Dr. Robert Yeats

Senior Consultant

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  • 4624 SW 47th Place
  • Corvallis
  • OR
  • 97333
  • USA


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Dr. Yeats, an Emeritus Professor of Geology at Oregon State University and a senior partner in Earth Consultants International, is a structural and earthquake geologist whose work focuses on three-dimensional investigations of active faults and folds using oil-industry borehole and seismic data, including data from producing oil fields. His research has led to a new understanding of the source dimensions of the 1971 San Fernando, 1987 Whittier Narrows, and 1994 Northridge earthquakes. He has been a member of the Southern California Earthquake Center since its inception. He has been funded by the Earthquake External Grants Program of the U.S. Geological Survey since the early 1970s. Dr. Yeats was one of the first to map active faults in the Himalayan plate boundary megathrust. He has also served as consultant advisor to the New Zealand Geological Survey, the State Seismological Bureau of China, and the Geological Survey of Japan. He led an ECI team to study the March 2002, Nahrin, Afghanistan earthquake in which more than 2000 people lost their lives.

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