Congratulations to Helen Fricker who has been recognized by the AGU and will be presenting the John F. Nye Lecture at the fall meeting link here. Learn more about Helen's current work at polar.ucsd.edu.
Yehuda Bock and the rest of SOPAC have also been busy since the Ridgecrest Earthquakes shook So Cal. SOPAC computed coseismic offsets for the two events using the GAMIT/GLOBK software with 30s data from 109 continuous GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) stations within a radius of 160 km from the epicentral region. Click here.
Frank Vernon also spoke to reporters from the Times of San Diego about the recent EQs. The article "Recent Back-to-Back Earthquakes Don’t Signal ‘The Big One’" should reassure readers that the seismic activity in Ridgecrest is very unlikely to have any impact on the San Andreas fault. The full article is available here.
IGPP Research Geophysist Frank Vernon can be heard here on KPBS's Midday Edition discussing the July 4th (M6.4) and 5th (M7.1) Earthquakes near Ridgecrest. Vernon discusses the unusual strucure of the faultlines and their relation to other known faults.
Debi Kilb and her collaborators share an annoted NASA satellite graphic to commence a thoughtful article about the unique Ridgecrest fractured fault lines as well as how the quakes have had a catalyst-like seismic effect in the region.