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AGU Abstract Deadline TODAY; BRES '22 Inviting Abstracts

Date: 08/03/2022

Dear SCEC Community,

The deadline for submitting AGU abstracts is today! Please see below for a last-minute session announcement, and an announcement regarding the rescheduled BRES '22:

AGU Session S011: How do earthquakes start?
2022 Basin and Range Earthquake Summit (BRES): Abstract Submissions Invited


On behalf of Kelian Dascher-Cousineau, UC Santa Cruz

AGU Session S011: How do earthquakes start?

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to our session on earthquake nucleation at the AGU meeting this year. The deadline for abstract submission is TODAY, Wednesday, August 3rd. See below for the session description: 


S011 - How do earthquakes start?

While a number of physical processes and properties, such as fault frictional/structural heterogeneity, the presence of fluids, thermal effects, aseismic deformation, as well as static and dynamic stress changes, have been proposed to play a role in the nucleation and triggering of earthquakes, their relative significance and relevant spatial and temporal scales remain uncertain. We welcome experimental, theoretical and observational studies that explore and document the conditions of ruptures initiation, including but not limited to the following questions: (1) What are signatures of earthquake nucleation? (2) To what degree and at what spatio-temporal scales does heterogeneity impact nucleation? (3) Under what conditions do fluids induce unstable slip? (4) What role do static/dynamic stress changes play in promoting seismicity? (5) What is the relationship between aseismic deformation and earthquake nucleation? (6) Why do some ruptures accelerate and become large dynamic events while others remain small or aseismic?


On behalf of Alex Hatem, USGS

2022 Basin and Range Earthquake Summit (BRES): Abstract Submissions Invited

Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to invite abstract submissions to the rescheduled 2022 Basin and Range Earthquake Summit (BRES) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The BRES ‘22 will be held Monday, October 17, 2022 to Friday, October 21, 2022, at the Utah Department of Natural Resources Building (1594 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah). This will be a hybrid in-person and remote meeting.

The purpose of BRES is to bring together stakeholders in the earthquake science, policy, and emergency management communities to present and discuss the latest seismic-hazard research in the Basin and Range Province, evaluate the implications of that research for earthquake-hazard reduction and public policy, and to make progress to further reduce risk from earthquakes in the Basin and Range Province. The Basin and Range Earthquake Summit (BRES) will build on previously held Basin and Range Province Seismic Hazard Summits held in 1997, 2005, and 2015.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts by Friday, August 12, 2022 at 8pm MST, that discuss earthquake geology, seismology, earthquake early warning, or emergency management. Abstracts, as well as presentations, will be compiled into a meeting proceedings publication by the USGS. 

We hope to see you in person or online in October 2022! 
The BRES 2022 organizing committee 

Organizing Committee 

Idaho Geological Survey - Zach Lifton 
University of Nevada, Reno/Nevada Bureau of Mines Geology - Rich Koehler and Jayne Bormann 
University of Utah Seismograph Stations - Keith Koper, Kris Pankow, and James Pechmann 
United States Geological Survey - Chris DuRoss and Alex Hatem 
Utah Division of Emergency Management - John Crofts 
Utah Geological Survey - Steve Bowman, Adam Hiscock, Emily Kleber, and Elizabeth Williams 



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