“Predictable Earthquakes” is USGS lecture on 4/28

by Linda Hubbard on April 27, 2011

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

One Comment

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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