For immediate release: 02/07/2012 | NR-12-02-05

Media Advisory Lab's 'Science On Saturday' Lecture: Sleuthing Seismic Signals

Linda A Lucchetti, LLNL, (925) 422-5815, lucchetti1@llnl.gov



Science on Saturday

WHO: Lab scientist Sean Ford and teacher Ken Wedel will present, "Sleuthing Seismic Signals: Understanding Earthquake Hazards and Monitoring Nuclear Explosions," at the next Science on Saturday lecture.

WHAT: The probability of a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake in the Greater Bay Area during the next 30 years is 63 percent, or about two out of three. The presenters will discuss what an earthquake of that size in the Bay Area would look like and explain its effects. Just like an earthquake, a nuclear test can cause seismic disturbances that are recorded at monitoring stations around the world. The presentation will show how seismologists tell the difference between these two sources by sleuthing seismic signals.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

Session I: 9:30 a.m.

Session II: 11:15 a.m.

WHERE: Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.

NOTE: Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; there is no pre-registration. Directions, maps and a complete list of lectures are available on the Web. Science on Saturday is presented by LLNL's Science Education Program.

This year the Lab is expanding the availability of the talks by streaming them live via the LLNL Facebook page. To access the talks on Facebook, go to the Web.

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