Dept of Earth and Space Sciences /
What I do at work:
Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington
Affiliate Faculty, Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, Box 351310
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-1310
Phone: (206)543-4292 FAX: (206)543-0489
B.S. Geology, 1977, Boston College
- M.A. Geophysics, 1980, U.C. Berkeley
Images and Links
- PNW current earthquakes:- I create Reports, Catalogs, and Graphics and manage the PNSN web site.
- Public Information: I answer questions, write information sheets, create posters and presentations, and speak to groups.
- Research: I specialize in historical and especially pre-network PNW Earthquakes:
- Native Stories of Cascadia Subduction Megathrust Earthquakes
- Aug 12, 2002, University of Washington scientist probes Indian myth for tsunami clues - From AP
- June 19, 2002, "Tale of a whale in the river and the tide that never left
Ancient tribal stories may tell of quakes, tsunamis"
Seattle PI - by Tom Paulson
June 2, 2002 - "We live to tell the Tale" LA Times - by Renee Tawa on earthquake stories (requires registration)
- April, 2002 "Cascadia Megathrust Earthquakes in Pacific Northwest Indian Myths and Legends"- PDF file from "TsuInfo Alert" - a newsletter from the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program
- March 4, 2001, "Ancient legend returns to life in Seattle quake" USA Today
- March 2, 2001, "When Thunderbird battled Whale, the earth shook" Seattle PI - by Tom Paulson
- January 24, 2000 "Cascadia quakes: Tricentennial exposition" Bremerton Sun - by Chris Dunagan
- PNSN phase data:- I am the shepherdess of our flock of 70,000+ "pickfiles", where we store phase data (arrival times) for PNSN-located earthquakes since 1970.
- PNSN trace data:- I can answer questions about PNSN trace data - and you can retrieve the data yourself from IRIS-DMC.
- PNSN technical information:- Velocity models, station locations, station reversals, station corrections, weighting, earthquake location procedures, location accuracy, magnitude completeness levels - Ask me, I'm the expert!
- Earthquake Catfish -Namazu
Photo: copyright by Harry T. Halverson, Olympia, WA. According to Japanese folklore, earthquakes are caused by monster catfish (Namazu) that live under the island of Japan. In this scene, the people of Edo (now called Tokyo) are trying to punish two monster Namazu for causing the Ansei earthquake of 2 Oct. 1855.