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A Global Surge of Great Earthquakes and What We Are Learning From Them"

Thorne Lay, Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
  • A Global Surge of Great Earthquakes and What We Are Learning From Them"
  • 2015-10-08T12:00:00-07:00
  • 2015-10-08T13:00:00-07:00
  • Thorne Lay, Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
When
Oct 08, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
Where
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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916-445-5100
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A Global Surge of Great Earthquakes
and What We Are Learning From Them
with
Thorne Lay
Distinguished Professor of
Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz

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During the decade 2004-2014, 18 huge earthquakes with seismic magnitudes larger than 8.0 struck around the world, sometimes causing horrendous destruction and loss of life. The annual rate of such events was 2.5 times greater than had been experienced over the previous century of seismological observations. Deployment of global networks of very high-quality seismic, geodetic, and tsunami recording systems provided recordings of these events that have been used to discover much about complex nature.
Thorne Lay is Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California Santa Cruz, where he has been located since 1990. Previously he was a faculty member at the University of Michigan, after receiving his Ph.D. in Geophysics from the California Institute of Technology in 1983. His research area is seismology, and includes studies of large earthquake ruptures, internal structure of the Earth, and seismic monitoring of nuclear testing treaties.
He is author of 423 research publications including 5 books, 294 publications in refereed books and professional journals, and 124 technical reports, book reviews, news items and conference proceedings. He is elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. He received the Harry Fielding Reid Medal of the Seismological Society of America and the Inge Lehmann Medal and Macelwane Medal of the American Geophysical Union. He is an Honorary Professor of Xi’an Jiaotong University and recipient of a Star on
the Mountain Award from the City of El Paso.

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