Thread: Fwd: RAUGM 2016 - Mexican Geophysical Union Annual Meeting

Started: 2016-07-27 23:02:30
Last activity: 2016-07-27 23:02:30
Topics: Other Meetings
Dear colleagues,

We invite you to submit an abstract to Mexican Geophysical Union Annual
Meeting. It is being held in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, from October 30th
through November 4th. The Mexican Geophysical Union (UGM) is the largest
geoscience organization in Mexico and I dare to say in Latin America. Since
2012 we have had around 1000 attendees to our meeting. Furthermore, we have
a large attendance of students from all over the country who are eager to
learn about new research topics and future perspectives for graduate

Besides the general seismology session, there are other sessions that might
be of your interest, please find their descriptions at the end of the

- Paleoseismology, seismic and tsunami hazard
- Assessment of Land Subsidence processes in the world. The UNESCO
Working Group on Land Subsidence.
- Seismology applied to solve problems in engineering
- Induced and triggered seismicity
- Assessment of large earthquakes and tsunamis for disaster prevention

Despite the webpage ( is currently in Spanish (we are
working on the English version), abstracts and presentations can be in
Spanish or English.

*Deadline is Sunday August 7th.*

Hope to see you in sunny Puerto Vallarta.

Xyoli Pérez-Campos
Instituto de Geofísica
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


*Session descriptions:*

*Paleoseismology, seismic and tsunami hazard*
A considerable number of populated areas is located on active plate
boundaries where great earthquakes and tsunamis have occurred in recent,
historical and prehistorical times. Scientists have been working into
explaining the origin and recurrence of these events to improve their
ability to assess seismic and tsunami hazards in the near feature, to
create resilient communities.
This session aims to bring together a broad spectrum of scientists, who
deal with such diverse questions as paleoseismology, tectonic models, and
assessment of seismic and tsunami hazard, and the public’s preparedness for
natural disasters. It is an opportunity for all the participants to share
new findings and the lessons learned from the recent great earthquakes and
tsunamis around the globe, find out how their own activity fits into the
broad picture of science, and to aid in the communication between
scientists and society.
We encourage the scientific community to submit abstracts on the topics
related to:
*Paleoseismology and active faults* - Research aimed at identifying active
faults (both crustal and megathrust faults, i.e. subduction zones),
determining the events chronology and slip rates, as well as identifying
and dating tsunami deposits, and associated earthquake phenomena
(liquefaction and landslide features). Use of remote sensing (LIDAR,
SATELLITE IMAGES, etc.) and other advance tools and technology to identify
possible fault activity.
*Tsunami hazard* –Tsunami inundation characterization based on historical
archives and geologic data. Use of tsunami deposits to understand hazard.
Design of tsunami flooding, hazard and evacuation maps through numerical
models. Establishing a Tsunami Warning System and its relation with local,
regional, national, and global, seismic and GPS networks.
*Societal concerns* – Educational efforts to achieve prepared communities.
Prepare warning messages, protocols, and evacuation routes for earthquake
and tsunami hazards. Design of non-technical hazard assessment maps for
political and educational uses. Evaluation of earthquake and tsunami hazard
among potentially affected populations. Public and private efforts to
decrease earthquake and tsunami hazard.

María Teresa Ramírez-Herrera [tramirez<at>;
Néstor Corona [corona<at>]

*Assessment of Land Subsidence processes in the world. The UNESCO Working
Group on Land Subsidence.*
The UNESCO Working Group on Land Subsidence (WGLS) organizes this session
to invite the Earth Science community to present studies on the various
processes that give rise and are associated with the phenomenon of land
subsidence. Nowadays have been reported more than 150 subsidence areas in
different parts of the world (
Land Subsidence is the general decline in ground level that can be
associated with natural and anthropogenic causes, the first are tectonic
movements, sea level rise, oxidation of organic material and cavities in
karst areas. Among the causes associated with human activities are mainly
fluid extraction such as groundwater in densely populated areas, gas and
/or hydrocarbons extraction and the exploitation of solid materials
(underground mining). In different countries the associated processes are
related with the extracted fluid or material, the geological conditions,
the socio-economic development and, the management of public policies
addressed to characterize and mitigate the effects of these processes and
associated phenomena such as ground rupture. Different techniques have been
developed for the analysis, characterization and monitoring of LS.
The WGLS invites the community of Earth Sciences to present works related
with the characterization and/or modeling of specific case studies,
monitoring systems and public policies related to LS, which is a widespread
problem in today's world and is directly associated with the management of
natural resources.

