Media Advisory 06-014
Lecture: "The Next Giant Sumatran Earthquake: From Science to Human Welfare"
April 18, 2006
On Monday, April 24, 2006, geologist Kerry Sieh of the California Institute of Technology will be at the National Science Foundation to deliver a special lecture on the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami of December 26, 2004--an event that ranks as one of the worst natural disasters in human history.
In his presentation, Sieh will talk about his own experiences as a researcher in the area during the immediate aftermath of the catastrophe. He will explain his conclusion that regions of the Earth previously thought to be at low risk of such events may actually be at high risk. And he will share his thoughts about what is required to protect the people living in those regions.
WHO: Geologist Kerry Sieh
WHAT: NSF Earth Sciences Special Lecture:
The Next Giant Sumatran Earthquake: From Science to Human Welfare
WHEN: Monday, April 24th, 2006, 1:00 P.M. EDT
WHERE: Room 110
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22230
Cheryl Dybas, NSF, (703) 292-7734, firstname.lastname@example.org
NSF Special Report: After the Tsunami: http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/tsunami/index.jsp
Tsunami Study Forces Rethinking of Quake Theory: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=106726&org=NSF&from=news
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