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The Global Surge of Earthquakes

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Eighteen earthquakes of seismic magnitudes greater than 8.0 have struck around the world in just the past decade - an annual rate two and a half times greater than had been experienced over the previous century. Join Dr. Thorne Lay, professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as he discusses how analysis of these earthquakes forced researchers to revise longstanding ideas about the behavior of the Earth beneath our feet. 

This lecture took place at the Museum on November 12, 2015. 



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