Media Advisory: Catastrophic Earthquakes – In a Crowded World

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Why have there been so many catastrophic earthquakes at the beginning of the 21stcentury? On April 24th, USGS Research Geologist Thomas Holzer will tell us the history and future of earthquake death tolls, and the urbanization of the planet. Find out what makes modern megacities vulnerable to natural hazards.

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Why have there been so many catastrophic earthquakes at the beginning of the 21stcentury? On April 24th, USGS Research Geologist Thomas Holzer will tell us the history and future of earthquake death tolls, and the urbanization of the planet. Find out what makes modern megacities vulnerable to natural hazards.

Catastrophic Earthquakes – In a Crowded World Public Lecture Flyer

Who:

Thomas L. Holzer, USGS Research Geologist
 

What:

Slide-show-illustrated presentation: Catastrophic Earthquakes – In a Crowded World
 

When:

Thursday, April 24, 2014
7 p.m.—Public lecture open to all
(evening presentation will belive-streamed over the Internet)
Speaker is available on Wednesday for media inquiries
 

Where:

U.S. Geological Survey
Building 3 Auditorium, second floor
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
 

More info and directions:  

USGS Evening Public Lecture Series Calendar
Menlo Park Campus Map