This is an interesting topical session at the GSA 2021 meeting:
‘T11. Recent to Long-Term Slip Histories of Active Faults and Folds in Cascadia’
at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. We hope to attract a diverse array of talks that explore the faults and folds in the upper plate of the Cascadia subduction zone that are both active and have protracted histories of fault slip. We welcome submissions summarizing recent tectonic geomorphologic, paleoseismologic, geodetic, seismic reflection, and other data that characterize deformation of Quaternary-active structures and seek contributions from geologic, geophysical, and related research that examines the longer-term history of active faults. We particularly invite studies in the forearc, arc, and backarc of Cascadia that bridge the gap between Quaternary evidence of fault activity with longer records of fault slip that may address the consistency of slip rates over time and the timing of fault/fold initiation.
The 2021 meeting on “Intraplate Active Tectonics and Seismicity in Central/Western Europe“ will take place on 23 March, 2021. These meetings were held before traditionally in several countries, this year it will be held via Zoom. The meeting used to be organised in the Euregio area, Aachen/NRW, Belgium and the Netherlands, but is now opened up to include more regions, as there is a joint topic that connects many places: intraplate tectonics.
Following the 2020-12-29 magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Croatia, a late breaking session was accepted by EGU. The session The Dec. 2020 earthquake sequence in Petrinja, Croatia, and its seismotectonic and geodynamic environments will be convened by Stéphane Baize, Sara Amoroso, Lucilla Benedetti, Petra Jamšek Rupnik, Branko Kordić, Snjezana Markušić, and Bruno Pace. The deadline for abstracts is 28 February, 2021. Abstracts need to be send to the conveners by email. You’ll find the email addresses on the session website.
This year’s EGU will be held from 19-30 April. It will be another virtual conference, which is why it’s named vEGU21. Anyway, there are many interesting sessions, and a couple of them could be very interesting for paleoseismologists, earthquake geologists, and active tectonics aficionados. For example, EDITH is also a project of INQUA‘s TERPRO commission.
On 18 December we held a short virtual PATA meeting, since the in-person meeting to be held in Chile had to be postponed to 2021. The PATA Days (Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics, Archaeoseismology) are the main event of INQUA TERPRO‘s earthquake science community, led by the project TPPT (Terrestrial Processes Perturbed by Tectonics). Most of us are starving for joint field trips and personal contacts, but it was nice to at least see everyone online – more than 170 people attended the 1.5 hrs event. The five main topics were:
During January 13-17, in 2020, Hokudan 2020, an international symposium on active faulting, was held in Awaji City, Japan, in order to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Kobe earthquake. Along with recent progress in active fault research, we discussed earthquake outreach just in front of the surface rupture of the earthquake. Here I want to share some stories behind the fault preservation museum in the earthquake memorial park and some ideas about what we can do to improve earthquake awareness.
Klaus-G. Hinzen, Fabrizio Galadini, Shmuel Marco, Stathis Stiros, and Amanda M. Gaggioli invite contributions to an archaeoseismology session at the 37. Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (ESC) 2020, September 6-11 in Corfu, Greece. Deadline for abstract submission is April 12th 2020.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts to the 34th IAS Congress of Rome 2019 is approaching (30 March 2019). The 34th IAS meeting will be held in Rome from 10-13th September 2019 (http://iasroma2019.org/).
There will be lots of interesting sessions, of special interest for the earthquake geology community will be session 7.11 The Sedimentary Record of Earthquakes, Tsunamis and other Extreme/Catastrophic Events.
- Massimo Moretti (University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy)
- Jasper Knight (Wits University, South Africa)
- Giuseppe Mastronuzzi (University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy)
- Andreas Vött (Mainz University, Germany)
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.
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).
15 February 2019: Opening for submission for abstracts
15 September 2019: Deadline for submission of abstracts