July 23, 1999

Charles P. Watson, Consulting Geologist
Advanced Geologic Exploration / Seismo-Watch
P.O. Box 18012, Reno, Nevada 89511-8012
Voice: (775) 852-0992  Fax (775) 852-3226
E-mail: Web Page: www.seismo.watch.com
Seismo-Watch Toll Free Message Line: 1-800-852-2960


B.Sc. Geology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 1984.

Professional Background

President of the geologic consulting firm Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. in Reno, Nevada. Formerly Watson Exploration Company. Geologic consulting services founded in 1987. Primary services include:

  • Seismo-Watch, 1992-present; earthquake news and information service
  • Fault evaluations and neotectonics studies
  • Earthquake hazard reduction policy
  • Mineral explorations and evaluations
  • Geothermal resource investigations

Charles has assisted numerous industrial and government agencies, as well as individual property and financial interest holders, in the uncovering the geologic science of their resource. During the past sixteen years, Charles has enjoyed working on a variety of challenging national and international projects which have enhanced both his client's and his own interest and understanding of geologic discovery.

Board member of the Nevada Earthquake Safety Council since 1994 and associated with several professional affiliations.

Written numerous professional geologic reports, papers, and investigation summaries, and published extensively. Publisher of the former Seismo-Watch Newsletter and EQNews magazine.

Key professional interests include:

  • Rock and mineral exploration mapping, sampling, and identification.
  • Reducing the risks associated with damaging earthquakes.
  • Identification and documentation of active faults and seismic trends.
  • Improving the quality of people's lives through the awareness of the geologic world around them.
  • Limited availability for public speaking engagements. Fees include travel and overnight accommodations.

Personal Information

Age: 43; Height: 6'2"; Weight: 180 lbs; Married, two children; Health: excellent.
Grew up in Orinda, California. Enjoys organic foods, long walks through forests with his dogs, mountain climbing and backpacking, and cozy fires on snowy nights. Additional interests include professional and recreational sports, extreme mountain biking, planetary and impact geology, weather phenomenon, alternative energy sources, gardening and landscaping. Proponent of alternative medicines and a natural path to health. The health and wellbeing of his family are his top priorities. Uses Apple computers for all his business and personal needs.

Seismo-Watch, Inc.
P.O. Box 18012 , Reno, NV 89511-8012
Toll Free 24 hour Message Line 1-800-852-2960
Office: 775-852-0992 / Fax: 775-852-3226