SSA Print Logo Seismological Society of America
Skip to Content

Earthquake Debates

One highlight of 2010's SSA Annual Meeting was the Earthquake Debates session in which six invited speakers debated important issues in earthquake science.

On the three pages linked below we present videos of each of the debates as well as links to downloadable PDFs of the debaters' PowerPoint presentations.


Debate #1: A Discussion of Elastic Rebound, Earthquake Recurrence and Characteristic Earthquakes

W. L. ELLSWORTH
U. S. Geological Survey
Menlo Park, CA
& R. J. WELDON II
Dept. of Geological Sciences
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Debate #2: The Case for Gutenberg-Richter Scaling on Faults vs. Do Large Earthquakes on Faults Follow a Gutenberg-Richter or Characteristic Distribution?: A Characteristic View

M. T. PAGE
U. S. Geological Survey
Pasadena, CA
& D. P. SCHWARTZ
U. S. Geological Survey
Menlo Park, CA

Debate #3: Applications of Earthquake Simulators to Assessments of Earthquake Probabilities vs. Barriers to the Use of Physics-Based Seismicity Simulators in Seismic Hazards Assessments

J. DIETERICH
UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
& A. J. MICHAEL
U. S. Geological Survey
Menlo Park, CA

 


Permission to make use of the videos and presentations contained on these pages is granted according to the same terms outlined for use of papers and other materials published in SSA journals at http://www.seismosoc.org/publications/permissions.php.



[ Back ]

 

Last Modified: 2010 Jun 07

Web: www.seismosoc.org