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  • US Bursaries to attend the INQUA congress in Dublin

    The INQUA Congress in Dublin will be the event for Quaternary science this year, but Dublin is quite expensive and many ECRs will need travel support. While the application deadline for the INQUA grants has already passed, there is still an option for early career scientists from the US to get up to US$ 2,000. See the INQUA Dublin website for details and make sure to not miss the deadline March 15, 2019.

  • 7th International Colloquium on Historical Earthquakes & Paleoseismology Studies, 4-6 Nov 2019, Barcelona

    The 7th International Colloquium on Historical Earthquakes & Paleoseismology Studies will be held from 4-6 November, 2019, in Barcelona (Spain). The conference website is now online (https://cloud.agoraevent.fr/Site/134404/5997/Event).

    Important dates:

    15 February 2019: Opening for submission for abstracts

    15 September 2019: Deadline for submission of abstracts

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  • Challenges & Conclusions from the 6th Int’l Colloquium on Historical earthquakes & Paleoseismology studies, Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium

    The 6th Int’l Colloquium on Historical earthquakes & Paleoseismology studies took place in October 2018 in Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium. Our colleagues Koen Van Noten, Thierry Camelbeeck, and  Thomas Lecocq have put together a nice summary of this event, pointing out future challenges in the field:

    From 24 to 26 October 2018 55 scientists from 14 countries gathered at Han-sur-Lesse in Belgium for the annual gathering of the Colloquium on Historical earthquakes and Seismology. During this well attended conference, four invited keynote talks, 27 oral and 16 poster contributions were presented. Topics in this multidisciplinary colloquium spanned four themes. The first three themes are recurrent themes in this Colloquium series and focused on (1) Seismology and Historical earthquakes, (2) Paleoseismology and (3) Archaeoseismology. The organisers also specifically wanted to focus on (4) Earthquakes and natural caves; a discipline in which major progress was recently made. This topic was heavily debated during the field trip to the Han-sur-Lesse and Rochefort caves on 25 October 2018. Hereinafter we summarise what was presented (see program) by the attendants and which challenges seismologists – and friends – face these days.

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  • IAS Rome 2019 – session on paleoseismology & tsunamis

    The 34th IAS meeting on sedimentology will take place in Rome from 10-13 September, 2019. There are several sessions that are of interest to the paleoseismology community, and session 7.11 is especially devoted to past earthquakes:

    7.11: The sedimentary record of earthquakes, tsunamis, and catastrophic/extreme events.

    Massimo Moretti (Bari University, Italy); Jasper Knight (Wits University, South Africa); Giuseppe Mastronuzzi (University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy); Andreas Vött (Mainz University, Germany).

    Extreme/catastrophic events are by definition rare and episodic, but they have occurred frequently throughout Earth’s history. High magnitude events such as earthquakes, tsunamis, large-scale landslides, extreme floods and storms, extraterrestrial impacts, etc. often leave a sedimentary imprint in the geological record. Nevertheless, recognition of extreme event traces in sedimentary successions is often difficult and may be ambiguous.
    This session is focused on examples of seismites, tsunamites, and other sedimentary deposits that have been formed by extreme events. We encourage contributions including field-based examples discussing different approaches on data analysis and interpretation of these deposits. We also welcome studies on analogical modelling and numerical simulation for relationships between triggering processes and products of extreme events.

    Deadline for early bird registration is 30 May 2019, abstract submission closes on 30 March.

    Conference website: http://iasroma2019.org/

  • EGU 2019 abstract deadline approaching

     

    As every year just after the holidays, the abstract deadline for the EGU General Assembly in Vienna (April 7-12, 2019)  is approaching.  This year, it is on Thursday, 10 January 2019, 13:00 Central European Time.

    This year, it seems that there is a strong focus on Earthquake Tectonics and Crustral Deformation (TS5) with 11(!) sessions focusing on this topic:

    • Paleoseismicity, active faulting, surface deformation, and the implications on seismic hazard assessment (Fault2SHA) (co-organized) 
    • Understanding fault growth and interaction over a range of spatial and temporal scales
    • Integrated approaches to bridge Long-term Tectonics and Earthquake cycles: Observations, Experiments, and Models (co-organized)
    • Earthquakes, active tectonics, and seismic hazard in regions of slow lithospheric deformation (co-organized)
    • Crucial characteristics of earthquakes that generate tsunamis from geologic observations and numerical models (co-organized)
    • Active Tectonics and Geodynamics of Anatolia
    • Understanding large subduction earthquakes and tsunamigenesis by integrating geological and geophysical observations, laboratory results, and numerical modeling (co-organized)
    • The Mechanics of Faulting from shallow to deep earthquakes: Interplay between multiple length scales. (co-organized)
    • Earthquake foreshocks: identification, observation, modeling, and lessons to be learned (co-organized)
    • Earthquake Source Processes: Recent Advances in Observation, Imaging, and Modeling (co-organized)
    • Long-term evidence from past great earthquakes: critical observations and constraints for seismic hazard assessment (co-organized)

    Each of them sounds exciting and worth contributing, so I am looking forward to a packed programm of earthquake tectonic – themed sessions!

