Craig M. dePolo
Craig M. dePolo

Research Geologist
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

Business telephone: (775) 682-8770
FAX: (775) 784-1709
E-mail: cdepolo@unr.edu

 

Education

Ph.D. Geology, University of Nevada, Reno, 1998
M.S. Geology, University of Nevada, Reno, 1989
B.S. Geology, California State University, Sacramento, 1982

 

Areas of Expertise

Paleoseismology
Earthquake Hazard Characterization
Neotectonics
Quaternary Geology

 

Professional Experience

Research Geologist, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, University of Nevada, Reno, Mackay School
  of Mines (1986 to present)
Teaching Assistant, Department of Geologic Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno (1984 to 1986)
Geologist, D.B. Slemmons, Consulting Geologist (1983-1984)
Assistant technician, University of Nevada, Reno, Seismological Laboratory (1983 to 1984)

 

Selected Publications

dePolo, C.M., Jones, L.M., dePolo, D.M., and Tingley, S., 2000, Living with earthquakes in Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Special Publication 27, 36 p.

dePolo, D.M., and dePolo, C.M., 1999, Earthquakes in Nevada 1852-1998: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Map 119, 1:1,000,000 scale.

Bell, J.W., Ramelli, A.R., dePolo, C.M., Maldonado, F., and Schmidt, D.L., 1999, Geologic map of the Corn Creek Springs Quadrangle, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 121, 1:24,000 scale.

dePolo, C.M., and Ramelli, A.R., 1998, Quaternary and suspected Quaternary faults in Nevada south of 37 N latitude, in Proceedings of a conference on seismic hazards in the Las Vegas region: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 98-6, p. 25.

dePolo, C.M., ed., 1998, Seismic hazards in the Las Vegas region: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Open-File Report 98-6, 313 p.

dePolo, C.M., Rigby, J.G., Johnson, G.L., Jacobson, S.L., Anderson, J.G., and Wythes, T.J., 1998, Planning scenario for a major earthquake in western Nevada, in Lund, William R., ed., Proceedings volume, Basin and Range Province Seismic-Hazards Summit: Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication 98-2, p. 37-38.

dePolo, C.M., and Slemmons, D.B., 1998, 130,000 year vs. 10,000 year (Holocene) classification of active faults in the Basin and Range Province, in Lund, W.R., ed., Proceedings volume, Basin and Range Province Seismic-Hazards Summit: Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication 98-2, p. 24-25.

dePolo, C.M., and Slemmons, D.B., 1998, Age criteria for active faults in the Basin and Range Province, in Lund, W.R., ed., Proceedings Volume, Basin and Range Province Seismic-Hazard Summit: Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication 98-2, p. 74-83.

dePolo, D.M., Smith, K.D., Anderson, J.G., and dePolo, C.M., 1998, Historical earthquakes, and patterns and behavior of seismicity in western Nevada and eastern California, in Lund, W.R., ed., Proceedings volume, Basin and Range Province Seismic-Hazards Summit: Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication 98-2, p. 38.

dePolo, C.M., Anderson, J.G., dePolo, D.M., and Price, J.G., 1997, Earthquake occurrence in the Reno-Carson City urban corridor: Seismological Research Letters, v. 68, p. 386-397.

dePolo, C.M., Rigby, J.G., Johnson, G.L., Jacobson, S.L., Anderson, J.G., and Wythes, T.J., 1996, Planning scenario for a major earthquake in western Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Special Publication 20, 128 p.

dePolo, C.M., 1994, The maximum background earthquake for the Basin and Range province, western North America: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 84, p. 466-472.

dePolo, C.M., Peppin, W.A., and Johnson, P.A., 1993, Contemporary tectonics, seismicity, and potential earthquake sources in the White Mountains seismic gap, west-central Nevada and east-central California: Tectonophysics, v. 225, p. 271-299.

dePolo, C.M., Clark, D.G., Slemmons, D.B., and Ramelli, A.R., 1991, Historical surface faultin in the Basin and Range province, western North America: implications for fault segmentation: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 13, 123-136.

dePolo, C.M., and Slemmons, D.B., 1990, Estimation of earthquake size for seismic hazards, in Krinitzsky, E.L., and Slemmons, D.B., Neotectonics in earthquake evaluation: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Reviews in Engineering Geology, v. 8, p. 1-28.

dePolo, C.M., and Ramelli, A.R., 1987, Preliminary report on surface fractures along the White Mountains fault zone associated with the July 1986 Chalfant Valley earthquake sequence: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 77, p. 290-296.

Slemmons, D.B., and dePolo, C.M., 1986, Evaluation of active faulting and associated hazards, in Wallace, Robert E., ed., Active tectonics: Washington, D.C., National Academy Press, p. 45-62.