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I say Mt Redoubt ready, big time soon Check EQs happing now and recent. building to blow TOP? What do you see in data, check Seismographs? Ideas?  

posted 8/27/2014 8:32pm PST K.Walker


June 05, 2014

Keep an eye on the faults and area between Garlock fault, White Wolf fault Wheeler Ridge fault including Big Pine fault zones for increase in activity and or a large earthquake. I know it's a big area but it is a triangle wedge area that is under extreme strike-slip fault pressure from the San Andreas Fault southern systems and needs to move to relieve pressure on the Fault system. Keep track of EQs and depths on these faults. Notice any relations? 10km (6mi) depth of San Andreas Fault Get your disaster kits in order. 

April 30, 2014

California Faults Moved Quietly After Baja Quake

A new NASA study finds that a major 2010 earthquake in northern Mexico triggered quiet, non-shaking motions on several Southern California faults.

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Why The Earthquake Near San Francisco May Just Be The Start Of A Whole Lot Of Shaking

August 26, 2014 | Michael Snyder

If you thought that the earthquake that struck northern California on Sunday was something, just wait until you see what is coming in the years ahead. As you will read about below, we live at a time when earthquake activity is dramatically increasing.

 This is especially true of the "Ring of Fire" which runs roughly along the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. Approximately 81 percent of all big earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire, and the entire west coast of the United States falls within the danger zone. Over the past few years, we have seen huge earthquake after huge earthquake strike various areas along the Ring of Fire, but up until now the California coastline has mostly been spared. However, there are indications that this may be about to change in a big way.

 Early on Sunday, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the heart of wine country. It was the largest earthquake to hit northern California in 25 years. More than 120 people were injured, scores of buildings were damaged and Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency. It is being projected that the economic loss from this earthquake will exceed a billion dollars. Since the initial quake, there have been more than 60 aftershocks, and residents are very much hoping that the worst is over. The following is how the damage caused by the earthquake was described by CNN... "Everything and everyone in Napa was affected by the quake. My house, along with everybody else's, is a disaster. It looks like somebody broke in and ravaged the place, room by room." said CNN iReporter Malissa Koven, who was awakened by the shaking at about 3:20 a.m.  "Anything and everything that could fall, did," she said. The damage in Napa is "fairly significant," said Glenn Pomeroy, the CEO of the California Earthquake Authority, who surveyed the area Sunday afternoon.  "The downtown area is hardest hit, probably because of the age of construction down there," Pomeroy said. In the residential areas, he is "seeing a lot of chimneys that've come crashing down."  That sounds pretty bad, right?  But remember, this was only a 6.1 magnitude earthquake. As Wikipedia explains, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake would be many times more powerful... The Richter magnitude scale (also Richter scale) assigns a magnitude number to quantify the energy released by an earthquake. The Richter scale is a base-10 logarithmic scale, which defines magnitude as the logarithm of the ratio of the amplitude of the seismic waves to an arbitrary, minor amplitude.

