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CMG Earthquake Research Featured in San Francisco Bay Area TV Program on Tenth Anniversary of Loma Prieta Quake

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"Future Quakes—Unlocking the Mysteries of Bay Area Earthquake Faults" will be broadcast by KPIX (Channel 5), a CBS affiliate in San Francisco, at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 17, 1999, the tenth anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. Created by Steve Wessells and CMG's Patrick Hart and Tom Parsons, this video offers highlights of USGS earthquake research now underway in the San Francisco Bay area. One of the featured projects is BASIX, Bay Area Seismic Imaging eXperiment. The show describes how CMG has run seismic studies on San Francisco Bay to determine whether or not the San Andreas and Hayward faults are connected deep in the crust. (For those of you who won't be able to watch the video: They're not. For more details, see Parsons, T., and Hart, P.E., 1999, Dipping San Andreas and Hayward faults revealed beneath San Francisco Bay, California: Geology, v. 27, p. 839-842, summarized in the Publications section of this issue of Sound Waves.)

The half-hour program also describes projects conducted by the Earthquake Hazards Program, including trench studies to determine earthquake recurrence intervals, cone-penetration studies to map susceptibility to shaking and liquefaction, and a project designed to make shaking-intensity maps available to emergency personnel within 2 minutes of a Bay Area earthquake. If you're in town, check it out!

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