[unav_all] NOVA Earthquake show this week

Val Sloan sloan at unavco.org
Mon Jan 10 12:34:20 MST 2011

Dear UNAVCO Community,

A new episode on earthquakes including the events in Chile and Haiti is premiering this week on PBS television.  

It highlights several of UNAVCO's collaborators and projects, including Mike Bevis (OSU), Eric Calais (Purdue) and an appearance by UNAVCO's Freddy Blume.  

Tune in!  Check your local listings for times.
NOVA: Deadliest Earthquakes
NOVA website and trailer preview

The work of geologists measuring earthquakes in the aftermath of the 2010 quakes in Haiti and Chile is examined. In Haiti, a team of geologists hunts for evidence as to what caused the quake and the risks of a second quake. In 2010, several epic earthquakes delivered one of the worst annual death tolls ever recorded. The deadliest strike, in Haiti, killed more than 200,000 people and reduced homes, hospitals, schools, and the presidential palace to rubble. In exclusive coverage, a NOVA camera crew follows a team of U.S. geologists as they enter Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy. The team hunts for crucial evidence that will help them determine exactly what happened deep underground and what the risks are of a new killer quake. Barely a month after the Haiti quake, Chile was struck by a quake 100 times more powerful, unleashing a tsunami that put the entire Pacific coast on high alert. In a coastal town devastated by the rushing wave, NOVA follows a team of geologists as they battle aftershocks to measure the displacement caused by the earthquake. Could their work, and the work of geologists at earthquake hot spots around the U.S., one day lead to a breakthrough in predicting quakes before they happen? NOVA investigates compelling new leads in this profound scientific conundrum.
Richard Allen
Seismologist, UC Berkeley
Michael Bevis
Geophysicist, Ohio State University
Eric Calais
Seismologist, Purdue University
Ken Creager
Seismologist, University of Washington
Chris Goldfinger
Marine Geologist, Oregon State University
Tom Jordan
Director, SCEC
Bill McGuire
University College London
Frank Vernon
Seismologist, UC San Diego
Yumei Wang
Engineer, Oregon Department of Geology




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Program Director 
RESESS Internship
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