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Late-Breaking AGU Special Session Announcement 

Date: 09/18/2014

On behalf of Mike Oskin, UC Davis:

S035: The M6.0 August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake
Note that AGU will accept submissions by members who have already submitted abstracts to the Fall 2014 AGU meeting.


Submit an Abstract to this Late-breaking Session
Session ID#: 5567

Session Description:

On August 24, 2014 a magnitude (M) 6.0 earthquake struck south of Napa, California. Damage estimates for this quake could reach $1 billion. This is  the largest earthquake to occur in the populated San Francisco Bay Area since the M6.9 1989 Loma Prieta event. The event was recorded by much more dense and modern network of geophysical sensors compared to previous events. Notably Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) systems provided an alert of imminent shaking in 5 seconds. This session will focus on geophysical and geological studies of the South Napa earthquake including source rupture process, seismological and geodetic observations, EEW, aftershock studies, earthquake geology, seismic hazard, earthquake effects, damage and sociological studies.

Primary Conveners: Jeanne Hardebeck, USGS California Water Science Center Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Co-conveners:  Arthur J Rodgers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, Ingrid A Johanson, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States and Michael E Oskin, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States