UW News

October 1, 2003

Earthquake hazards in Puget Sound region to be focus of public forum

News and Information

  • WHAT: A free public forum on efforts to understand seismic hazards faced by residents of the Puget Sound region

  • WHO: Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Washington

  • WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • WHERE: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Grand Ballroom C, 1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle

    DETAILS: A four-member panel will discuss how seismic faults are located, what faults look like above and below ground, the types of earthquakes the faults have produced and will produce in the future, and where scientists next will search for faults. Panelists include Ralph Haugerud and Brian Sherrod, both affiliate University of Washington faculty members in Earth and space sciences and scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey in Seattle, and Rick Blakely and Tom Brocher, both with the USGS in Menlo Park, Calif. Kathy Troost, a UW research scientist in Earth and space sciences, will moderate. Audience questions will be encouraged. The forum is being held in conjunction with the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Seattle.