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.
we would like to invite you to participate to the session “Seismically induced landslides and seismic landslide hazard analysis” (conveners: Ed Harp, Hideaki Marui and Luca Guerrieri) at the Second World Landslide Forum that will be held at FAO headquater, Rome, Italy, 3-9 October 2011. Deadline for abstract submission is 15 March 2011. more
February 23, 2011 | in Teaching | 3 responses
A M6.3 earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand on 22 February (21 Feb in UTC), leaving at least 75 people dead and hundreds injured or missing. Hundreds of houses were destroyed, including the Christchurch Cathedral, and damages will probably sum up to some billion dollars. On 4 September 2010 (3 Sept in UTC), a M7.0 event struck Christchurch, but then no one was killed. So: what’s the difference between the two events?
Today on Friday, 11 February, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred offshore in Chile near Concepcion at 36.5° S and 73° W in a depth of 28km. The MMI at the nearby large cities was reported by the USGS with V.
Update: The magnitude was corrected to 6.8. The earthquake was followed one hour later by a further event with a magnitude of 5.3 and 4 hours later again by a more shallow 6.3.
The Alaska Science Center is advertising five new permanent research geologist positions. Applications are open between December 1, 2010 and February 15, 2011, and that selection will occur during late spring of 2011. More information on their homepage, including the following announcement:
“This hiring initiative inaugurates a team approach to geologic research in Alaska (Photo gallery). The five positions will together make up a working group that will respond to the USGS’ ongoing need for research in framework geology of the 49th state. Project work is expected to support a broad range of research topics related to crustal evolution and surficial processes. We expect projects will involve collaboration with researchers from other USGS offices, federal agencies, state agencies, and academia.