Dr. Burkett Presents on Earthquake Science and Monitoring to Americorp Volunteers

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Dr. Burkett Presents on Earthquake Science and Monitoring to Americorp Volunteers

SAFRR scientist Dr. Erin Burkett presented on "Earthquakes: Science, Monitoring, and Impacts" at the Barstow BLM Field office on March 18th, 2014. The audience included local BLM employees and a group of ~15 NCCC (National Civilian Communications Corps) volunteers, a subset of Americorps. The volunteers were signed up to help build a fence as part of upgrades and installments for seismic station improvements toward Earthquake Early Warning system development plans. The group had requested a presentation to inform the volunteers, who are not of geoscience backgrounds, of the context of their work. In her presentation, Dr. Burkett covered an introduction to seismology, the science and potential impacts of earthquakes, and also highlighted student job opportunities within the USGS. The presentation was followed by a field trip to a nearby active seismic station guided by USGS technician Dave Sutton.