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Chilean Earthquake Press Briefing
Released: 2/27/2010 1:21:06 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Leslie Gordon 1-click interview
Phone: 650-793-1534 | FAX: 650-329-4013

Paul Laustsen 1-click interview
Phone: 650-454-7264

Menlo Park , Calif. – At noon today, USGS scientists will provide a brief statement regarding the M8.8 Chilean earthquake and tsunami that it generated.  USGS staff will be available to answer questions. 



Walter Mooney, USGS Research Geophysicist

Ross Stein, USGS Research Geophysicist

Mike Blanpied, USGS Associate Earthquake Hazards Program Coordinator

Brian Atwater, USGS Geologist


Geological perspective of the M8.8 Chilean earthquake and tsunami


Saturday, February 27th, 2010

12:00 noon PST

Media availability for questions and interviews


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