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Media Advisory: Catastrophic Earthquakes – In a Crowded World
Free USGS Public Lecture April 24
Released: 4/22/2014 2:00:00 PM

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April Public Lecture Flyer.
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MENLO PARK, Calif. — Why have there been so many catastrophic earthquakes at the beginning of the 21st century? On April 24th, USGS Research Geologist Thomas Holzer will tell us the history and future of earthquake death tolls, and the urbanization of the planet. Find out what makes modern megacities vulnerable to natural hazards.


Thomas L. Holzer, USGS Research Geologist


Slide-show-illustrated presentation: Catastrophic Earthquakes – In a Crowded World


Thursday, April 24, 2014
7 p.m.—Public lecture open to all
(evening presentation will be live-streamed over the Internet)
Speaker is available on Wednesday for media inquiries


U.S. Geological Survey
Building 3 Auditorium, second floor
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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