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September Lecture: Earthquake Early Warning Systems (Bill Burgel)

  • Cramer Hall, Portland State University 1721 Southwest Broadway Portland, OR, 97201 United States (map)
 Railway after 2010 Canterbury New Zealand quake (NZ Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Management)

Railway after 2010 Canterbury New Zealand quake (NZ Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Management)

Bill Burgel will speak on the topic of Earthquake Early Warning Systems. His presentation will focus on efforts to provide extremely quick and accurate information of a seismic event especially Magnitude 5.0 and higher to businesses and communities so that they can react to minimize the extent of earthquake damage and/or loss of life.

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Bill Burgel spent 48 years in Railroad Industry after receiving his MS in Structural Geology from Idaho State University and his BS in Engineering from the University of Michigan, with a minor in Geologic Oceanography.