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