» Workshop on "Future Earthquakes in Southern California and Preparedness"

November 2, 2018

Argyros Forum, Room 209 A & B - map

Earthquakes are one of the most destructive and deadliest natural disasters. Earthquakes cannot be predicted. However, seismic risk of any region is well known depending upon the past earthquakes and from the existing geology Faults can be very small or hundreds of miles long. Currently, efforts are being made to develop warning signals based on P and S waves.

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photo of Ross Stein, Ph.D.

Ross Stein, Ph.D.

CEO Temblor, Inc.
Speaker Topic: QuakeCaster and Fishnet Stocking Stress, demonstration tools he developed with students, to probe the fundamental riddle of earthquakes: Why quakes are sporadic when their driving forces are steady

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Susan Hough, Ph.D.

U.S. Geological Survey, Pasadena, California
Speaker Topic: Future earthquakes and how to prepare, including example earthquake cases from Nepal, Haiti and other countries

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Tony Song, Ph.D.

Research Scientist in Oceanography
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Speaker Topic: Early warning of Tsunami and danger in the southern California from tsunami

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Karl W. Seckel, P.E.

Assistant Manager/District Engineer
Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC)
Speaker Topic: Orange County’s Planning Efforts for When the Large Earthquake Strikes

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Kelly Hubbard

Emergency Services Manager
Water Emergency Response Organization of Orange County
Municipal Water District of Orange County
Speaker Topic: Water Utility Resilience through Emergency Planning & Preparedness

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Binod Tiwari, Ph.D., P.E

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
California State University, Fullerton
Speaker Topic: Landslides/mudslides dangers associated with future earthquakes

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Jeff Ellis, PE, SE,

Director of Codes & Compliance
Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
Speaker Topic: Community Safety and Resilience Against Earthquakes

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Eldon Gath

Earth Consultants International
Speaker Topic: The Santa Ana Mountains: Indenter Tectonics and the Earthquake Hazards of “The OC”

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Lisa Grant

Professor, Ludwig Program in Public Health
University of California, Irvine
Speaker Topic: Earthquakes and Public Health
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Jonathan P. Stewart

Speaker topic: Earthquake resilience of California’s water distribution systems

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Ramesh Singh, Ph.D.

Convener of the workshop
Chapman University