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Rob Hawman

Rob Hawman


2018-01-24

I got into geology originally because I was always fascinated by the history of the earth.
Science Fair season is coming soon, giving students a chance to explore hands-on science. (Photo by Molly Tedesche)

Education Corner


2018-01-24

Science Fair season is coming soon, giving students a chance to explore hands-on science. (Photo by Molly Tedesche)

In every inSights issue, we feature a few of the dozens of

Spatial variation in slip rate during 1984-1998 inferred from characteristically repeating microearthquakes. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake led to a long-term acceleration of fault slip. The yellow star is the 1998 Mw 5.1 SJB earthquake.

Creeps and starts on the San Andreas fault near San Juan Bautista


2017-11-10

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P472: Engineering for Earthquakes

P472: Engineering for Earthquakes


2017-10-16

PBO Station Highlight October 2017
EarthScope inSights header

EarthScope Announcements


2017-10-16

inSights Fall 2017
Teaching Teachers at Alaska Earthquake Center, Fairbanks. (Credit M.Agopian)

Education Corner


2017-10-12

In every InSights issue, ESNO features two of the dozens of tools, modules, and activities that utilize EarthScope data to benefit a wide variety of users (K–12, university educators, informal programs like museums or after-school programs).
Looking up from below and northward along the San Andreas fault zone in the vicinity of the SAFOD core. The drill site, marked by a star, is projected on the green and tan ground surface. Multiple strands of the San Andreas fault are mapped with black lines. The red path of the main SAFOD line intersects the fault at depth, where numerous earthquakes (shown as white balls) happen continuously. (Image from L. Blair, U.S. Geological Survey)

Tracking the Fluids in a Weak Fault


2017-10-12

EarthScope’s San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth reveals the pathways of fluids carried along the fault’s fracture network
Elliot Wilson of Pioneer Earthworks operates the drill at Alaska Transportable Array station D27M. (Photo by Max Enders, IRIS).

EarthScope's Transportable Array Spans Alaska, the Last Frontier


2017-10-12

Elliot Wilson of Pioneer Earthworks operates the drill at Alaska Transportable Array station D27M. Photo by Max Enders, IRIS.

Loading gear at Beluga Lake. (credit: S.Tewksbury)

A Writing Intern in the Field


2017-10-11

As the science writing intern for the EarthScope National Office, field work is not generally a part of my job.
Access to SALMON station SALA in western Cook Inlet, showing challenging conditions. At high tide, all the rocks in view are underwater. Here a three-wheeler pulling a trailer is being driven onto the boat at a falling tide. Note the typical bluffs in the background; these bluffs posed challenging access to sites on top.(Credit C.Tape)

By road, boat, plane and helicopter: Creating a remote seismic measurement network


2017-10-03

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