The really big one: Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest
with Diego Melgar
Saturday Januray 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM
100 GPB (Genetics and Plant Biology), UC Berkeley
Most people think that in the United States, the area around the San Andreas Fault poses the highest risk for a large earthquake. But the risk for a “great earthquake” and tsunami is highest in the Pacific Northwest. Join seismologist Diego Melgar and learn about the risks, the geologic forces behind the potential for a truly massive U.S. earthquake, and efforts underway to build warning systems for the western U.S.
Dr. Melgar is an Assistant Researcher and part of the real-time seismology group at UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory. Over the past two years he has been working on real-time monitoring problems. His work has focused primarily on rapid earthquake parameter determination with GPS data as well as fast computation of tsunami propagation models for warning applications.
This free public talk is presented as part of the monthly “Science@Cal Lecture Series”
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