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Recent Presentations

The 2014 William B. Joyner Lecture: Ground-Motion Prediction Equations: Past, Present, and Future (6.5 Mb). The link is to the latest version of the 2014 William B. Joyner Lecture. The lecture has been presented at the New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico (April 17, 2014); the USGS, Menlo Park, California (April 23, 2014); the 2014 SSA meeting in Anchorage, Alaska (May 01, 2014); Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Istanbul, Turkey (October 20, 2014); the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece (October 24, 2014); UCLA, Westwood, California (November 18, 2014); University of Utah (March 4, 2015); SMIP15 Symposium, Davis, California (October 22, 2015). Aside from gradual improvements in some of the figures, the main differences in the lectures are the deaggregations of the hazard maps, specific to the site of each lecture (with the exception of the lectures in Greece and Turkey, which used the deaggregations for Anchorage, Alaska).

Deterministic Seismic Ground Motions and the PEER NGA Ground Motion Prediction Equations (GMPEs) (8.7 Mb). A talk presented at EERI Utah Chapter Short Course on Seismic Ground Motions, West Jordan, Utah, March 05, 2015

What Do Ground-Motion Prediction Equations Tell Us About Motions Near Faults? (5.3 Mb). A talk presented at 40th Workshop of the International School of Geophysics on PROPERTIES AND PROCESSES OF CRUSTAL FAULT ZONES, Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Sicily, Italy, May 18-24, 2013

Comparisons of Darfield and Christchurch Ground Motions with NGA-W1 GMPEs (2.1 Mb). A talk presented at the Workshop on Update of Pacific Northwest Portion of the U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps (NSHMs), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 22 March 2012.

Ground-motion prediction equations for central and eastern North America (1.7 Mb). A talk presented at the Blue Castle Licensing Project (BCLP) Senior Seismic Hazard Analysis Committee (SSHAC) Workshop No. 2, in Lafayette, California, 29 February 2012.

Mapping earthquake hazard in the United States (26 Mb). A talk presented to the Geology Department, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 9 March 2004.