PubTalk 6/2003 — The Quakes, They Are A-comin'

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Detailed Description

New Estimates of Earthquake Hazard and Risk Across the Bay Region

By Michael Blanpied, Geophysicist

 

  • A USGS-led Working Group has used new ideas about Bay Area faults and earthquakes to revise the probabilities for future quakes
  • The slow movement of the Earth.s plates builds up stress that is relieved in violent earthquakes.where are we now in this relentless cycle?
  • Earthquakes can.t yet be predicted, but scientists can estimate probabilities of their occurrence
  • New scenario ShakeMaps provide a guide to expected shaking and damage from future quakes

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Image Dimensions: 320 x 240

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Length: 01:46:04

Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US

Transcript

Contact wmcesic@usgs.gov for transcript.