1/9/2018 - Flavors of Pacific Northwest Earthquakes

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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Geology 3656

Presented By:
John Vidale - USC

Abstract

Sudden mayhem. Tremendous impact. Unpredictable disruption. Is it any wonder earthquakes reserve a dark corner in our nightmares? The Pacific Northwest is vulnerable to several shades of shakes: giant coastal quakes, isolated, 50-km-deep pops, and crustal rips that could tear Seattle's (or Tacoma's, or Olympia's, or Portland's) downtown apart. The University of Washington's M9 Project, is making the repercussions of PNW quakes clearer and both less and more frightening.

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