 As measured with a seismometer, an earthquake that registers 5.0 on the Richter scale has a shaking amplitude 10 times greater than that of an earthquake that registered 4.0, and thus corresponds to a release of energy 31.6 times greater than that released by the lesser earthquake.  And the earthquake that happened on Sunday would not even be worth comparing to an 8.0 or a 9.0 quake. In fact, one study concluded that a 9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia fault could potentially produce a giant tsunami that would "wash away coastal towns"…If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California’s sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect.  A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a large swath of the Pacific coast. More than 100 bridges would be lost, power lines toppled and coastal towns isolated. Residents would have as few as 15 minutes notice to flee to higher ground, and as many as 10,000 would perish.  Scientists last year published this grim scenario for a massive rupture along the Cascadia fault system, which runs 700 miles off shore from Northern California to Vancouver Island.  And when we think about "the Big One" hitting California, most of the time we think about southern California. The most famous fault line in southern California is the San Andreas fault, but the truth is that many experts are far more concerned about the Puente Hills fault line. According to one seismologist, that is the fault that would be most likely to "eat L.A." and cause hundreds of billions of dollars in economic damage... Video simulations of a rupture on the Puente Hills fault system show how energy from a quake could erupt and be funneled toward L.A.'s densest neighborhoods, with the strongest waves rippling to the west and south across the Los Angeles Basin. According to estimates by the USGS and Southern California Earthquake Center, a massive quake on the Puente Hills fault could kill from 3,000 to 18,000 people and cause up to $250 billion in damage. Under this worst-case scenario, people in as many as three-quarters of a million households would be left homeless.  So don't get too excited about what happened on Sunday. Scientists assure us that it is only a matter of time before "the Big One" hits California.  In fact, the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit northern California on Sunday was not even the largest earthquake along the Ring of Fire this weekend. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook the area around Valparaiso, Chile on Saturday and a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck Peru on Sunday.  As I mentioned above, we have moved into a time when seismic activity is steadily rising. It has gotten to the point where even the mainstream media cannot ignore it anymore. For example, just check out the following excerpt from a recent CBS News report…The average rate of big earthquakes — those larger than magnitude 7 — has been 10 per year since 1979, the study reports. That rate rose to 12.5 per year starting in 1992, and then jumped to 16.7 per year starting in 2010 — a 65 percent increase compared to the rate since 1979. This increase accelerated in the first three months of 2014 to more than double the average since 1979, the researchers report.  Something is happening that scientists don't understand, and that is a little scary.  As I wrote about the other day, earthquake activity seems to particularly be increasing in the United States. While the west has been relatively quiet, the number of earthquakes in the central and eastern portions of the nation has quintupled over the past 30 years…According to the USGS, the frequency of earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. has quintupled, to an average of 100 a year during the 2011-2013 period, up from only 20 per year during the 30-year period to 2000.  Most of these quakes were minor, but research published by the USGS earlier this year demonstrated that a relatively minor magnitude 5.0 quake caused by wastewater injection after conventional oil drilling triggered a much bigger, 5.7 magnitude quake in Prague, Okla.

“We know the hazard has increased for small and moderate size earthquakes. We don’t know as well how much the hazard has increased for large earthquakes. Our suspicion is it has but we are working on understanding this,” said William Ellsworth, a scientist with the USGS.  What in the world could be causing this to happen?  Oklahoma, which used to rarely ever have significant earthquakes, has experienced over 2,300 earthquakes so far in 2014.

 That is absolutely staggering.  And of course volcanic activity has been rising all over the planet as well. In 2013, the number of eruptions around the globe set a new all-time high, and right now persistent rumbling under Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has much of Europe on alert... For more than a week the earth has been rumbling beneath Iceland’s looming Bardarbunga volcano. The almost continuous small earthquakes led the government to activate its National Crisis Coordination Centre this week and block off access to the largely uninhabited region around the Bardarbunga caldera.  Major airlines are making contingency plans for a potential eruption that could throw dust into the atmosphere and disrupt flight paths between North America and Europe.

 Some scientists are saying that if that volcano erupts, it "could trigger Britain’s coldest winter ever".  Clearly something is happening.  All over the world seismic activity is on the rise. That means that the shaking in California (and in much of the rest of the world) may soon get a whole lot worse.


Update: NW Nevada Earthquake Sequence, Dec 20, 2014
The figures show the time-series of the earthquake Magnitudes over time as the sequence has evolved and the cumulative number of events greater than or equal to Magnitude 1.0. The sequence began July 12, 2014 and has continued to present;
the noticable increase in the activity rate along with in the initial Magnitude 4 events began on November 6, 2014. Shown are the magnitude progression and cumulative number of events by Julian Day for 2014.
The University of Nevada Reno has located 2019 earthquakes great than or equal to Magnitude 1.0 in the Sheldon Wild Life Reserve in far NW Nevada. There have have been 14 earthquakes of Magnitude 4.0 and larger and 137 Magnitude 3.0 events. 




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Where to Install International Sites?

