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SDAG Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Location: Bay City Brewery Co
3760 Hancock St, San Diego, CA 92110


happy hour
5:30pm -
Social hour  

Menu: Tacos.
6:30pm -

Cost: $35.00 for non-members, $30.00 for members, $20.00 for students. ***If you reserve no later than August 13th by noon you will get a drink ticket for a free beer*** No discounts for drink tickets not used.
if pre-registered by the deadline, $5 extra if you did not make a reservation. Click the SDAG member checkbox on the reservation form if you are a member.

Reservations: Make your reservation online by clicking the button below no later than NOON, Monday, August 13 RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER Monday at noon. Late reservations/cancellations are preferred over walk-ins or no-shows. Fees payable at the meeting or pre-pay with PayPal.
As a new payment option, there will be a phone credit card reader at the meeting.

If you are a current SDAG member and are not getting e-mail announcements,
make sure the SDAG secretary has your correct e-mail address.

7:30pm - 8:30

Speaker: Dr. Alan Hull, Senior Practice Leader at Golder Associates, Irvine, CA


Abstract: It is almost 50 years since the California Legislature passed the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act in response to the damage from the 1971 San Fernando earthquake and surface fault rupture. While California's strict zoning and regulatory response have not been replicated elsewhere in the world, governments and key industries worldwide have developed standards and guidelines to try and mitigate the shaking and surface rupture hazards posed by tectonically active faults. In parallel, science has greatly increased our understanding of coseismic faulting and the intensity of earthquake shaking. There are now methods and models to quantify the ground shaking and surface rupture potential, including the associated uncertainties.

This presentation uses examples from around the world to illustrate ways the mining, oil and gas and pipeline industries approach the potential impact of surface fault rupture and related hazards in their developments. The examples will be used to explore how faults at sites from both seismically active and quiescent areas are evaluated, and how the results, including uncertainties, are incorporated into probabilistic and deterministic models. Case studies will show the variety of regulatory approaches used within and beyond California; and to explore the needs of engineers and regulators from new scientific developments.

Dr. Alan Hull is a Senior Practice Leader at Golder Associates in Irvine, CA. Alan is a geologist who focuses on paleoseismology, earthquake hazard assessment and the importance of seismically active faults in engineering analysis in design. Prior to joining Golder in 2001, Alan spent 20 years with the New Zealand Geological Survey (now GNS Science) undertaking basic and applied paleoseismic research from fault trenching and marine terrace studies. His consulting assignments for mining, oil and gas, government, and utility clients have been to understand the hazards from potentially seismogenic faults, probabilistic seismic hazard analyses (PSHA); and the engineering geology at sites in Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, North and South America; and the South Pacific. Alan has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous client-focused reports. Alan was a member of the 2016-2018 Expert Panel supporting the update of California Geological Survey SP 42-- Earthquake Fault Zones: A Guide for Government Agencies, Property Owners/Developers, and Geoscience Practitioners for Assessing Fault Rupture Hazards in California.

Upcoming SDAG meetings - 2018

September: TBD

October: No Meeting - Annual Field Trip

November: TBD

Meetings are usually scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday evening of the month. Meeting information on this website is normally updated the second week of the month.

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