||April 5, 2001
GSA Release No. 01-08
Geologists Will Explore New Earthquake Findings April 911
About 900 U.S. and international geoscientists will discuss updates and unanswered
questions about the Northridge quake as well as new earthquake possibilities in
southern California at a joint meeting
of the Cordilleran Section of the Geological Society of America (GSA) and the
Pacific Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). In
addition, geoscientists will report on a range of topics from the future of the
Salton Sea to the role of Asia as the youngest continent in earth evolution. Scientists
from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will share new findings on the polar ice caps
of Mars and new images of Mercury's south pole.
The meeting takes place April 9-11, 2001, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel,
Universal City, California. Geologists from the Department of Geological Sciences,
California State University, Northridge, and the San Joaquin Geological Society
in Bakersfield will host the meeting.
Two special presentations of general interest will take place Monday and Tuesday,
April 9 and 10, from 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. in Studio I/II of the Sheraton Universal.
On Monday, Tanya Atwater of UC Santa Barbara, a world-renowned expert in the field
of plate tectonics, will discuss "Sliding and Spinning How our Plates
Have Moved Over the Past 30 Million Years." Tuesday evening, Kate Hutton of
CalTech will discuss "Rockin' and Rollin' in Southern California What's
Shaking and How we Measure It."
Registration is complimentary for media representatives who wish to attend these or other sessions. If you are interested but unable to attend, you are encouraged to conduct advance interviews with scientists on an embargoed basis, with release dates coinciding with their presentation dates.