Earthquake Science Center Seminars

January 2014

What does a continental transform fault look like ahead of a major earthquake? Results from the first phase of the DFDP drilling project, Alpine Fault, New Zealand

  • Wednesday January 15, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:John Townend, Associate Professor, Victoria University of Wellington
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Shelly

Earthquake and Fault System Dynamics

  • Wednesday January 22, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:James Dieterich, University of California, Riverside
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ross Stein

Quantifying the Seismic Hazard From Natural and Induced Earthquakes

  • Wednesday January 29, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Justin Rubinstein, USGS Earthquake Science Center
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

February 2014

All Earthquakes (Natural and Not so Natural): Geodesy at the NEIC

  • Monday February 03, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Bill Barnhart, USGS Golden
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jessica Murray

Geotechnical Array Monitoring in the United States: Insitu Observations of Nonlinear Soil Behavior and the Onset of Liquefaction

  • Wednesday February 19, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Jamie Steidl, UC Santa Barbara
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ruth Harris

Damage Proxy Maps from Radar Satellites

  • Wednesday February 26, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sang-Ho Yun, JPL
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Jessica Murray

March 2014

Sedimentary anatomy, climate-controlled cylicity, and faults of the Quaternary Santa Clara basin, southern San Francisco Bay region, Californi

  • Wednesday March 05, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Carl Wentworth, USGS GEMEG
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Keith Knudsen

Dynamic Rupture and Ground Motion Models on the Claremont-Casa Loma Stepover of the San Jacinto Fault, Incorporating Realistic Complexity

  • Thursday March 13, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Julian Lozos, Stanford/USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

Exotic event moment tensor analysis including the latest results for Bayou Corne

  • Wednesday March 19, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
  • Note location
Speaker:Douglas Dreger, UC Berkeley Seismolab
Location:Note different location: Building 3, California conference room
Host:David Oppenheimer

Strong Shaking From The 23 August 2011 M 5.8 Mineral Virginia Earthquake: Causes and Regional Hazards

  • Wednesday March 26, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Rufus Catchings, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

April 2014

Time-lapse changes in seismic wave velocities related to 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake estimated by cross-correlation techniques

  • Wednesday April 02, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Nori Nakata, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Annemarie Baltay

The Aftershock Information Experience in Canterbury, New Zealand

  • Wednesday April 09, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Anne Wein (WRSC, USGS Menlo Park) and Sally Potter (GNS Science)
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Keith Knudsen

Catastrophic Earthquakes In a Crowded World (Public Lecture preview)

  • Wednesday April 16, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Tom Holzer, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Leslie Gordon

Ground-Motion Prediction Equations: Past, Present, and Future

  • Wednesday April 23, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
  • Note location
Speaker:David Boore, USGS Earthquake Science Center
Location:Note different location: Building 3, California conference room
Host:Tom Hanks

no seminar this week - SSA meeting

  • Wednesday April 30, 2014
  • 10:30 AM

May 2014

Canceled - sorry Wednesday May 7 seminar is canceled

  • Wednesday May 07, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
  • Note location
Speaker:Jenny Suckale, Assistant Professor in Geophysics, Stanford University
Location:seminar is canceled
Host:Margaret Mangan

Seismic Imaging of Fluid Distribution in The Geysers Geothermal Reservoir

  • Wednesday May 14, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Roland Gritto, Array Information Technology
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Joern Kaven

UCERF3 Overview - from Multi-fault Ruptures to an Operational Earthquake Forecast

  • Wednesday May 21, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Ned Field, USGS GHSC, Golden, CO
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Bill Ellsworth

Observed ground motions from induced earthquakes: implications for hazard, source properties, and the great Prague debate

  • Wednesday May 28, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Sue Hough, USGS
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)

June 2014

Imaging P and S Attenuation in the Termination Region of the Hikurangi Subduction Zone, New Zealand

  • Tuesday June 03, 2014
  • 2:00 PM
  • Note location
Speaker:Donna Eberhart-Phillips, UC Davis
Location:Building 3, California Conference Room
Host:Ruth Harris

Teleseismic body wave retrieval from ambient seismic noise correlation

  • Wednesday June 04, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Pierre Boue, Stanford University
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Fred Pollitz

Rethinking turbidite paleoseismology at Cascadia

  • Wednesday June 11, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Brian Atwater, USGS ESC Seattle
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Pat McCrory

An Update on USGS Real-time Earthquake Hazard and Loss Estimation Systems

  • Wednesday June 18, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:David Wald, USGS, GHSC, Golden, CO
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Keith Knudsen

Cascade, Preslip, and the Seismic Signatures of Earthquake Rupture Initiation

  • Wednesday June 25, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Greg McLaskey, USGS Earthquake Science Center
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Nick Beeler

July 2014

No Seminar

  • Wednesday July 02, 2014
  • 10:30 AM

Reverse Faulting and Probabilistic Surface Displacement Estimates

  • Wednesday July 09, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Robb Moss, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Keith Knudsen

Episodic Tremor and Slip (ETS) and Volcanoes: Tracking Messy Seismicity

  • Wednesday July 16, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Aaron Wech, USGS Alaska Volcano Observatory
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:David Shelly

Anything Common about the Physical Characteristics and Settings of the Upper Plate (Little) and Lower Plate (Much) Where Lengthy Ruptures Generated High Magnitude (>Mw8.0-8.5) Megathrusts?

  • Wednesday July 23, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Dave Scholl and Steve Kirby , PCMSC/ESC, USGS Menlo Park
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Ginger Barth

Modeling Megathrust Rupture through Stable-Sliding Zones, and Implications for an Alaskan-Aleutian Megathrust Earthquake and Tsunami

  • Wednesday July 30, 2014
  • 10:30 AM
Speaker:Kenny Ryan, UC Riverside
Location:Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Host:Eric Geist

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