Spinning Logic #125 – Thomas Heaton

Spinning Logic #125 – Thomas Heaton

Thomas Heaton is a Professor of Geophysics, Professor of Civil Engineering and the Director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory. His research has principally focused on seismology and earthquake physics, with emphasis on earthquake rupture dynamics, earthquake early warning and strong ground motion. In this podcast we discuss the changing landscape of seismology, the effects of fracking and the largest earthquakes and tsunamis in history. By the end you will discover the chances of the “the big one” hitting are higher than you think and in a place you didn’t realize was in such danger.

Guest: Connect with Professor Heaton by visiting his website and read up on his latest research at heaton.caltech.edu.

Show Notes:

• Oklahoma earthquake reignites concerns that fracking wells may be the cause

• When Lake Mead rapidly filled up, quakes followed

• World’s Largest Recorded Earthquake

• The Great M9.2 Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami of March 27, 1964

• 1946 Aleutian Islands earthquake

• 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

• The Orphan Tsunami of 1700

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