Seminar: Estimated Impact-based Alerts for Global Earthquakes from USGS’s PAGER System

Seminar by Dr. David Wald

In 2010, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began publicly releasing alerts following significant earthquakes around the globe based on estimates of potential casualties and economic losses. Quantifying earthquake impacts and communicating estimated loss (and their uncertainties) to the public, the media, humanitarian, and response communities are the culmination of several important new, evolving components of the PAGER system. This presentation by Dr. David Wald of the U.S. Geological Survey will provide an overview of the PAGER system, and focus on some of the aspects of the system pertinent to civil engineering audiences. Read the full abstract (pdf – 90 KB)

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Location: UC Berkeley, CITRIS Building, Room 630   Directions
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

How can I attend this seminar?

  1. – Attend in person at Room 630, Sutardja Dai Hall (CITRIS Building), UC Berkeley. Directions
  2. – A video of the presentation will be archived on PEER’s YouTube Account for viewing after the event.

The symposium is being organized by the PEER Center, and both the Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials (SEMM) Program and the Geoengineering (GEO) Program in UC Berkeley’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.