    However, if you cannot decide where to submit your abstract to, please consider our session on “Paleoseismicity, active faulting, surface deformation, and the implications on seismic hazard assessment” (TS5.1/GM4.5/NH4.16/SM3.10) at the following link:

    https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2019/abstractsubmission/30171

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  • 7th International Colloquium on Historical Earthquakes & Paleoseismology Studies, 4-6 November, 2019, Barcelona

    Save the date: The 7th International Colloquium on Historical earthquakes & paleoseismology studies will be held from 4-6 November, 2019, in Barcelona (Spain). The colloquium is organized by RESIF (French seismologic and geodetic network), and ICGC (cartographic and geological institute of Catalonia) with POCRISC Project. Further information will be available in January.

  • 8th International Symposium on Andean Geodynamics 24-26 September, 2019

    The 8th International Symposium on Andean Geodynamics (ISAG) will be held in Quito, Ecuador on September 24-26th, 2019. In addition to the scientific session, several field trips will be held. The event is organized by the Instituto Geofísico de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (IG-EPN, Ecuador) and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD, France).

    You can download the triptych here and the Second Circular here.

    • Online registration: January, 2019
    • Deadline for abstracts: April 1st, 2019
    • Deadline for early bird registration: May 1st, 2019

     

  • Paleoseismology sessions at the INQUA Congress in Dublin, 25-31 July, 2019

    Taking place every four years, the INQUA Congress is the meeting for Quaternary science. After Nagoya in 2015, the XX. Congress will be held in Dublin from 25-31 July, 2019.

    Please make sure to check the following palaeoseismology-related sessions, abstract deadline is 9 January!

    • Earthquake geology and seismic hazards: From earthquake mapping of historical and prehistoric earthquakes to palaeoseismology. (Convenors: Ioannis Papanikolaou, Stéphane Baize, Christoph Grützner)
    • Palaeoseismology of plate interiors under Pleistocene climate changes. (Klaus Reicherter, Petra Štěpančíková, Małgorzata Pisarska-Jamroży, Poster only)
    • Development of soft-sediment deformation structures (SSDS) and differences between non-seismic and seismic structures. (Małgorzata Pisarska-Jamroży, Tom Van Loon, Barbara Woronko, Andreas Boerner, Poster only)
    • Subduction zone palaeoseismology. (Emma Hocking. Ed Garrett, Jasper Moernaut)

    Also interesting for the earthquake community:

    • Sea-level changes from minutes to millennia. (Simon Engelhart, Fengling Yu, Alar Rosentau, Gösta Hoffmann, Poster only)
    • The sedimentary record of tsunamis and storms. (Vanessa Heyvaert, Sue Dawson, Max Engel)
    • River terraces as archives of Quateranry landscape development. (Martin Stokes, Pedro Cunha, Poster only)
  • Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science Session at AGU

    Our colleague Jessica Pilarczyk will chair an Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science Session at the AGU Fall Meeting:

    Dear paleoseismicity.org members,

    We invite you to submit an abstract to the session, “Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science” at the Fall 2018 American Geophysical Union Meeting, to be held in Washington DC 10-14 December. The session is a continuation of the interdisciplinary tsunami sessions that have been held the past two fall meetings. We hope that you can contribute with abstracts to this session. The session description is below.

    The deadline to submit an abstract is 1 August 2018, 11:59 P.M. EDT/3:59 +1 GMT.

    The URL’s for the session and the abstract submission for this session are:

    https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/46945

    https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/nh/papers/index.cgi?sessionid=46945

    Jessica Pilarczyk

    Finn Løvholt

    Kelly Stroker

    Stefano Lorito

     

    NH021: Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science

    Session ID: 46945

    Tsunamis are one of the most devastating natural disasters, with the potential for inflicting huge damage along wide stretches of coastal areas. Recent tsunami events have demonstrated that the tsunami risk has grown tremendously since the last ocean-wide tsunami of 1964, primarily due to the expansion of coastal development and the maritime communities. Tsunami science has become one of the most inter-disciplinary research areas. Social science, applied mathematics, engineering, and geology are as important to tsunami research as traditional seismology and oceanography. This session provides a broad forum for cross-disciplinary studies and invites contributions from all areas of tsunami science including: fundamental and basic research; forecast and warning procedures for current and future events; investigation of geologic records and hindcasting of past events; response, mitigation, and recovery strategies; tsunami observations; socio-economic impacts; and hazard and risk studies from tsunamis generated by earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, meteorological phenomena, and meteorite impacts.

  • Update on the 6th Colloquium on historical EQs & paleoseismology, Han-sur-Lesse (BEL), 24-25 Oct, 2018

    The following email from the organisers of the 6th Colloquium on historical EQs & paleoseismology has some important news for those intending to join the meeting in Han-sur-Lesse in October:

    Dear Colleague,

    If you intend to participate to the “Sixth International Colloquium on Historical earthquakes & paleoseismology studies: their contribution to the knowledge of the long-term seismic activity and to seismic hazard assessment” that will be held from 24 to 26 October 2018 in Han-sur-Lesse (Belgium), we encourage you to register as soon as possible, because the pre-booked hotel rooms are limited to 40 at the hotel “Grenier des Grottes”, one of the few place to lodge in Han. This reservation is valid up to one month before the meeting, after that, the rooms will be available for tourists!

    Please find the registration form, the call for abstracts and general information at the following address:

    https://events.oma.be/indico/event/49/

    For additional information, please contact Thierry Camelbeeck: thierry.camelbeeck@oma.be

    Best regards

    Thierry Camelbeeck and Thomas Lecocq

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