Media Advisory: Where Earthquakes Hide in the Desert - Live Online Public Lecture

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You are invited to a public lecture about recent surface rupturing earthquakes in the western United States.

2021 May Public Lecture Flyer

(Public domain.)

The talk will focus on new research from the 2019 M6.4 and M7.1 Ridgecrest earthquakes in California and the 2020 M6.5 Monte Cristo earthquake in Nevada. Learn how field mapping and satellite imagery offer a rare window into the type, magnitude and frequency of earthquakes that are possible in U.S. western deserts.

  • What: Virtual presentation: “Where earthquakes hide in the desert: What we’ve learned from recent fault ruptures in the western U.S."
  • Who: Austin Elliot, USGS research geologist
  • When: Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. PDT — Public lecture open to all
  • Where: Presentation will be live-streamed online from California, and archived for later viewing