Session on paleoseismology at the TSG-VMSG-BGA Joint Assembly (Liverpool, 4-6 Jan 2017)

The first joint assembly of the Tectonic Studies Group (TSG), Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG), and British Geophysical Association (BGA) will be held at the University of Liverpool from 4-6 January, 2017. Among the many interesting sessions the following one will be of special interest for … well … us:
S.12 – Earthquakes, palaeoseismology, and rates of fault slip: from milliseconds to millions of years. The session is chaired by Laura Gregory, Ed Garett, and Luke Wedmore, deadline for abstracts is 5 November.


It is possible to measure fault slip rates and the patterns of earthquakes on a huge variety of temporal and spatial scales. This session aims to bring together observations and models of fault slip across all scales, in order to better understand the complexities of earthquake recurrence, the development of fault systems, and the relationship between large scale strain accumulation and seismic energy release. We welcome contributions addressing fault slip rates and states from the fields of paleoseismology, active faulting utilising Quaternary dating techniques and/or high resolution topography, geodesy, seismology, and thermochronology. We particularly encourage contributions that address the transient nature of earthquake recurrence and fault behaviour from subduction megathrusts to continental fault networks. 



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