Thread: Geophysics Session Invite, Student Opportunity at GSA 2018 Annual Meeting

Started: 2018-06-18 21:27:07
Last activity: 2018-06-18 21:27:07
Topics: GSA Meetings
Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite the community to submit an abstract to our
session, "*T63.
Earthquakes and Deformation in Eastern North America and Other Continental
Interiors: What We Know, What We Don’t, What We Think, and Which Is Which?,*”
sponsored by the GSA Geophysics and Geodynamics Division and
the GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division at the 2018 GSA Annual
Meeting in Indianapolis (November 4-7).

We invite papers especially from student and early career scientists
exploring longstanding but unresolved questions about continental
intraplate earthquakes, both induced and naturally occurring- why, where,
and when they happen and the resulting hazards.

Students submissions are also invited to apply for the Geoscience & Society
annual Best Paper Award, for students who considered in their research and
present in their talk how their science contributes to society, the “why it
matters” to the wider public, stakeholders or regulatory body. It is an
opt-in program. We will strive to have two geoscientists listen to their
presentation, and provide feedback on their research and presentation
strengths and areas they might improve. The winner gets a resume-worthy
award, a framed certificate, and $500.

Here is some more information about the session:

*While plate boundary earthquakes may be larger and more frequent,
intraplate continental earthquakes still pose a significant hazard to
people and infrastructure. Historic magnitude ~7+ earthquakes in
Charlevoix, Quebec (1663), New Madrid, Tennessee (1811-1812), Charleston,
South Carolina (1886), and along the Grand Banks (1929) reveal that while
infrequent, large earthquakes do occur away from plate boundaries. Despite
this hazard, much remains unknown about these intraplate events. Unlike
their more seismically active plate boundary brethren, we have little
insight into why, where, and when intraplate earthquakes occur. The
scarcity of continental interior earthquake data has limited our
understanding of these intraplate earthquakes and their driving processes.
This session seeks abstracts that address these long-standing intraplate
earthquake questions and further our understanding of the intraplate
deformation process. We encourage submissions approaching this subject from
a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives. *

We hope to see you there!

Leah Salditch
Ph.D. Candidate | Earth and Planetary Sciences
Northwestern University | Leah<at>

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