“Predictable Earthquakes” is USGS lecture on 4/28

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on April 27, 2011

seismograph at USGS following Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989

United State Geological Survey (USGS) seismologist Susan Hough is giving a public lecture on earthquake prediction on Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 pm. It will provide an update on the current ability of scientists to predict potentially destructive earthquakes and to separate fact from fiction from this intriguing topic. Although reliable short-term earthquake prediction remains an elusive goal, scientists have made great strides in earthquake forecasting by identifying active fault zones where damaging earthquakes are inevitable – possibly even within our lifetimes. The lecture will take place in Building 3 Auditorium, 2nd floor at USGS, 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park.

Photo of USGS seismograph was taken shortly after the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989

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Nora August 24, 2014 at 4:33 am

I did feel the earthquake on fifth floor hotel stockton in stockton ca. At 3:24 the 6.0 what fault was it and are we going have after shock and I know my cat was scare and she went with me bathroom and my curtain rod was shaking it went for 20 seconds or more.


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