Life in the Fire and the Rumble: Earthquake, Volcano, Tsunami, and Landslide Hazards

Friday, October 17, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
LACC 505 (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Benjamin Gutierrez, PhD, Geological Survey, U.S. Geological Survey

Description: Causes and consequences of seismic activity is a goal of many researchers in earth sciences. Seismic activity can have hazardous consequences of varying intensity such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, costal changes, and landslides. The session will discuss specific research undertaken to increase understanding of hazards cause, prediction, and prevention.

10:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:20 AM
Earthquake Transfer of Stress Interactions
Ross Stein, PhD , Research Geophysicist , United States Geological Survey
10:40 AM
Quake Catcher Network: Techniques for Urban Collaborative Research
Elizabeth Cochran, PhD , Research Geophysicist , United States Geological Survey
11:00 AM
Vulnerability to Tsunamis, Costal Sea Rise, and Landslide Hazards
Nathan Wood, PhD , Research Geographer , United States Geological Survey
11:20 AM
Hazards Watch - Engaging Citizens in Changing Conditions of Costal Marine Areas
Susan Russell-Robinson, MA , Associate Program Coordinator , United States Geological Survey