American Geophysical Union experts available for interviews on Italian earthquake

24 August 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — At approximately 3:36 am local time on August 24, 2016, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Italy near the town of Norcia, roughly 160 kilometers (100 miles) northeast of Rome. In the wake of this event, several American Geophysical Union experts are available to comment on the science of earthquakes and the potential impacts of this earthquake for the region.

Gregory Beroza
Stanford University
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 (650) 723-4958

Alison Bird
Natural Resources Canada
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 (250) 363-6432

Jeffrey Park
Yale University
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 (203) 432-3172

Cindi Preller
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 (907) 271-3352

Robert Smith
University of Utah
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 (801) 581-7129

Ross Stein
U.S. Geological Survey
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 (650) 329-4840

Ben van der Pluijm
University of Michigan
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 (734) 763-0373


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