Earthquake Geology sessions at the 16 World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Chile, 2017

The 16 World Conference on Earthquake Engineering will be held from 9-13 January, 2017, in Santiago de Chile. Note that the deadline for short abstracts submission is 23 November, 2015! Abstracts can be submitted via this link.

This meeting comes with a number of sessions which are interesting for earthquake geologists, paleoseismologists and those of us who deal with seismic hazard assessments. Among them:

  • 14SS – Uncertainty in the Estimation of Earthquake Hazard
  • 19SS – Earthquakes and cultural heritage buildings
  • 26SS – Seismic hazard and risk assessment using the Global Earthquake Model tools, datasets and models
  • 38SS – Surface faulting at structures’ foundations
  • 86SS – Field Investigation and Analysis on Recent Destructive Earthquakes Including 2015 Nepal Earthquakes
  • 98SS – Earthquake-induced landslides in natural slopes

Also, there will be sessions on shaking scenarios and tsunamis.

Our colleagues Alexander Strom, Jim McCalpin and Mikhail Temis will convene session 38SS – Surface faulting at structures’ foundations and invite you to submit an abstract:

Surface faulting is one of the most destructive processes associated with large earthquakes. Most of construction codes restrict placement of permanent structures at the construction sites crossed by such faults. However, some of critical lifelines such as oil and gas pipelines and railways can not bypass active faults and have to cross them. Moreover, faults that can produce significant offsets are located at the construction sites of some bridges and even dams. The proposed session aims to gather seismologists, geologists and engineers to discuss active faults definitions, methods of their identification and of displacements parameters assessment required to develop numerical models simulating soil-structure interaction and to design reliable and efficient protection measures.

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