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Thomas M. Brocher

Earthquake Science Center
United States Geological Survey

Expertise: 3D seismic velocity models, controlled source seismology, site response, seismic tomography, historical earthquakes, seismic intensity
About Me Publications
Tom is a seismologist at the USGS Earthquake Science Center, in Menlo Park, where he has worked for 33 years after working briefly at the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He served as Director of the Earthquake Science Center for several years and prior to that served as the USGS Coordinator for Northern California Earthquake Hazard Investigations. His interests include earthquake hazard assessment, earthquake mitigation, and earthquake preparedness. Tom served as chair of the 1868 Hayward Earthquake Alliance, a public/private non-profit organization seeking to increase public awareness of that earthquake and the hazards posed by the Hayward Fault. Tom has authored or co-authored 160 peer-reviewed publications and 250 meeting abstracts and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.

SCEC Participation

SCEC Board of Directors, Liaison Member (2009 - 2011)