As every year just after the holidays, the abstract deadline for the EGU General Assembly in Vienna (April 7-12, 2019) is approaching. This year, it is on Thursday, 10 January 2019, 13:00 Central European Time.
This year, it seems that there is a strong focus on Earthquake Tectonics and Crustral Deformation (TS5) with 11(!) sessions focusing on this topic:
- Paleoseismicity, active faulting, surface deformation, and the implications on seismic hazard assessment (Fault2SHA) (co-organized)
- Understanding fault growth and interaction over a range of spatial and temporal scales
- Integrated approaches to bridge Long-term Tectonics and Earthquake cycles: Observations, Experiments, and Models (co-organized)
- Earthquakes, active tectonics, and seismic hazard in regions of slow lithospheric deformation (co-organized)
- Crucial characteristics of earthquakes that generate tsunamis from geologic observations and numerical models (co-organized)
- Active Tectonics and Geodynamics of Anatolia
- Understanding large subduction earthquakes and tsunamigenesis by integrating geological and geophysical observations, laboratory results, and numerical modeling (co-organized)
- The Mechanics of Faulting from shallow to deep earthquakes: Interplay between multiple length scales. (co-organized)
- Earthquake foreshocks: identification, observation, modeling, and lessons to be learned (co-organized)
- Earthquake Source Processes: Recent Advances in Observation, Imaging, and Modeling (co-organized)
- Long-term evidence from past great earthquakes: critical observations and constraints for seismic hazard assessment (co-organized)
Each of them sounds exciting and worth contributing, so I am looking forward to a packed programm of earthquake tectonic – themed sessions!
However, if you cannot decide where to submit your abstract to, please consider our session on “Paleoseismicity, active faulting, surface deformation, and the implications on seismic hazard assessment” (TS5.1/GM4.5/NH4.16/SM3.10) at the following link:
2019-01-07 | in Meeting | 6 responses
Save the date: The 7th International Colloquium on Historical earthquakes & paleoseismology studies will be held from 4-6 November, 2019, in Barcelona (Spain). The colloquium is organized by RESIF (French seismologic and geodetic network), and ICGC (cartographic and geological institute of Catalonia) with POCRISC Project. Further information will be available in January.
The 8th International Symposium on Andean Geodynamics (ISAG) will be held in Quito, Ecuador on September 24-26th, 2019. In addition to the scientific session, several field trips will be held. The event is organized by the Instituto Geofísico de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (IG-EPN, Ecuador) and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD, France).
You can download the triptych here and the Second Circular here.
- Online registration: January, 2019
- Deadline for abstracts: April 1st, 2019
- Deadline for early bird registration: May 1st, 2019
Taking place every four years, the INQUA Congress is the meeting for Quaternary science. After Nagoya in 2015, the XX. Congress will be held in Dublin from 25-31 July, 2019.
Please make sure to check the following palaeoseismology-related sessions, abstract deadline is 9 January!
- Earthquake geology and seismic hazards: From earthquake mapping of historical and prehistoric earthquakes to palaeoseismology. (Convenors: Ioannis Papanikolaou, Stéphane Baize, Christoph Grützner)
- Palaeoseismology of plate interiors under Pleistocene climate changes. (Klaus Reicherter, Petra Štěpančíková, Małgorzata Pisarska-Jamroży, Poster only)
- Development of soft-sediment deformation structures (SSDS) and differences between non-seismic and seismic structures. (Małgorzata Pisarska-Jamroży, Tom Van Loon, Barbara Woronko, Andreas Boerner, Poster only)
- Subduction zone palaeoseismology. (Emma Hocking. Ed Garrett, Jasper Moernaut)
Also interesting for the earthquake community:
- Sea-level changes from minutes to millennia. (Simon Engelhart, Fengling Yu, Alar Rosentau, Gösta Hoffmann, Poster only)
- The sedimentary record of tsunamis and storms. (Vanessa Heyvaert, Sue Dawson, Max Engel)
- River terraces as archives of Quateranry landscape development. (Martin Stokes, Pedro Cunha, Poster only)
Our colleague Jessica Pilarczyk will chair an Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science Session at the AGU Fall Meeting:
Dear paleoseismicity.org members,
We invite you to submit an abstract to the session, “Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science” at the Fall 2018 American Geophysical Union Meeting, to be held in Washington DC 10-14 December. The session is a continuation of the interdisciplinary tsunami sessions that have been held the past two fall meetings. We hope that you can contribute with abstracts to this session. The session description is below.
