Thread: Late breaking-session on the December 2020 earthquake in Petrinja, Croatia

Started: 2021-02-12 08:59:25
Last activity: 2021-02-12 08:59:25
Dear colleagues,

We have got the green light from EGU Organizing Committee for convening a Late-Breaking session on « the Dec. 2020 earthquake sequence in Petrinja, Croatia, and its seismotectonic and geodynamic environments ».
The rationale is as follows :
« On 29/12/2020, a major earthquake (Mw 6.4) occurred in Croatia, close to Petrinja, 45 km south of Zagreb. This earthquake is the strongest event in continental Europe since the Norcia sequence (Italy) in 2016. The mainshock occurred on a NW-SE dextral strike-slip fault at the boundary between the Dinarides and the Pannonian basin ; it was preceded by two strong foreshocks (M~5) the day before. Seismic shaking was widely felt across Europe, and caused extensive damage to buildings and infrastructures in the epicentral region. The earthquake resulted in liquefaction over large areas, and many cracks and a surface rupture have been observed in the field.
This late-breaking session aims at gathering contributions to discuss the 2020 Petrinja earthquake sequence, its surface effects on human and natural environment in terms of shaking and faulting. We encourage presentations of the seismological, geodetical or geological observations related to this earthquake and the ongoing seismic sequence, as well as insights on the regional faults, their historical seismicity or recent geological activity. All this together can help in understanding the geodynamics of this seismically active but poorly characterized region.»

Considering your interest in the topic, we ask you a contribution to make this session a space for data and ideas’ sharing on this specific earthquake and seismotectonics of the region, as well as seismic hazard. This session will be organized, like all vEGU, in the form of Virtual PICO oral presentation.

Because it’s a Late-Breaking session, time is short : we ask you to answer back ASAP with your potential title and author list, and send (by email) the abstracts before the Feb 28th. The EGU organizing committee will then register them on the EGU website.

Please spread the invitation all around.

Stéphane Baize, Lucilla Benedetti and the convening team
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