Fellows' Presentation

Where We Stand in Earthquake Prediction

Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstitutePhoto by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Marine A. Denolle RI '19

Free and open to the public.


At the Radcliffe Institute, Marine Denolle is attempting to quantify how much the earth’s surface and its soft soils are affecting the rupture of large earthquakes. She is studying the fundamental theory of inelastic response of soils during earthquakes and its role in absorbing seismic energy. She plans to then observe large earthquakes, measure the amount of energy radiated at the surface by those large earthquakes, and compare these estimates to those from deep earthquakes to validate the theory.