shale reservoir rocks: Insights into induced slip during hydraulic stimulation

  • Wednesday July 17, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Arjun Kohli, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

No Seminar due to California Earthquake Clearinghouse meeting

  • Wednesday July 31, 2013
  • 10:30 AM

August 2013

Induced Seismicity in Basel and Paradox Valley

  • Wednesday August 07, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Corinne Bachmann, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Current Kinematic Laser Scanning Research at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping

  • Thursday August 08, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Craig Glennie, University of Houston
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ben Brooks

Crustal Structure and Seismicity Around the Deep Fault Drilling Project Site, Alpine Fault, South Island, New Zealand

  • Monday August 12, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Cliff Thurber, University of Wisconsin
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Dave Shelly

LITHO1.0: An updated crust and lithospheric model of the Earth

  • Wednesday August 14, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Michael Pasyanos, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Walter Mooney

Low Coseismic Friction on the Tohoku Fault Determined from Temperature Measurements: Results of the Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project

  • Wednesday August 28, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Patrick Fulton, UC Santa Cruz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jeanne Hardebeck

September 2013

Offset of latest Pleistocene shoreface reveals slip rate(s) on the Hosgri stirke-slip fault, offshore central California

  • Tuesday September 17, 2013
  • 1:00 PM
  • Note location
Speaker:Samuel Johnson, USGS
Location:Building 15, Room 3245 (3rd floor)
Host:Emma Gatti

Upper Mantle Rheology Constrained From Subduction Zone Earthquake Cycle Deformation and Post-glacial Rebound

  • Wednesday September 18, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Yan Hu, UC Berkeley
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Emma Gatti

Nuclear Explosion Monitoring and the Source Physics Experiments

  • Wednesday September 25, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Bill Walter, LLNL
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

October 2013

An Informal Refresher/Introduction Training Session for the Deployment of Portable Seismic Systems

  • Wednesday October 02, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Chris Dietel et al. , USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Keith Knudsen

Sampling the Source of the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

  • Wednesday October 09, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Frederick Chester, Texas A&M University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Annemarie Baltay

TBD

  • Wednesday October 16, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sinan Ackiz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ben Brooks

UAVSAR Reveals Surface Faulting and GPS PPP(AR) Assists in Earthquake Early Warning

  • Monday October 21, 2013
  • 2:00 PM
  • Note location
Speaker:Kenneth Hudnut, U. S. Geological Survey, Pasadena
Location:Building 3, Room 3235 (Nevada conference room)
Host:Keith Knudsen

The Relationship Between Seismicity and Fault Structure on Discovery Transform Fault, East Pacific Rise

  • Wednesday October 23, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Monica Wolfson-Schwehr, University of New Hampshire
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Andrea Llenos

Seismic regolith: maximum past and future shaking in Greater Los Angeles

  • Wednesday October 30, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Norm Sleep, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

November 2013

Northern Costa Rica seismogenic zone through an earthquake cycle

  • Wednesday November 06, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Susan Schwartz, UC Santa Cruz
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Progress and Challenges in Performance-based Engineering of Earthquake Resilient Communities

  • Thursday November 14, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Greg Deierlein, John A. Blume Professor of Engineering, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Tom Holzer

Strong ground motion of Lushan Ms7.0 earthquake on April 20, 2013

  • Thursday November 21, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Yefei Ren , Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administra
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Keith Knudsen

NO SEMINAR: Thanksgiving!

  • Wednesday November 27, 2013
  • 10:30 AM

December 2013

Injection-Induced Seismicity

  • Monday December 02, 2013
  • 3:15 PM
Speaker:Bill Ellsworth, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Darcy McPhee

Healing of near-surface and fault zone damage following the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake: Observation and simulation of repeating earthquakes

  • Wednesday December 04, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kate Huihsuan Chen, Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Justin Rubinstein

NO SEMINAR: AGU WEEK

  • Wednesday December 11, 2013
  • 10:30 AM

Can Geoscience genuinely assist with international development?

  • Monday December 16, 2013
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Mike Petterson, SOPAC
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jim Hein

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