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Community Near-Fault Observatory - Breakout Session: Measuring Near-field Transient and Secular Strain Accumulation and Release along Fault-Zones - Monday, January 23

Date: 01/17/2023

Dear SCEC Community,

Please see below for an announcement of another online breakout session regarding the community near-fault observatory, specifically involving near-field transient and secular strain accumulation and release along fault zones.


On behalf of Kasey Aderhold, IRIS

Please join us on Monday, January 23rd at 1:00-2:30 PM Pacific (4:00-5:30 PM Eastern) for…

Community Near-Fault Observatory - Breakout Session

Measuring Near-field Transient and Secular Strain Accumulation and Release along Fault-Zones

Convened by Chris Milliner and Roger Bilham

Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkdOqurT8pH9xPPHYXxLH6H0YZhJgoqpJC

Geophysical data collected within rupture zones of significant earthquakes are essential for testing and developing further models of earthquake processes. This breakout session is one in a series of sessions intended to gather input from the broader earthquake science community on key research areas, science questions, and the data and experiments needed to address them in the near-fault zone. At this session we will hear from:

  • Andrea Donnellan (NASA) - Triggered slip and postseismic dissipation of stress on faults in the Salton Trough associated with the 2010 El Mayor – Cucapah earthquake
  • Roger Bilham (U of Colorado, Boulder) - Fifty years of California creep with imperfect sensors – what we might have learned with better ones?
  • David Mencin (EarthScope) - A new window on rupture and shallow fault processes using arrays of inexpensive fiber-optic strainmeters in small diameter boreholes: connecting the lab to field

This event will be held in Zoom Meeting format and will feature presentations along with time for Q&A and discussion. A recording will be made available on YouTube after the event. Previous breakout sessions are available here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvd8fqCFf8CWyzfbBuUzOLZS7DcHddj1w. We welcome others to get in touch if they would like to present at or organize a breakout session in the future.

For background on the community near-fault observatory concept, please read this article: https://www.scec.org/article/930 or watch this presentation (<15 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkS7SdSYqrs.

You can find out more information and sign up for future events at: https://www.iris.edu/hq/initiatives/near_fault.



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