Jerry p. Eaton, the legendary pioneer of telemetered seismic networks for monitoring volcanoes a active earthquake faults, died 2 April 2004 after a long battle with cancer. His friends and colleagues knew Jerry as a dedicated scientist and resourceful inventor who was unfailingly generous in providing help and encouragement to younger scientists.1

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Jerry's impact on seismology, volcanology, and the programs of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) was enormous. More than anyone else, his pioneering vision of instrumental networks advanced microearthquake seismology to the forefront in studies of earthquake tectonics and volcanology. Through his reading knowledge of French, German, Russian,...

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