PubTalk — Earthquakes at the USGS

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Blowing the Lid off Seismic Science for 40 Years

Ross Stein, representing the USGS Earthquake Hazards Team 

The Parkfield earthquake of 1966 launched a torrent of research at the USGS in Menlo Park. With the San Andreas Fault as a backyard lab and global earthquakes as a guide, the USGS has changed the landscape of earthquake science in:

  • MAKING RAPID EARTHQUAKE ASSESSMENTS
  • PROMOTING PUBLIC SEISMIC SAFETY
  • DISCOVERING NEW AND HIDDEN FAULTS
  • MEASURING FAULT STRESS AND STRAIN
  • IMPROVING SEISMIC ENGINEERING
  • UNDERSTANDING GROUND SHAKING
  • FORECASTING FUTURE EARTHQUAKES

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Image Dimensions: 320 x 240

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Length: 00:53:34

Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US

Transcript

Contact wmcesic@usgs.gov for transcript.