2011 Virginia Earthquake, Dr. Horton, USGS, AEG-BWH Meeting, Thursday, March 19

Geologists and students:

I want to personally invite you and your colleagues to the March 19, 2015 AEG-BWH meeting featuring Dr. Wright Horton of the USGS. He will be speaking on: 2011 Virginia Earthquake and Its Significance for Seismic Hazards in the Eastern United States. The meeting is at Amphora Diner Deluxe in Herndon. Please register immediately via email to Patrick Hastings at AEGBWHSecretary. Below is the full notice.

Steve Stokowski, PG
Chairman, AEG-BWH
508-259-3536

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Notice of Meeting

Announcement from the BWH Section of the
Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists

Date: Thursday March 19, 2015

(http://www.aegweb.org)
SECTION MEETING
Baltimore MD – Washington DC – Harrisburg PA

TOPIC: 2011 Virginia Earthquake and Its Significance for Seismic Hazards in the Eastern United States

ABSTRACT:
A new book on “The 2011 Mineral, Virginia, Earthquake, and Its Significance for Seismic Hazards in Eastern North America” <http://specialpapers.gsapubs.org/content/509> has chapters on a variety of geoscience and engineering aspects. The Mw ~5.8 Mineral, Virginia, earthquake of 2011 was the largest to occur in the Appalachian region in more than 100 years. It was felt over much of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada, caused significant damage from central Virginia to the National Capital Region, and was responsible for the automatic safe shutdown of a nuclear power station. It invigorated interest in earthquake processes, hazards, and preparedness along the Eastern Seaboard, and responses of the science and engineering communities to this rare event serve as models for responding to future events. The earthquake provided important new seismologic, engineering, geologic, hydrologic, and geophysical data that contribute to the understanding of earthquakes in eastern North America and to better assessment and mitigation of seismic hazards. This collection of 23 chapters makes these results available for geoscientists, engineers, and decision makers interested in understanding earthquakes and seismic hazards in eastern North America and other intraplate settings. As lead editor of the book and author of several chapters, Wright will present some highlights.
RELATED GRAPHICS:
Front cover: http://specialpapers.gsapubs.org/content/509
Map of ENA quakes Mw ≥5.8 (Fig. 1 of Ch. 1): http://www.geosociety.org/graphics/media/2014/1485-509F1.jpg
Damage:
http://gallery.usgs.gov/photos/07_14_2014_nr3Umy8LKf_07_14_2014_0
http://gallery.usgs.gov/photos/07_14_2014_nr3Umy8LKf_07_14_2014_1
http://gallery.usgs.gov/photos/01_09_2014_b27Iym3XXs_01_09_2014_0

PRESENTER:
Wright is a USGS Research Geologist based in Reston, Virginia. He has years of experience in southern and central Appalachian geology, served as co-leader of the USGS Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater Project, explored and mapped pre-Cretaceous terranes and basins beneath the Atlantic Coastal Plain, and recently became involved in Virginia earthquake studies. A Fellow of the Geological Society of America, he earned a B.S. from Furman University, and M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

2014-15 AEG-BWH OFFICERS

Chair: Steve Stokowski, AEG BWH, (508) 259-3536, Ettringite@aol.com
Vice Chair: William Mikalik, Applied Environmental, Inc.,
703-282-0835, wmikalik@appenv.com
Secretary/Treasurer: Patrick Hastings, Seismic Surveys Inc.,
240-578-1981, AEGBWHSecretary@gmail.com

MEETING INFORMATION:

DATE: Thursday March. 18, 2015
TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

LOCATION

Amphora Diner Deluxe
1151 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170

Below is the Google Map link to Amphora Restaurant
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Amphora%27s+Diner+Deluxe/@38.963723,-77.397156,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x271fbd94712cda5b
Parking is where you can find it at the restaurant.

COST (dinner & mtg):
Bring personal or company check or cash to the meeting and pay treasurer
before presentation.
Members: $40
Non-members: $45
Students: $25

MEETING SCHEDULE:

6:00 to 7:00 pm Social, Networking and Registration
7:00 to 7:45 pm Dinner
7:45 to 8:45 pm Presentation, Questions, Closing Statements

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve a seat, please email Patrick Hastings by TUESDAY, March 17,
2015 at AEGBWHSecretary.

AEG-BWH 2015 Upcoming Meetings/Field Trips
April 18 (Saturday) – AEG-BWH Spring Symposium (NEW! and at James Madison
University)
May 21 – Mr. David Fenster (Location Vienna, VA.)

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