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September 21, 2017

How to Make an Earthquake

A conversation with

Rall Walsh, PhD

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Registration 5-5:15pm
Welcome & Talk 5:30-6:15pm
Q&A 6:15-6:45pm

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HanaHaus

456 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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How to Make an Earthquake

Summary: Starting in 2009, 8% of Oklahoma's land area had about half of the earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains. I'll talk about these earthquakes and their relationship to injection operations, differentiating between water disposal and hydraulic fracturing. I'll show an assessment of the known faults in Oklahoma and how we can tell which ones have more potential to be pushed to slip in an earthquake. Lastly I ll talk about how we've developed technology to help the energy industry identify and avoid these faults.

About the speaker
Rall Walsh has a Ph.D. from the Stanford Center for Induced and Triggered Seismicity. He researches induced earthquakes in the central US, and how to manage them.

Café Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. The Café provides a forum for debating science issues outside a traditional academic context. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable - all spoken in plain English. There is no admission charge to attend our events. Building on its great success outside the United States, Café Scientifique Silicon Valley is the first such Café on the West Coast.  We meet monthly to discuss a variety of science topics.