September 3, 2001

Charles P. Watson
President and Chief Geologist
Seismo-Watch, Inc.
P.O. Box 1956 , Chester, CA 96020
Voice: (530) 258-4228  
Fax (530) 258-4339


    Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA, 1974 - 1975
    Contra Costa Community College, Richmond, CA, 1977 - 1978
    College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA, 1978 - 1979
    Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 1979 - 1984, B.Sc. Geology.

Professional Background

Current corporate affiliations:

Detailed Professional Profile.

Primary professional skills include:

  • Seismo-Watch earthquake news and information services
  • 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 discovering the geologic science of their resource. During the past fifteen years, Charles has enjoyed working on a variety of challenging national and international projects which have enhanced both his client's and his own understanding of geology.

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: 46; Height: 6'2"; Weight: 190 lbs; Married, two children; Health: excellent. Grew up in Orinda, California, traveled internationally. Enjoys organic foods, long walks through forests with his family, mountain climbing and backpacking, and cozy fires on snowy nights. Additional interests include professional and recreational sports, computer games, extreme mountain biking, planetary and impact geology, weather and solar phenomena, alternative energy sources, gardening and landscaping. Proponent of alternative medicines and a natural path to health. The health and well-being of his family are his top priorities. Perfers Apple computers in work and play.

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