John Vidale

Expert in earthquakes, earth structure, and seismic hazard.


USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


  • Earthquakes
  • Earth structure
  • Seismic hazard
  • San Andreas fault
  • Cascadia fault

Additional Information

  • Serves on National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council
  • Former director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the U of Washington (2006-2017)
  • Former director of the Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics at UCLA (2002-2006)

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