The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) sent a reconnaissance team to Mexico City in October 2017 to learn about the Mexican earthquake early warning system and its performance in the September 2017 earthquakes. Team members pictured (right to left) Richard Allen, Scott Miles (U. Washington), Diego Otegui (U. Delaware) and Elizabeth Cochran (USGS).
Richard meeting with Representative Adam Schiff of California in his D.C. office to update him on the progress of earthquake early warning in the US. April 2017.
Richard gives a talk at CalDay on "Fueling Innovations in Earthquake Preparedness” in April 2017. What will you change #inthisgen?
Diego Melgar, formerly a postdoctoral fellow in the group and now a researcher, received the Charles Richter Early Career Award from the Seismological Society of America in April, 2017.
MyShake lights up the world! Map of the locations of all the phones that have installed MyShake in the first year - Happy 1st Birthday MyShake. February 2017.
Graduate student William Hawley publishes his 3D image of the Cascadia subduction zone in Science. In it he reveals an accumulation of low velocity material beneath the hinge of the subduction zone that is interpreted as accumulated low viscosity material separating the oceanic lithosphere from the mantle below. September 2016.
Demonstration video to illustrate how earthquake early warning would work in the US. This video was prepared and first shown at the White House Earthquake Resiliency summit in February 2016.
Graduate student Cheng Cheng (left) celebrating with other students after completing his exit seminar.
Richard introducing the concept of earthquake early warning at the White House Earthquake Resiliency Summit in February 2016.
Richard with John Holdren, President Obama’s Science Advisor, chatting before the Earthquake Resiliency summit at the White House in February 2016.
Graduate student Robert Martin-Short published his observations of mantle flow beneath the Juan de Fuca plate in Nature Geoscience. He interprets them to indicate a decoupling between portions of the Juan de Fuca plate and the mantle below. December 2015.
Overview map of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the Cascadia Initiative seismic deployment. The Cascadia Initiative will study plate tectonic processes across the entire Jan de Fuca plate including the creation and destruction of the plate, and earthquake processes along the megathrust.
Richard’s group BBQ. May 2015
Two weeks after the Napa earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area, the Berkeley Seismology Lab hosted the Third International Earthquake Early Warning meeting to discuss progress in early warning research and the path to a public system in the United States. Participating in the opening session (pictured here) where (left to right) Richard Allen, state Sen. Jerry Hill, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, state Sen. Alex Padilla, Office of Emergency Services director Mark Ghilarducci, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and USGS acting director Suzette Kimball.
Rachel Maddow featured the successful warning provided by ShakeAlert for the August 24, 2014, magnitude 6.0 Napa earthquake. This event was another proof-of-concept event for early earthquake warning in the United States.
The Science Team on the R/V Thompson during one of the Cascadia Initiative cruises to recover seismic stations from the sea floor. Richard was co-chief scientist along with Maya Tolstoy from Columbia. Graduate students Robert Martin-Short and William Hawley were also on the team.
Tom Cruise Blog - 11 days at sea from a student perspective. Watch the daily video blog that the students on board the R/V Thompson made. Full Playlist