Media Advisory: South Napa Earthquake Science Briefing

Release Date:

Members of the news media are invited to attend a scientific briefing at the U.S. Geological Survey to summarize what has been learned about and from the August 24 magnitude 6 South Napa Earthquake

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Members of the news media are invited to attend a scientific briefing at the U.S. Geological Survey to summarize what has been learned about and from the August 24 magnitude 6 South Napa Earthquake

This is a technical briefing by and for scientists, but members of the news media are welcome to sit in. Individual scientists will be available for one-on-one interviews at appropriate times during the two-hour briefing.

What:

Science briefing among researchers to share current knowledge and ongoing work studying the M6 South Napa Earthquake of August 24.

Subjects to be covered include:

  • Earthquake sequence and aftershock probabilities.
  • Earthquake early warning system.
  • Surface rupture & ground failure.
  • Geodetic signature & fault rupture models.
  • Ground motions.
  • Aftershock seismic instrument deployment.
  • Damage assessment.

Who:

USGS geologists, geophysicists, and seismologists.

Additional scientists and engineers from other institutions such as the California Geological Survey, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Stanford, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Pacific Gas & Electric, California Earthquake Authority, and others have been invited, but this is not a confirmed list of speakers.

When:

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon PDT

Where:  

U.S. Geological Survey
Main Auditorium, Bldg. 3, 2nd floor
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, Calif.
 

Online:

The meeting will be streamed over the web, and archived for later viewing. If you have trouble with the streaming video, call 650-329-4735.