QuakeFinder has been installing sites overseas in order to obtain more earthquake samples. The “Ring of Fire” around the Pacific Ocean has traditionally had a high incidence of M5+ earthquakes.  Recently we performed an in-depth analysis of the global earthquake records.  Data from more than 140,000 earthquake events was extracted from the ISC/IRIS database, which span the time range from 1900-2012 and magnitude range from 5.0 to 9.5.  The data were binned into 1 deg. x 1 deg. grid squares, and the total number of earthquakes was generated for each. The 200 grid squares with the most seismic events are shown on the figure below, with red squares.


Most of the top 200 cells are in locations around the Pacific plate and adjoining tectonic structures. Areas such as Taiwan, already a modest part of the QuakeFinder network, are excellent choices. Northern Japan, Chile, and Sumatra are also strong candidates. Several potential areas in Indonesia (Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Western Papua), Mindanao in the Philippines, New Guinea, and New Britain are intensely seismic, but are also problematic from an infrastructure and access perspective (e.g. jungles). Afghanistan and Pakistan had relatively high scores, but political unrest there also makes installations difficult. This year we hope to expand our network into both Chile and Sumatra, and in 2014, these other hot spots may be targeted.




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Signals before Bitterwater M 5.3

There was a M5.3 quake on the San Andreas Fault on October 20, 2012. We have a site, Bitterwater, about 9.4 miles to the northwest of the epicenter.
The data below showed a short 2 day buildup of magnetic pulses on Oct 10-11.The M5.3 quake is shown with the dotted line at the right with a number of small quakes (red
diamonds) preceding the larger quake. The pulse activity lasted 2 days, whereas 3-6 days is expected for a quake of M6+.


32 Day Plot of Pulse counts- Bitterwater



24 hr plot of positive ion activity

The ion activity at this site was flat for months before and after the quake, but showed major activity starting 23 hours before the quake, similar to the 2007 M5.4 quake at Alum Rock.

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A comprehensive analysis of the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the Pacific Northwest coast confirms that the region has had numerous earthquakes over the past 10,000 years, and suggests that the southern Oregon coast may be most vulnerable based on recurrence frequency. Written by researchers at Oregon State University, and published online by the U.S. Geological Survey, the study concludes that there is a 40 percent chance of a major earthquake in the Coos Bay, Ore., region during the next 50 years. And that earthquake could approach the intensity of the Tohoku quake that devastated Japan in March of 2011. "The southern margin of Cascadia has a much higher recurrence level for major earthquakes than the northern end and, frankly, it is overdue for a rupture," said Chris Goldfinger, a professor in OSU's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and lead author of the study. "That doesn't mean that an earthquake couldn't strike first along the northern half, from Newport, Ore., to Vancouver Island.
"But major earthquakes tend to strike more frequently along the southern end -- every 240 years or so -- and it has been longer than that since it last happened," Goldfinger added. "The probability for an earthquake on the southern part of the fault is more than double that of the northern end."

"What is going on @ Hawaii" Watch for landslides on South side of the island...Vanuatu looks like gearing up to some huge earthquake and volcano activity  7M+ Quakes on the way!..Keep a watch on this area...Watch for quakes which may precede volcanic activity; can you see a difference in quake type?...Try reading graphs and displays.  Anyone looking at Methane releases from recent activity?

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Latest Update at Top of List. I try and update this page twice a day! With the latest series of quakes I hope it's not the begining of 5 and 6+ EQs starting on the West Coast! Think maybe it's the West Coast of U.S. and surrounding Area next? It all has to move! "I Believe Our Turn Has Started". Are we next on the list?

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Earthquake Danger on U.S. West Coast 
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What do you think? Get Your Kit Together!

There is continued movement along the Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean that is bad news for the American Coasts. Ninety per cent of Earthquakes and most volcanoes are in the Ring of Fire. If a major earthquake occurred in a major city, it would create tremendous damage. Last Wednesday, two giant quakes struck in Indonesia, one measuring a magnitude of 8.6. The Indonesia quakes are on strike-slip faults, the same type as in California. Two quakes hit with 6.5 in Mexico, and a 5.9 quake hit off the Oregon coast. Japan, Chile, Indonesia and New Zealand have all been hit by major earthquakes. In 2001, there were 137 earthquakes of magnitude 6.0 or greater and in 2011 there were 205 indicating a clear upward trend. This trend seems to be intensifying with numerous small magnitude quakes rattling California every day. It is very likely earthquakes of historic importance will strike the West Coast of the United States as well. 

