In 1976 I began investigating patterns of crustal flexure and tilting of Puget Sound in western Washington. In 1979, I demonstrated movement on what has since become known as the Seattle Fault, now considered a major seismic threat. This work resulted in multiple publications, notably a sole-authored paper in Science. Additionally, I published a transient stress hypothesis, an earthquake recurrence model influenced by glacial loading. My work on Lake Washington’s paleoseismicity continues.
Photo: More for fun than anything else, I include this photo of a quartz-filled crustal fracture to show the link between my earlier work on crustal stress and my recent work on literary criticism.