Ray Weldon, Department of Earth Sciences

Ray Weldon, Professor of Geological Science, expert in earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunami and predicting each

Ray Weldon

Practice Areas: Earthquakes, Fault Lines, Environment, Tsunami, Tectonic Plate

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Ray Weldon is an academic expert on active earthquake fault zones and on earthquake probabilities, including earthquake early warning systems for the Cascadia and San Andreas faults on the west coast. His work in national hazard mapping is used by the insurance industry and for tsunami monitoring. An elected member the University of Oregon’s “Wise Heads” advisory group, he has also served as a the department head for geological sciences and an invited member of national executive committees including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Seismic Hazard Map Advisory Committee, the Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities, the time-dependent earthquake rupture forecasts that are endorsed by the USGS, Southern California Earthquake Center and California Geological Survey. 

Recent Media:
Earthquake hazard report reflects a compromise (Around the O, April 19, 2016)
UO geologists get close-up view of Panama Canal expansion (Around the O, July 14, 2016)