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MOVE Special Briefing – Earthquakes and the Potential for Future Earthquake Damage in the United States

May 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

The widely felt vibrations from the recent M 4.8 earthquake in New Jersey has many people wondering: where do earthquakes occur and what do we need to understand about future earthquakes and their potential impacts? In this talk, we aim to address these questions. We will describe where past earthquakes have occurred in the United States and their association with faults and other tectonic features. You will learn about current approaches to earthquake forecasting and seismic hazard analysis, how seismic shaking varies across the country, and ways that earthquakes cause damage through ground shaking, ground failure, aftershocks, and even tsunamis. We will review the recent M 4.8 – 2024 Tewksbury, New Jersey Earthquake and what we can learn from this east coast seismic event. Finally, we will share select examples from a post-earthquake reconnaissance trip to Turkey following the 2023 Turkey-Syria earthquakes.

Sponsored by the IEEE MOVE Weather Team

Co-sponsored by: IEEE-USA MOVE Program

Speaker(s): Dr. John Stamatakos , Dr. Kristin Ulmer

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/418608