Thread: Late-breaking sessions for the AGU fall meeting

Started: 2017-09-18 20:23:12
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Topics: AGU Meetings
Linda Warren
2017-09-18 20:23:12
We are happy to announce two seismology-related late-breaking sessions for the AGU fall meeting. The sessions are on North Korea's declared nuclear test on 3 September and the 8 September Tehuantepec, Mexico, earthquake. Session descriptions are below.

For both sessions, the abstract deadline is 31 October 2017, 11:59 ET. The first-author rule is relaxed for late-breaking sessions; authors may submit another abstract to a late-breaking session even if they also submitted an abstract for the August deadline. Abstract submission instructions are available at

Linda Warren and Dylan Mikesell
Seismology Program Committee, AGU Fall Meeting

North Korean September 3, 2017 Declared Nuclear Test

Bill Walter, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Doug Dreger, University of California, Berkeley

This session, potentially consisting of oral and poster sections, seeks analysis on the USGS mb 6.3, Ms 5.0 North Korean (DPRK) declared underground nuclear test at 03:30 UTC on September 3, 2017. This was the sixth and largest DPRK declared nuclear test at the Punggye-ri test site. An apparent aftershock/collapse with USGS ML 4.0, occurred about eight and a half minutes later. North Korea is the only country to have conducted declared nuclear tests in this century, and this is by far the largest nuclear test seismic signal since 1996, when the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was introduced for signature. In this session, we seek studies examining any and all of the multi-phenomenological signals (seismic, acoustic, imagery, gas and materials, etc.) generated by this test. We seek studies that compare this test with previous ones at the Punggye-ri site and with those from other historic nuclear test sites.

The September 8th, 2017 Tehuantepec, Mexico Earthquake

Leonardo Ramirez-Guzman, Institute of Engineering, UNAM, Mexico
Allen Husker, Institute of Geophysics, UNAM, Mexico
Diego Melgar, Seismological Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley, USA
Robert Clayton, California Institute of Technology, USA

The September 8th, 2017 Tehuantepec earthquake is one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico. The Mw 8.1 earthquake affected several million people and was widely felt across central and southern Mexico. Scientists, engineers, and policy makers will find the implications of this event regarding hazard and risk management in countries with high seismicity to be of great interest.

This session will cover many aspects of the event, including contributions that address scientific and risk management issues. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, earthquake source modeling, early warning systems, geodetic and strong ground motion observations, tsunami and broadband ground motion simulations, site effects, and hazard and risk management.

[Note: This session is not yet available online, but will be soon.]

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