In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Priyank Jaiswal, Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Jaiswal discusses the recent SEG near-surface event, Forum on Infrastructure, and how geophysics can play a role in this critical area. Andrew and Dr. Jaiswal discuss the potential threats to infrastructure from low-level earthquakes, how citizens and public officials can monitor and address the impact, and how geophysicists can contribute to the safety of infrastructure.
Show notes and links at https://seg.org/podcast.
lateral saddle . An adoral inflection of a suture of a nautiloid or ammonoid shell between the ventral and dorsal lobes; in coiled conchs, lateral saddles may be external or internal according to whether they are on the flanks or dorsal areas (TIP, 1964, pt. K, p.57).
A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), S. 1768, was sent to the President’s desk on 27 November 2018. NEHRP was established by the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 to improve the understanding of earthquakes and their effects, develop methods to reduce the impacts of earthquakes, and improve communities’ earthquake resilience.
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) logo; Credit: nehrp.gov
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