James D. Agnew, a seismologist with the State of California in Sacramento, for the past 20 years, died on 25 December 2018 of esophageal cancer after a six‐month battle.

Growing up in Webster, New York, Jim developed a long‐term interest in seismology, in seismic networks, and in strong‐motion instrumentation. He graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF) with an M.S. in geophysics/seismology in 1980, after obtaining his B.A. at the State University of New York at Potsdam in 1978. At UAF, he worked in the Seismology Lab, locating earthquakes with the Alaskan Seismic Network. He wrote his master’s thesis...

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