"Predicted population increases in this century can be expected to translate into more people dying from earthquakes. There will be more individual earthquakes with very large death tolls as well as more people dying during earthquakes than ever before, according to a newly published study led by U.S. Geological Survey engineering geologist Thomas L. Holzer. 00

A new USGS Scientific Investigations Report. Evidence of past events and modeling of potential events suggest that tsunamis are significant threats to low-lying communities on the California coast. To reduce potential impacts of future tsunamis, officials need to understand how communities are vulnerable to tsunamis and where targeted outreach, preparedness, and mitigation efforts may be warranted.

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(note) Most quakes are migrating to depths closer to the surface along the West Coast, the surface needs to catch up with the deeper movements! Also it's not the number of quakes, it's the magnitude that has increased...! Hang On!! "PREPAIR YOUR DISASTER KITS!! for at least 2 weeks you'll be on your own". 

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Updated: 2016-09-17 15:43:26 (UTC)

50km NNW of Jayapura, Indonesia
2016-09-17 14:34:10 (UTC)
27.2 km
69km SE of Ofunato, Japan
2016-09-17 13:39:45 (UTC)
34.7 km
9km WNW of Belle Plaine, Kansas
2016-09-17 13:18:16 (UTC)
5.0 km
246km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji
2016-09-17 11:02:47 (UTC)
630.5 km
7km NE of Avenal, California
2016-09-17 10:48:20 (UTC)
19.2 km
6km NNE of Avenal, California
2016-09-17 09:41:52 (UTC)
17.4 km
97km S of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia
2016-09-17 09:29:53 (UTC)
107.7 km
9km SSE of Jauca, Puerto Rico
2016-09-17 09:24:32 (UTC)
4.0 km
26km WSW of Changji, China
2016-09-17 09:00:08 (UTC)
10.0 km
293km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
2016-09-17 08:28:54 (UTC)
10.0 km
9km WNW of Cobb, California
2016-09-17 08:14:35 (UTC)
1.9 km
22km SE of Hasaki, Japan
2016-09-17 07:35:53 (UTC)
9.4 km
38km W of Lae, Papua New Guinea
2016-09-17 07:09:44 (UTC)
114.4 km
53km NNW of Jayapura, Indonesia
2016-09-17 06:23:14 (UTC)
10.0 km
62km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
2016-09-17 06:20:44 (UTC)
98.0 km
11km S of Medford, Oklahoma
2016-09-17 06:18:53 (UTC)
2.8 km
11km N of Cherokee, Oklahoma
2016-09-17 06:08:08 (UTC)
2.5 km
45km W of Anchor Point, Alaska
2016-09-17 05:39:40 (UTC)
77.4 km
73km SW of Homer, Alaska
2016-09-17 05:19:14 (UTC)
57.6 km
32km W of Arauco, Chile
2016-09-17 03:55:57 (UTC)
17.7 km
20km NW of Medford, Oklahoma
2016-09-17 02:45:22 (UTC)
5.0 km
26km ESE of Emajagua, Puerto Rico
2016-09-17 02:39:55 (UTC)
11.0 km
7km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu
2016-09-17 02:31:59 (UTC)
36.8 km
66km SW of Pagaralam, Indonesia
2016-09-17 02:30:57 (UTC)
60.3 km
54km NNW of Jayapura, Indonesia
2016-09-17 02:06:35 (UTC)
10.0 km
48km NNW of Jayapura, Indonesia
2016-09-17 01:20:18 (UTC)
10.0 km
13km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic
2016-09-17 00:38:53 (UTC)
121.0 km
17km SSW of Sequim, Washington
2016-09-17 00:29:39 (UTC)
39.8 km
31km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma
2016-09-16 23:55:34 (UTC)
6.4 km
265km SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia
2016-09-16 23:28:25 (UTC)
55.8 km
226km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines
2016-09-16 23:04:19 (UTC)
315.6 km
189km WSW of Bella Bella, Canada
2016-09-16 19:46:53 (UTC)
10.0 km
Southwest Indian Ridge
2016-09-16 18:38:05 (UTC)
10.0 km
South of the Fiji Islands
2016-09-16 15:50:07 (UTC)
116.9 km


