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Media Advisory: "Predictable Earthquakes"
Released: 4/27/2011 12:00:00 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) 329-4006

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Throughout California April is recognized as Earthquake Preparedness Month. This Thursday's lecture, "Predictable Earthquakes", will provide an update on the current ability of scientists to predict potentially destructive earthquakes and to separate fact from fiction from this intriguing topic.

Although reliable short-term earthquake prediction remains an elusive goal, scientists have made great strides in earthquake forecasting by identifying active fault zones where damaging earthquakes are inevitable – possibly even within our lifetimes.

Who: Susan Hough, Seismologist

What: USGS public lecture on earthquake "prediction"

When: Thursday, April 28, 2011
12:00 p.m. — Lecture preview for USGS employees and reporters
7:00 p.m. — Public lecture

Where: U.S. Geological Survey
Building 3 Auditorium, 2nd-floor
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, California

Map and Directions: Menlo Park Science Center Campus Map

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