Thread: AGU session on tremor and slow earthquakes

Started: 2016-07-29 13:32:53
Last activity: 2016-07-29 13:32:53
Topics: AGU Meetings
Abhijit Ghosh
2016-07-29 13:32:53
Dear colleagues,

I would like to draw you attention to the AGU session on slow earthquakes and tremor. We aim to bring together different tools (e.g., seismology, geodesy), methods and approaches (e.g., theory, modeling, observations) to highlight recent advances in understanding the mechanisms and underlying physics of tremor, slow slip and slow earthquake phenomena. Please see below for details.

—Abhijit Ghosh
Assistant Professor
University of California, Riverside

Advances in understanding of tremor, slow slip and other slow earthquake phenomena

Session ID#: 14143
Session Description:
Slow earthquakes encompass a variety of behaviors including tectonic tremor, very low-frequency earthquakes, and aseismic slow slip events (SSEs). At times, these behaviors are coincident, while at other times they are observed separately. Slow earthquakes may increase stress loading on the seismogenic zone and hold clues to a more thorough understanding of regional seismic cycles. Studies have indicated slow earthquakes to be a potential precursor of megathrust earthquakes, but the necessary linkage remains unclear. Additionally, up-dip transitional zones showing evidence of slow earthquakes can rupture coseismically, producing larger tsunamis and earthquakes than previously expected. This session aims to provide an understanding of slow slip and associated seismic phenomena, and their possible connection to large damaging earthquakes. We welcome abstracts that cover seismological, geodetic, and geological observations, seismicity catalog statistics, laboratory experiments, and theoretical modeling.
Primary Convener:
Abhijit Ghosh, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, United States
Kevin Chao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, William Frank, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States andBrent G Delbridge, Berkeley Seismological Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States

G - Geodesy
T - Tectonophysics

Abhijit Ghosh
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth Sciences
University of California Riverside
Office: Geology Building

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