Science at Cal Lecture: The Really Big One: Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

Lecture | January 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Diego Melgar, UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

 Science@Cal

Most people think that in the United States, the area
around the San Andreas Fault poses the highest risk for a large earthquake. But the risk for a “great earthquake” and tsunami is highest in the Pacific Northwest. Join seismologist Diego Melgar and learn about the risks, the geologic forces behind the potential for a truly massive U.S. earthquake, and efforts underway to build warning systems for the western U.S.

 All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

 All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

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Oregon coastline near Cannon Beach (photo: Abhinaba Basu)