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Media Advisory: South Napa Earthquake Science Briefing
Released: 9/3/2014 2:30:43 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communications and Publishing
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 119
Reston, VA 20192
Susan  Garcia 1-click interview
Phone: 650-346-0998

Leslie  Gordon 1-click interview
Phone: 650-329-4006

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Members of the news media are invited to attend a scientific briefing at the U.S. Geological Survey to summarize what has been learned about and from the August 24 magnitude 6 South Napa Earthquake

This is a technical briefing by and for scientists, but members of the news media are welcome to sit in. Individual scientists will be available for one-on-one interviews at appropriate times during the two-hour briefing.


Science briefing among researchers to share current knowledge and ongoing work studying the M6 South Napa Earthquake of August 24.

Subjects to be covered include:

  • Earthquake sequence and aftershock probabilities.
  • Earthquake early warning system.
  • Surface rupture & ground failure.
  • Geodetic signature & fault rupture models.
  • Ground motions.
  • Aftershock seismic instrument deployment.
  • Damage assessment.

USGS geologists, geophysicists, and seismologists.

Additional scientists and engineers from other institutions such as the California Geological Survey, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Stanford, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Pacific Gas & Electric, California Earthquake Authority, and others have been invited, but this is not a confirmed list of speakers.


Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon PDT


U.S. Geological Survey
Main Auditorium, Bldg. 3, 2nd floor
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, Calif.


The meeting will be streamed over the web, and archived for later viewing. If you have trouble with the streaming video, call 650-329-4735.


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