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SSA meeting: Special session on Japan, Christchurch EQs

The Seismological Society of America has re-opened abstract submission for a special session on the Christchurch and Japan earthquakes during the Memphis conference. Deadline for new abstracts on this topic is 25 March.

The Seismological Society of America‘s annual meeting 2011 will take place in Memphis, Tennessee from 13 – 15 April.  A special focus is set on the New Madrid earthquakes, so paleoseismologists will definitely hear some interesting sessions there. Post meeting excursions are scheduled 16 April.  For more information visit the official website.

On their homepage, SSA announces:

The March 2011 Tohoku, Japan and February 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquakes

The Great Tohoku-Oki Earthquake of March 11, 2011 (Mw 9.0) was the largest earthquake ever recorded in Japan and one of the largest earthquakes to occur in the last century. The potential implications of this event for our understanding of great earthquakes, tsunamis, ground shaking and the many different responses to the ensuing destruction are unprecedented, partly due to the abundance of high quality data available. The Christchurch (Lyttelton) Earthquake of February 21, 2011 (Mw 6.3) also provided a wealth of information, especially regarding the impact of high intensity ground motion in an urban environment. We invite contributions that address scientific aspects of either of these two earthquakes. Potential topics include but are not limited to earthquake source modeling, tsunami observations, geodetic constraints, strong motion, tectonic setting, building response, implications for seismic hazards, and global earthquake triggering.

Conveners: Thorne Lay, USGS; Victor Tsai, Harvard University; Gavin Hayes, USGS; and Justin Rubinstein, USGS.

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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and is looking for ancient earthquakes.

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