SUSAN E. HOUGH
U.S. Geological Survey, Pasadena, California

RECENT PUBLICATIONS


Induced Quakes Shake Less: 2014 BSSA article
New Madrid Seismic Zone: Not dead yet: 2014 Science article
Traditional vs DYFI Intensities: 2014 BEEE article
Anatomy of earthquake damage distributions: 2013 BSSA article
Missing Great Earthquakes: 2013 JGR article
Estimating PGA from rigid body displacement: 2012 BSSA Article
Shaking distribution of the 2011 Mineral, VA, earthquake: 2012 SRL Article
US newspaper accounts of 1843 Lesser Antilles EQ: 2012 Earthquake Lites feature
1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes: 2011 JGR article
The Magnitude of the Problem: 2011 SRL Opinion
Localized damage in Port-au-Prince: Nature Geoscience article (en francaise)
Fieldwork in Port-au-Prince: The backstory
Historical earthquakes in India: 2010 BSSA article
A Seismological Retrospective of the Brady-Spence Prediction: 1/2010 SRL article
Cataloging the New Madrid sequence: 11/2009 SRL article
Past and future earthquakes in the Kashmir Valley 3/2009 American Scientist article
Chino Hills earthquake Nov-Dec, 2008 SRL article
California's largest historical earthquake? 4/2008 BSSA article
More on remotely triggered earthquakes: 2007 GSA article

Haiti Data

Aftershock data recorded by USGS instruments can be downloaded from the IRIS DMC
Strong-motion (K2) recordings of larger aftershocks can be downloaded here

Earthquakes in the News

Working towards seismic safety in Burma
Earthquake Myths: Washington Post article
US Dept. of State official blog: Building partnerships in Haiti
Localized damage in Port-au-Prince
Illinois faults and the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes
BBC Forum: A World of Ideas (Haiti and more)


Less Recent Publications

Seismology and the IGY: 2008 SRL article
Seismic Hazard in Karachi: 11/2007 SRL article
Probing the Underworld: 2007 GSL article
Predicting the Unpredictable: 3/2005 Geotimes article
Remotely triggered earthquakes: 2/2005 SRL article
Wagon Loads of Sand Blows in the Wabash Valley: 6/2005 SRL article
Triggered Earthquakes in India: 5/2005 Current Science article
Putting the Pieces together: the 1811-1812 New Madrid sequence. 5/2004 Nature article
Book Review in Science: A Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester

OWEN'S VALLEY: THEN AND NOW

The 1872 Owen's Valley Earthquake: New Results and a Scenic Tour (see article below)

EARTHQUAKES ON THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT

A brief commentary on recent activity along the San Andreas fault in Southern California.

HISTORIC EARTHQUAKES

Triggered earthquakes 1906 San Francisco India Notes and Folklore New Madrid



GENERAL-INTEREST ARTICLES

Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
-- Albert Einstein

Petroglyphs and Earthquakes? Natural History (3/2001) Aftershocks are earthquakes!

Op-eds and More Geotimes Highlights, 2003


SCENES FROM A PLANET

Perugia: 2007 IUGG
Istanbul: 8/2006 Workshop
Finding fault in California: The anniversary tour (April, 2006)
Photographs from Islamabad, March, 2006
Photographs from the Kangra Earthquake Centenary Seminar, Palampur, 2005

PAPERS AND ABSTRACTS (updated 7/2007)


EDUCATION

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Ph.D., Geophysics, July, 1987
University of California at Berkeley
A.B. with honors, Geophysics; June, 1982


U.S. Geological Survey, 525 South Wilson Ave., Pasadena, California, 91106, hough - at - usgs.gov