The U.S. Geological Survey has named a new earthquake research center on its Menlo Park, California campus in honor of SSA member Robert Wallace. A dedication ceremony took place on 8 September 2000. The Robert E. Wallace Earthquake Center will unite activities of the USGS focused on earthquake hazards research.

Wallace played a major role in the writing, promotion, and enactment of legislation creating the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. He served as Chief Scientist of the Office of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Engineering for fourteen years and chaired the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council. The ceremony included presentations on Wallace's...

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