Michael West
State Seismologist

Mike directs the Earthquake Center in its long-term mission to reduce Alaska's vulnerability to earthquakes through a combination of monitoring, research, and public engagement. As State Seismologist he represents the center to policy makers, state and federal agencies, and the public. When he is not at the center, Mike can usually be found on the trails and rivers around Fairbanks with his wife, Krista, and their three boys.