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UW Class Seminars and Lectures

Course #
Winter 2016ESS202Johnson6 Lab sessions/year "Surviving the big one"
Winter 2016ESS202JohnsonLecture/Discussion "L'Aquila earthquake"

Awards and Honors

Award Name
Date Bestowed
Awarding Body
Brief Description
Burt Slemmons LecturerFeb. 2013University of NevadaAnnual lecturer selected for contributions to active tectonics and seismic hazards. (

Professional Talks and Presentations

Mar 11, 2014Boise State, Department of GeologyWeekly SeminarInvitedLecture"The Winter, 2014 Magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Puget Sound that no one will feel"
May 18, 2015Mount St. Helens National Monument35th Anniversary of the EruptionInvitedLectureRumblings Under Mount St. Helens: Then and Now
Nov 6, 2015Canadian Avalanche AssociationAnnual technical training workshopInvited2 lectures"Decision Making Under Escalating Geophysical Pressures" and "Scientific Responsibility"

Public and Community Service

Type of Service
• VariousSeveral radio and press interviews on earthquakes and volcanoes

Recent Publications and Manuscripts in the Press

• Cakir, R., Dragovich, J. D., Walsh, T. J., Lees, J. M., Yun, S. H., Malone, S., Anderson, M.L., Active Fault Identification and Mapping using Multidisciplinary data and Methods in Northeast Seattle area and analysis of May 02, 1996 (M5.4) Duvall Earthquake, Seismological Research Letters, March 2013, v. 84 #2, p. 377-338, 2013
• Thelen, W., Kate Allstadt, Silvio DeAngelis, Steve Malone, Seth Moran John Vidale, Shallow repeating seismic events under an alpine glacier at Mount Rainier, Washington, Jour. Glaciol V59 #214 p345-356, doi:10.3189/2013JoG12J111, 2013
• Vidale, J.E., D.A. Schmidt, S.D. Malone, A.J. Hotovec-Ellis, S.C. Moran, K.C. Creager and H. Houston, Deep long-period earthquakes west of the volcanic arc in Oregon: Evidence of the serpentine dehydration in the fore-arc mantle wedge. Geophys. Res. Letts. 41, 370-376, doi:10.1002/2013GL059118. 2014
• Allstadt, Kate, Stephen D. Malone, Swarms of repeating stick-slip icequakes triggered by snow loading at Mount Rainier volcano, Jour. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf. 119, doi: 10.1002/2014JF003086. 2014
• Allstadt, K. E., Shean, D. E., Campbell, A., Fahnestock, M., and Malone, S. D.: Observations of seasonal and diurnal glacier velocities at Mount Rainier, Washington using terrestrial radar interferometry, The Cryosphere Discuss., 9, 4067-4116, doi:10.5194/tcd-9-4067-2015, 2015
• Malone, Stephen, Kelley Hall, John Vidale, Lynn Simmons, How to recognize a “Beast Quake” and a “Dance Quake”, Seismo. Res. Lett. v86-3, 106-108, doi: 10.1785/0220150053, 2015

Current Research Interests

Network Seismology, Non-volcanic tremor, Glacier seismology, Regional earthquake Hazards, Volcano Seismology

In the News

Prelude to a Catastrophe: “The Unusual Character of the Seismic Activity Became Clear”:
Delve into volcanoes, magma:
Noisy glaciers are an annoyance to scientists studying Mt. Rainier:
How Alaska’s quake changed the Northwest’s outlook on disaster:
Whole Lotta Shakin': 'Dance Quake' Tops 'Beast Quake' in Seahawks Win:
Looking Beneath Mount St. Helens:
Underground explosives will be used in research about Mount St. Helens:
Mount. St. Helens to become blast zone: