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AGU S001 session on the mechanics behind aseismic transient slip events

Date: 07/29/2020

On Behalf of Lucile Bruhat, Ecole Normale Superieure:

Dear all,

The deadline for submitting your AGU abstract is coming up fast! Please consider submitting an abstract to our session "S001 - Advances in understanding the mechanics behind aseismic transient slip events (https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm20/prelim.cgi/Session/101972) at the 2020 AGU Fall meeting.

Invited speaker: Masayuki Kano (Tohoku University)

Slow, aseismic slip provides insight into areas of faults where frictional properties are conditionally stable. Yet our current understanding of the mechanics of slow slip transients cannot explain either their broad diversity, both temporal and spatial, or their implications for earthquake hazards. Complex interactions with tectonic tremor, regular earthquakes, or earthquake swarms are often observed, suggesting a direct, but still unclear connection between aseismic and seismic slip. Indirect evidence hints that high pore fluid pressures affect some slow slip events. While slow slip signals were observed before some large earthquakes, a better understanding of the mechanics behind aseismic transient slip events could reveal possible forecasting applications.

This session welcomes: studies of aseismic transient slip observations, including interactions between aseismic and seismic slip behavior; studies of the mechanical properties or physics of aseismic transient slip, including modeling and laboratory work; and studies relating transient slip processes to seismic hazards.

The abstract submission is open until this Wednesday, 11:59 p.m., ET.


Lucile Bruhat (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris)

Kathryn Materna (USGS Earthquake Science Center)

Noel Bartlow (University of California Berkeley)


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