2018 Lawson Lecture

The HayWired earthquake scenario

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
4:30-6:30 pm
UC Berkeley
Memorial Stadium, University Club

Since 2003, the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory has been hosting a public lecture series in honor of Professor Andrew Lawson on earthquakes and earthquake science. This year the lecture will be a panel discussion with the lead authors of the HayWired scenario. The audience will learn about the likely impacts from a large earthquake in the east bay and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the scientists.

View recent Lawson Lectures

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Previous Lawson Lectures:

  • 4/26/2017
    • "The Future of Past Earthquakes: Insights into Earth Behavior from Earthquake Geology and Paleoseismology"
    • Dr. David P. Schwartz, USGS
    • (No video available)
  • 4/16/2016
    • "Earthquakes: Predicting the Inevitable"
    • Stefan Wiemer, Swiss Seismological Service; Emily Brodsky, UC Santa Cruz; Richard Allen, BSL
    • Watch the Lecture on YouTube
  • 4/29/2015
  • 4/16/2014
    • "A California view of the 1964 Alaska earthquake: Lessons learned, forgotten, and relearned about reducing tsunami vulnerability"
    • Dr. Lori Dengler, Humboldt State University
    • Watch the Lecture on YouTube
  • 4/08/2013
    • "Warning California: Science and Technology to Reduce the Growing Earthquake Threat"
    • Dr. Richard Allen, BSL
  • 4/25/2012
    • "Earthquakes from the Top to the Bottom of the Magnitude Scale: Insights into Earthquake Physics from EarthScope"
    • Dr. William Ellsworth, USGS
  • 5/04/2011
    • "Two Earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand: Lessons for California "
    • Dr. Mary Comerio, UC Berkeley
  • 4/28/2010
    • "The Haiti Earthquake of 12 January 2010: A Geologic Perspective"
    • Dr. Carol Prentice, USGS
  • 4/14/2009
    • "Building Resilient Communities: Fresh Challenges for Earthquake Professionals"
    • Chris Poland, Degenkolb Engineers
  • 4/09/2008
    • "A tectonic time bomb in our backyard: Earthquake potential of the Hayward fault"
    • Dr. Roland Burgmann, UC Berkeley
  • 4/24/2007
    • "The Parkfield 2004 Earthquake: Lessons From the Best-Recorded Quake in History"
    • Dr. Andy Michael, USGS Menlo Park
  • 4/15/2006
    • "Designing For Disaster: The UC Berkeley Seismic Retrofit Program"
    • Dr. Mary Comerio, UC Berkeley
  • 4/18/2005
    • "The 2004 Giant Earthquake and Tsunami: Observations and Lessons Learned"
    • Dr. Barbara Romanowicz, UC Berkeley
  • 4/21/2004
    • "Earthquake Conversations"
    • Dr. Ross Stein, USGS
  • 4/22/2003
    • "New Earthquake Probabilities for the San Francisco Bay Area: What you should know"
    • Dr. David Schwartz, USGS