PubTalk 6/2002 — Finding Elusive Earthquake Faults

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Detailed Description

New Mapping Techniques Reveal Potential Seismic Sources Beneath Seattle

By Richard J. Blakely, Geophysicist and Ralph A. Haugerud, Geologist

 

  • Geophysical methods reveal "the landscape beneath the landscape"
  • Why does the Seattle Fault exist, and why is it so hard to locate and map?
  • LIDAR imagery can depict faults and other geologic features hidden under dense forest
  • Learn how geologists unravel and translate the stories concealed in landscapes
  • Does the research in the Seattle area have implications for other urban areas?

Details

Image Dimensions: 200 x 150

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Length: 01:04:17

Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US

Transcript

Contact wmcesic@usgs.gov for transcript.