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A geophysicist is someone who studies the Earth using gravity, magnetic, electrical, and seismic methods. Some geophysicists spend most of their time outdoors studying various features of the Earth, and others spend most of their time indoors using computers for modeling and calculations. Some geophysicists use these methods to find oil, iron, copper, and many other minerals. Some evaluate earth properties for environmental hazards and evaluate areas for dams or construction sites. Research geophysicists study the internal structure and evolution of the earth, earthquakes, the ocean and other physical features using these methods. What are the types of geophysicists? What background do I need in high school? Questions? "Try the Following USGS Site" 

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At 10:00 am, Thursday November 13, southern California participated in the largest earthquake preparedness drill in U.S. history.


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Current digital images and air quality information from 15 national parks are part of the NPS air quality web camera network. Images are updated every 15 minutes. Air quality data—including ozone, particulate matter, visual range, and weather conditions—are updated hourly. Learn more about air quality and the national parks by exploring the webcam pages.

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PAGER (Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response) is an automated system that produces content concerning the impact of significant earthquakes around the world, informing emergency responders, government and aid agencies, and the media of the scope of the potential disaster. PAGER rapidly assesses earthquake impacts by comparing the population exposed to each level of shaking intensity with models of economic and fatality losses based on past earthquakes in each country or region of the world. Earthquake alerts – which were formerly sent based only on event magnitude and location, or population exposure to shaking – now will also be generated based on the estimated range of fatalities and economic losses.


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Quake Scenarios for your drill!

The Great ShakeOut began in Southern California in 2008 and has since spread to other states and other countries. Each drill is coordinated by regional organizations, which work together by sharing resources, best practices, and more. See the ShakeOut History page for details, including potential future drill locations.

If you would like to participate but are not in one of these areas, you can register for a drill near you, or for a drill on a date that works best for you. Each drill has many participants registered from other areas!

October 20, 2011:

The Great British Columbia ShakeOut
Over 500,000 participants registered (Jan. 2011: 470,000)

The Great California ShakeOut
8.4 million participants registered (2010: 7.9 million)

The Great Guam ShakeOut
Over 56,000 participants registered (2010: 38,000)

The Great Idaho ShakeOut
Over 83,000 participants registered

The Great Nevada ShakeOut
Over 190,000 participants registered (2010: 110,000)

The Great Oregon ShakeOut
Over 21,000 participants registered (Jan. 2011: 39,000)

February 7, 2012:

The Great Central U.S ShakeOut
Over 350,000 participants registered (2011: 3.1 million)

April 17, 2012:

The Great Utah ShakeOut
Over 350,000 participants registered

Past ShakeOut Drills (future date not yet set):

September 18, 2009

New Zealand's Great West Coast ShakeOut:
Over 8,300 participants registered

*Recent Earthquake Activity*

Keep an eye on the Oregon Coast..."Blanco Fracture Zone" "Parks Seamount Area"

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2012 Significant Earthquake and News Headlines Archive:

Starting in January 2009, the USGS National Earthquake Information Center no longer locates earthquakes smaller than magnitude 4.5 outside the United States, unless we receive specific information that the earthquake was felt or caused damage. The values in the tables for the most recent years may fluctuate due to magnitude updates during the review process. *As of 17 January 2012As more and more seismographs are installed in the world, more earthquakes can be and have been located. However, the number of large earthquakes (magnitude 6.0 and greater) has stayed relatively constant. See: Are Earthquakes Really on the Increase? According to long-term records (since about 1900), they expect about 17 major earthquakes (7.0 - 7.9) and one great earthquake (8.0 or above) in any given year.

