Are We on Shaky Ground? Earthquakes and New York City

Is it ever going to happen here? Earthquakes can and do happen in New York City. As recently as August of 2011, New York City trembled, although 270 miles away from the magnitude Mw5.8 Virginia earthquake! If such far-away events are felt in our city, what if they happened much closer?

Leading seismologists, earthquake engineers, seismic code experts, emergency response managers, and architects conversant in seismic design will present tales of the underground conditions and discuss climate changes and seismic risk exposure for typical NYC building types. In combination with “Considering the Quake’s” multi-media content, this enlightening event will put earthquakes on your radar.

Dr. Klaus H. Jacob, Climate Scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Dr. Sissy Nikolaou, PE, Senior Associate at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers and Director of its Geo-Seismic Department.
Ramon Gilsanz, PE, SEI Fellow, Founding Partner of Gilsanz Murray Steficek, LLP (GMS) and Chair of the NYC DOB Structural Technical Committee responsible for the 2014 NYC Building Code revision
Dr. Andrew E. Whittaker, Director of SUNY Buffalo’s (UB) Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research and Chair of UB’s Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Thursday, February 27, 2014
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Where: 

    Center for Architecture
    536 LaGuardia Pl
    New York, NY

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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