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November 11, 2007 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Longtime Caltech geophysicist Hiroo Kanamori was presented with the prestigious Kyoto Prize in Japan this weekend for his research into the physical processes of earthquakes and potential ways to reduce earthquake hazards. Kanamori, 71, a leader in seismic research, is the former director of the Caltech Seismological Laboratory. For decades, he has been quoted in news articles about the science of earthquakes in California and worldwide. "Dr.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2007 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Longtime Caltech geophysicist Hiroo Kanamori was presented with the prestigious Kyoto Prize in Japan this weekend for his research into the physical processes of earthquakes and potential ways to reduce earthquake hazards. Kanamori, 71, a leader in seismic research, is the former director of the Caltech Seismological Laboratory. For decades, he has been quoted in news articles about the science of earthquakes in California and worldwide. "Dr.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Hiroo Kanamori knows more about earthquakes than anyone . . . although he probably says, 'I don't understand' more than any other geophysicist," read the citation when the Seismological Society of America gave its annual medal to the Caltech scientist two years ago. This probably captured as well as anything the essence of Kanamori, 57, director of the Caltech Seismological Laboratory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Hiroo Kanamori knows more about earthquakes than anyone . . . although he probably says, 'I don't understand' more than any other geophysicist," read the citation when the Seismological Society of America gave its annual medal to the Caltech scientist two years ago. This probably captured as well as anything the essence of Kanamori, 57, director of the Caltech Seismological Laboratory.
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May 20, 1990
Hiroo Kanamori has been named director of Caltech's Seismological Laboratory. Kanamori, the John E. and Hazel S. Smits professor of geophysics at Caltech, is past president of the Seismological Society of America. His research centers on the causes of earthquakes and the structure of the Earth's crust and mantle. He also studies tsunamis and volcanoes.
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June 8, 2007 | Chris Pasles
German choreographer Pina Bausch, artistic director of the Tanztheater Wuppertal, has been chosen as one of three winners of the 23rd annual Kyoto Prizes for Lifetime Achievement, awarded by the Inamori Foundation in Japan. Bausch, 66, along with University of Tokyo chemist Hiroo Inokuchi, 80, and Caltech emeritus professor Hiroo Kanamori, 70, will receive a gold medal and 50 million yen (approximately $410,000) during ceremonies Nov. 9 in Kyoto.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1998 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lucy Jones comes from a thoroughly seismological family. Not only has she been an earthquake expert for nearly 20 years, but her husband, Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson, is a highly respected one as well. Even her young children have been by her side during some noted public earthquake briefings.
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September 16, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexico's magnitude 7.2 earthquake Thursday was the 10th major temblor on that country's west coast since 1932, part of a series that presents a significant danger to central Mexico. The region is near a highly active subduction zone--a boundary between great tectonic plates that float slowly over the Earth's subterranean mantle. From the Gulf of California south to Panama, the comparatively small Cocos plate is diving under the massive North American plate, quite close to the coast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1998 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 400-mile-deep Bolivian earthquake of June 9, 1994, which was felt as far away as Canada, released as much heat in 40 seconds as is generated by the entire United States over two months, according to Caltech scientists who have studied it. The researchers, writing about the magnitude 8.3 temblor in the journal Science, say the 35 billion megawatts of thermal energy from this, the largest deep quake recorded, partially melted tectonic plates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2002 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Research is underway into an earthquake early warning system that would allow buildings to be "stiffened" to cope with violent quakes just seconds before they occur, a Caltech seismologist said Friday. Basically, the weak primary waves that begin a quake would be analyzed by instruments, which would send an electronic signal to flex a building for the violent secondary waves that would hit seconds later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1996 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A string of loosely successful predictions of earthquakes in Greece, based on the monitoring of electrical signals in the ground, is stirring the interest of seismologists and engineers in many countries. An attempt to duplicate the process is under way in California. The journal Science recently reported that over the last nine years, 10 of the 11 earthquakes of magnitude 5.
NEWS
June 10, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The earthquake that occurred 400 miles underneath Bolivia on Wednesday night, and was felt thousands of miles north in Canada, was upgraded by scientists Thursday to at least a magnitude 8.2 and called a unique opportunity for study of Earth's structure.
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