The deadline to submit an abstract is 1 August 2018, 11:59 P.M. EDT/3:59 +1 GMT.
The URL’s for the session and the abstract submission for this session are:
NH021: Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science
Session ID: 46945
Tsunamis are one of the most devastating natural disasters, with the potential for inflicting huge damage along wide stretches of coastal areas. Recent tsunami events have demonstrated that the tsunami risk has grown tremendously since the last ocean-wide tsunami of 1964, primarily due to the expansion of coastal development and the maritime communities. Tsunami science has become one of the most inter-disciplinary research areas. Social science, applied mathematics, engineering, and geology are as important to tsunami research as traditional seismology and oceanography. This session provides a broad forum for cross-disciplinary studies and invites contributions from all areas of tsunami science including: fundamental and basic research; forecast and warning procedures for current and future events; investigation of geologic records and hindcasting of past events; response, mitigation, and recovery strategies; tsunami observations; socio-economic impacts; and hazard and risk studies from tsunamis generated by earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, meteorological phenomena, and meteorite impacts.
The following email from the organisers of the 6th Colloquium on historical EQs & paleoseismology has some important news for those intending to join the meeting in Han-sur-Lesse in October:
If you intend to participate to the “Sixth International Colloquium on Historical earthquakes & paleoseismology studies: their contribution to the knowledge of the long-term seismic activity and to seismic hazard assessment” that will be held from 24 to 26 October 2018 in Han-sur-Lesse (Belgium), we encourage you to register as soon as possible, because the pre-booked hotel rooms are limited to 40 at the hotel “Grenier des Grottes”, one of the few place to lodge in Han. This reservation is valid up to one month before the meeting, after that, the rooms will be available for tourists!
Please find the registration form, the call for abstracts and general information at the following address:
For additional information, please contact Thierry Camelbeeck: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thierry Camelbeeck and Thomas Lecocq
The 1988 Spitak Earthquake with a magnitude of MS6.8 took the life of thousands of people and caused widespread devastation in Armenia. It also ruptured the surface and is one of the best-studied seismic events in the entire Caucasus region. 30 years after the catastrophe, an conference will be held in Yerevan, Armenia, from 3-7 December: “30 years after Spitak Earthquake: Experience and Perspectives“. The meeting will also include a field trip to the epicentral area. Full conference fee is USD 200. Download the flyer here (pdf, 655 KB). The form for the expression of interest is here (docx, 19 KB). more
The 2nd announcement for the International Palaeoseismological Field Workshop ‘Soft-sediment deformation structures and palaeoseismic phenomena in the South-eastern Baltic Region’ is out now. Download the PDF here and check this website for more informatin on the project. The workshop will be held from 17 – 21 September, 2018, and is organised by the Lithuanian Geological Survey, Lithuanian Geological Society, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, and Klaipėda University.
2018-01-26 | in Meeting | one response
2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Movri Mtn Earthquake in Greece. A workshop will be held in Patras on the 13 June, 2018, with a field trip to the Movri Mtn epicentral area (geology, geomorphology, geodesy, earthquake effects). The trip is organised by the Department of Geology, University of Patras, Greece, in conjunction with the Tectonics Committee of the Geological Society of Greece. more
The 3rd annual IGCP 639 meeting will take place from 16-23 September, 2018, in Italy. IGCP project 639 deals with Sea Level Change from Minutes to Millennia. The meeting will cover all IGCP related science such as sea level, climate change, tectonics, earthquakes, tsunami, and coastal inundation.
It’s a joint meeting with INQUA project CMP1701P “Late Quaternary record of coastal inundation due to earth surface deformation, tsunami and storms”, CMP1601P “HOLSEA” and CMP1603P “MOPP-MEDFLOOD”. Two days of scientific sessions at Taranto University will be followed by a four-day field trip to Catania. more