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Douglas Given, USGS Earthquake Early Warning Coordinator will present the next free USGS Public Lecture on Thursday, January 25, at 7:00 pm titled “ShakeAlert: The Path to West Coast Early Warning….How a few seconds can save lives and property.”

The ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system will begin limited operations this year. Alerts could save lives and property but several challenges remain.
With millions at risk, why isn’t full public alerting happening yet?

The free lecture will take place in the Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd. Menlo Park.

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“Global Trends in Mineral Commodity Supplies” is USGS public lecture on Oct. 26

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Steven M. Fortier, Director of the USGS National Minerals Information Center, will present this free public lecture on Oct. 26 at 7:00 pm. It will take place in the Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd. in Menlo Park.

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“Roving on Mars” is next USGS lecture on Aug. 30

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USGS evening public lecture on May 25 focuses on Hayward Fault Zone

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USGS research geophysicist Janet Watt will give a talk titled Underwater Secrets of the Hayward Fault Zone on Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 pm. The free and open to the pubic lecture will be given at Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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USGS lecture on April 27 looks at untreated groundwater

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The topic of the free USGS public lecture on April 27 at 7:00 pm is “Potential Corrosivity of Untreated Groundwater in the United States.” The talk will be given b Kenneth Belitz, Chief Groundwater Assessment, National Water Quality Assessment Program and take place in Rambo Auditorium, Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd. in Menlo Park.

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“Brown Bears, Sea Otters, and Seals, Oh My!” is next USGS lecture

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Grant Hilderbrand, Chief of the Marine Ecosystems Office, USGS Alaska Science Center will give this free public lecture on March 30 at 7:00 pm. It will take place in Rambo Auditorium Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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Free USGS public lecture examines tsunamis on January 26

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“Ecological stressors” is topic of next USGS lecture on Nov. 17

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A. Keith Miles, Director of the USGS Western Ecological Research Center, will address “Ecological Stressors: It’s a Lot of ‘WERC’” on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:00 pm. The free public lecture will take place at USGS’ Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park.

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USGS lecture on Sept. 29 looks back at one of the largest volcanic eruptions of 20th century

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“Remembering Mount Pinatubo 25 Years Ago” is the title of the next USGS public lecture on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7:00 pm. Geologist John Ewert will introduce a 60-minute film, “In the Path of a Killer Volcano,” and be on hand to answer questions after. The film follows USGS scientists as they work with local agencies […]

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Putting drones to work for scientific research is topic of August USGS public lecture

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Geographer Jeff L. Sloan of the USGS National Unmanned Systems Project Office will give a free, public lecture on August 25 at 7:00 pm. The title is: The New Eyes in the Sky: Putting Drones to Work for Scientific Research. He address: Why is there so much interest in unmanned technology? What are the rules […]

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USGS evening public lecture on May 21 focuses on forecasting California earthquakes

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Breaking Badly: Forecasting California Earthquakes is the title of the May 21st USGS public lecture to be given by Morgan Page, USGS Research Geophysicist. He’ll cover: Scientists cannot currently predict the precise time, location, and size of future damaging earthquakes. Historical records of earthquakes in California date back over 150 years. Geologist have dug trenches to extend the […]

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