Dr. Stephen S. Gao, professor of geolological sciences and engineering, will discuss “Earthquake prediction, recent large earthquakes, and the apparent increase in seismic activities over the past 15 years” at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, in Room 204 McNutt Hall.
A series of devastating earthquakes in the past several years has triggered widespread debates over whether the Earth has entered an unprecedented period of earthquake activity. Is Mother Nature out of control? What is the current status of earthquake prediction? Statistically, how significant is the recent increase in activity? Gao will address those questions and more during his presentation.