After-Hours Programs

Temblor Tales: Detecting Quakes in Cascadia

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Earth overlaid with a colorful data map

The sudden and severe impact of earthquakes makes them feared worldwide, but some areas are more vulnerable than others. In the Pacific Northwest several kinds of quakes threaten, including giant coastal quakes, isolated miles-deep pops, and rips that could tear Seattle’s downtown apart. Leading seismologist John Vidale explains how new technologies may allow scientists to detect quakes minutes before the strongest shaking hits.


The Annual IRIS/SSA Lecture Series is presented in collaboration with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology and the Seismological Society of America.