Workshop Public Lecture

workshop associated with this lecture

Modern Methods of Observing Earthquakes:
What We Have Learned about Haiti and Chile using Seismology and Space Observations
(video) (Ustream recording) (Fox coverage)

8:00 - 9:30pm - March 30, 2010
Beckman Auditorium
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125

This public lecture provided an overview of the results obtained from analyzing the information gathered on the recent earthquakes which struck Haiti (January 12, Mw 7.0) and Chile (February 27, Mw 8.8). We discussed what has been learned on those earthquakes from seismology, observations made from satellite systems and field observations. We also discussed how space techniques could in the future improve earthquakes monitoring and help mitigate their effects. Download Flyer (pdf)

Lucile Jones
Chief Scientist, Multi Hazards Project - U. S. Geological Survey, Pasadena
Visiting Associate - Geology and Planetary Sciences (GPS) Division, Caltech


  • Mark Simons, Professor of Geophysics - Caltech (pdf)
  • Anthony Sladen, Research Seismologist - Caltech
  • Rich Briggs, Research Geologist - U.S. Geological Survey, Golden, Colorado
  • Ken Hudnut, Geophysicist, U. S. Geological Survey, & Visiting Assoc. in GPS Division, Caltech
  • Eric Fielding, Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

(video) (Ustream recording) (Fox coverage)

For questions contact: Michele Judd


U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Geological Survey

The Planetary Society

The Planetary Society