Expect more of the same, will migrate to shallower depths and increase in magnitude and the possibility of Multiple Tsunamis! Look for this type of action all around the Ring of Fire. Look at data from this last year..expect movement all along "Area 1" Oregon, Washinton Coast, "Area 2" Southern San Andreas Fault, and "Area 3" between Fiji and South America,

Mother Nature is cleanning house and moving the carpet! We are in the way! She is churning the fires; also keep an eye on Ring volcanoes they have been and will continue to spout and erupt (all areas) mostly caused by subduction zone quakes. There are Three Areas around the Ring of Fire that are overdue to big movement "to catch up" with the continued and historical action taking place elsewhere! Can you guess where/ "Hint" look at Worldwide Earthquakes Past/Present where you don't see much action @

Anyone who lives on the coast around the Pacific and Hawaii is in possible danger in the coming months, be prepaired and ready to move quick pay attention to the news. U.S.G.S knows what is coming but keeping pretty quite..What about all the quakes in Hawaii big eruption on the way? Check it out you decide. Notice any relationships or patterns present between the West Coast U.S.A. and Yellowstone? How about the same question with New Madrid fault system?



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DEPARTMENT OF GEOPHYSICS RESEARCH School of Geology A.U.Th.(Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

The Department of Geophysics has developed research activity on environment-related fields (Seismology, Physics on the Earth's Interior and Applied Geophysics).

Teaching Activity, Research Activity




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Online Seismic Analysis Tools, Custom Hazard Mapping, Interactive Deaggregation, EQ Probability Mapping...and More!

National Geomagnetism Program

The mission of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Geomagnetism Program is to monitor the Earth’s magnetic field using ground-based observatories, the Program provides continuous records of magnetic field variations covering long timescales:


NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)

Provides scientific stewardship, products, and services for geophysical data from the Sun to the Earth and Earth's sea floor and solid earth environment, including Earth observations from space. Marine Geology, Bathymetry & Global Relief, Geomagnectic Data.

Interactive Quaternary Fault Web Mapping Application

Online Google Maps interface providing an interactive view of the Quaternary Faults for the entire United States.

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Seismosurfing the Internet for Earthquake Data Worldwide - Expanded Version Web connections to original seismic data or seismic research information. Global or composite earthquake information, research or special services Here:

All about earthquakes and geologic hazards of the Pacific Northwest: or

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NOAA's National Weatrher Service West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center

Science In Your Backyard: "California"


Overview: For Fiscal Year 2012, 49 Research Opportunities are being advertised (positions are to be filled depending on the availability of funds). The research opportunity title, proposed duty station, and Research Advisor(s) are listed below for each Research Opportunity, along with detailed descriptions, required qualifications, and the appropriate Human Resources Office contact.

Role of Research Advisors: Research Advisors are appointed for each Mendenhall Fellowship position to direct project work. The Advisors are USGS scientists with whom the Mendenhall Fellows would work most closely. They will also be involved with reviewing application packages and interviewing candidates. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Research Advisor(s) listed in the opportunity for further information regarding the Research Opportunity and are strongly urged to coordinate the development of their research proposals with the Research Advisor(s).

Role of Human Resources Office Contacts: The Human Resources Office listed in the opportunity will receive application materials, review the backgrounds of the final candidates to make sure they are qualified for the opportunities, forward them to the Research Advisors and hiring official for consideration, and make official job offers. The Human Resources Office is also available to provide information regarding the recruitment process and the status of applications.

Job Qualifications: Office of Personnel Management descriptions of the backgrounds required to perform the types of research listed in these opportunities. Other titles may be applicable depending on the applicant's background, education, and research proposal. The final classification of the position will be made by the Human Resources specialist in charge.

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IMAGE BELOW: (EMSC) European- Mediterranean Seismological Center and World Wide Earthquakes. "Very Nice Site and Information"

European, 2.0+mag. World Wide, 4.0+mag. Once Here click on an earthquake, go to Maps page many different and interactive maps including a 3D map. You may need to D/L Micrsoft Software  for a 3D expierence. Lets you zoom down to ground leval and zoom through the terrain as if you were there. Walk the canyons and explore fault zones or volcanos (my favorite) Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions. Leave questions at "Your Comments Page".

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