Dora Carreón Freyre [freyre<at>]
Pietro Teatini [teatini<at>]
Devin Galloway [dlgallow<at>]
John Lambert [John.Lambert<at>]

*Seismology applied to solve problems in engineering*
In this session of the congress it seeks to create a link between the
scientific knowledge in areas such as seismology and geophysics in solving
problems related to engineering. We wish to encourage the exchange of new
ideas and dissemination, both among specialists and organizations and
professionals related to these areas of knowledge. The purpose is to study,
analyze and evaluate the seismic phenomenon from two aspects: i) the
response of structures to the occurrence of major earthquakes and ii) the
impact on the ground (eg., landslides, liquefaction).

J. Antonio Vidal Villegas [vidalv<at>]
Rogelio Arce Villa [rarce<at>]

*Induced and triggered seismicity*
On a global scale, the current level of earthquakes induced by anthropic
activities and underground exploitation is increasing at an unprecedented
rate. Mass media is paying considerable attention to this phenomenon,
thereby increasing the general public’s awareness of it. Accordingly, the
scientific community has made efforts to understand and mitigate seismicity
caused by fluid movement in the Earth’s brittle crust. Understanding the
physical process of fluid induced seismicity on a multiscale level will
assist in the development of new methods and models. Induced seismicity
research topics range from acoustic emissions during laboratory experiments
to seismicity caused by the stimulation of hydrocarbon and geothermal
reservoirs, carbon capture storage, and wastewater disposal, to earthquake
swarms triggered in volcanic regions and subduction zones.
We invite contributions from all disciplines, including laboratory
experiments, case studies, geomechanics, numerical modeling, statistical
and quantitative methods, and seismic hazard assessment and mitigation. In
particular, we are interested in studies monitoring and assessing the
triggered and induced seismicity in Mexican territory.

Marco Calo [calo<at>]
Leonardo Ramírez Guzmán [LRamirezG<at>]
Xyoli Pérez-Campos [xyoli<at>]

*Assessment of large earthquakes and tsunamis for disaster prevention*
The Pacific coast of Mexico is a region with a high risk of disasters due
to the likely occurrence of megathrust earthquakes and tsunamis in the near
future. We require urgent actions to mitigate the associated risk through
the implementation of both, early warning systems based on quantitative
(and physics-based) hazard estimates, and consistent prevention policies
including outreach and education. In this multidisciplinary session, we
welcome contributions aiming at geophysical studies to improve our
understanding of megathrust earthquakes and tsunamis with emphasis in
subduction zones (e.g., slow slip transients, interseismic strain
accumulation, plate interface coupling, seismicity, tectonic tremors,
paleoseismology, crustal rheology and frictional properties). We also
encourage studies based on risk assessment and communication to mitigate
the risk associated with future megathrust earthquakes and tsunamis.
Research bringing such kind of knowledge into plausible physics-based
earthquake and tsunami models by means of computational methods (from the
source process to the wave propagation) for the assessment of strong ground
motions and inundation areas are also welcome. We finally call for
contributions addressing disaster prevention plans that integrate, for
instance, quantitative hazard estimates such as those mentioned above.
These may include tsunami early warning systems, social science approaches,
outreach, education and public policies, all of them aiming for risk
mitigation associated to future megathrust earthquakes and tsunamis in the
Pacific coast of Mexico. This session challenges the integration of
quantitative seismology into disaster prevention sciences to discuss the
measures that still are necessary to mitigate future disasters in the
region, and to promote a sustainable social development that protects the
lives and properties of Mexican citizens.

Víctor M. Cruz-Atienza [cruz<at>]
Yoshihiro Ito [ito.yoshihiro.4w<at>]

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