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Katherine Coble

The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Katherine Coble, sedimentary and marine geologist who uses a suite of geologic, geophysical, and geochronologic tools to investigate geohazards and sediment transport. Research Geologist, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz     Mendenhall Postdoc, Research Geologist, USGS Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park, CA  Ph.D., Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford,   B.S., Marine Science and Geological Sciences, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Research Interest

 earthquakes hazards landslides liquefaction tsunamis


  • Maier, K.L., Paull, C.K., McGann, M., Conrad, J.E., 2016, Sediment core data from offshore Palos Verdes, southern California: U.S. Geological Survey data release

  • Maier, K.L., Brothers, D.S., Paull, C.K., McGann, M., Caress, D.W., Conrad, J.E., in press (2016), Records of continental slope sediment flow morphodynamic responses to gradient and active faulting from integrated AUV and ROV data, offshore Palos Verdes, southern California Borderland: Marine Geology,

  • Maier, K.L., Paull, C.K., Brothers, D.S., Caress, D.W., McGann, M., Lundsten, E.M., Anderson, K., Gwiazda, R., in press (2017), Investigation of San Gregorio Fault Zone late Pleistocene – Holocene activity, offshore central California: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 107

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