Thread: SSA Session: "Overdue"

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David D Jackson
2021-01-07 16:22:34
Please consider submitting an abstract to the session "Overdue" for the
virtual meeting of the Seismological Society of America.
The session description is below.
Abstracts are due 5pm Pacific on Thursday Jan 13, 2021.
The virtual meeting will take place April 21-23m, 2021.
Specifics on abstract submission can be found at
Here is the description of this exciting session:

*Title: *Overdue?

*Conveners: *David D. Jackson, University of California, Los Angeles (
Danijel Schorlemmer, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (

*Description: *
Are California and other regions overdue for large earthquakes?
Comparison of instrumental seismic data with longer term geological
and paleoseismic data suggest that such regions have experienced fewer
large earthquakes in the last century than the long term average. A
commonly accepted implication is that such regions might be overdue
and should expect an accelerated rate. Is the current rate actually
anomalous? Just due to expected random variations? A low point between
supercycles? A result of different observational techniques between
the instrumental and pre-instrumental periods? We welcome
presentations that will clarify the options, suggest testable
hypotheses and enrich the conversation.
Yours truly,
Dave Jackson and Danijel Schorlemmer
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