PubTalk 4/2010 — Large, Destructive Earthquakes in Haiti and Chile
Lessons Learned for the San Francisco Bay Area
by USGS Geophysicists, Walter Mooney & Eric Geist
- Why was the January 2010 magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Haiti the 4th deadliest in history?
- What have scientists discovered from seismology, satellite observations, and field investigations?
- The Chilean magnitude 8.8 earthquake is the 5th largest ever recorded, generating a deadly tsunami-- what have we learned from this mega-earthquake?
- Is the Bay Area prepared for the next large earthquake?