Thread: LACSC-22 Quito 03-05 October: Abstracts Open

Started: 2022-06-23 19:06:33
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Xyoli Pérez Campos
2022-06-23 19:06:33
Dear colleagues,

If you're working with data or on a project in Latin America or the
Caribbean, or not, don't miss the 4th Regional Assembly of the Latin
American and Caribbean Seismological Commission. There are 23 sessions that
you might find interesting and a good fit for your work. In particular, I'd
like to highlight the following:

*Seismicity in Interiors of the Continents*
The recent improvement of seismic networks at continental interiors has
demonstrated the need for a better understanding of the seismic processes
in intraplate and midplate regions. Although the return periods for
earthquakes with M > 6 may be greater than 500 years, major earthquakes in
the past caused damage, and have the potential for serious human losses if
they were to occur again. In many cases, the absence of seismic hazard
studies generates the belief in society and authorities that earthquakes do
not occur, so urban developments are made without adequate building codes.
In addition, the causes of intraplate seismicity are still a matter of
considerable debate, including the disputed strain accumulation/release
model. Therefore, it is necessary to review the advances in seismology,
experiences, and challenges for the populations located in this context,
especially in Latin America and the Caribbean region. Contributions related
to seismotectonics, site effects, macroseismic intensities, hazard
estimates in low-strain regions, paleoseismicity, and seismological
networks are welcome.
*Conveners: *

*Juan Carlos Montalvo-Arrieta - UANL, Mexico, juan.montalvoarr<at>

*Xyoli Pérez-Campos - UNAM, Mexico, xyoli<at>
<xyoli<at>>Marcelo Assumpção - Univ. de Sao Paulo,
Brazil, marcelo.assumpcao<at> <marcelo.assumpcao<at>>*

*Historical seismograms: their preservation and use*
The instrumental record of the world seismicity covers today, about a
century since the first modern mechanical seismographs began to routinely
operate. During the first half of the XX century, most of this seismicity
has been recorded on smoked-paper and ink-on-paper seismograms. These
records preserve highly valuable and unique seismological information,
allowing us to expand in time our knowledge of the seismic behavior of many
regions in the world. This historical information is complemented with many
different related documentations like logbooks, official protocols and
accounting books, generated at these seismological observatories. The
preservation of this priceless information is an urgent necessity due to
the continuous deterioration of the physical media in which this data is
imprinted before they further deteriorate and possibly get partially or
entirely lost. Techniques and methodologies for preservation and use of
such data, along with their scientific use, are essential aspects for
advancing our understanding of the past, the current and future seismicity.
This session welcomes contributions on technical and other related
methodologies/techniques for searching, locating, assessing, preserving and
disseminating historical seismograms, as well as those related with the
state of the art scientific methodologies for their analysis and use, to
advance our understanding of the historical seismicity.


*Xyoli Pérez-Campos - UNAM, Mexico, xyoli<at>

*Luis Rivera - Strasbourg, luis.rivera<at>
<luis.rivera<at>>Miguel Ángel Santoyo García Galiano - UNAM,
Mexico, santoyo<at> <santoyo<at>>*

*Abstract deadline is July 11.*

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*October 03-05: Time to get together again in Quito, Ecuador !!*
Don't miss this chance of a face-to-face real meeting:
- Pre Congress courses
- Field trips (choose from 1-day Volcano to 4-days Galápagos)
- Meet your colleagues again to celebrate and plan future cooperation!

Abstract submission OPEN! Abstract deadline 11 July !
Travel grants for students and young researchers

More info at

Marcelo Assumpção (LACSC Secretary)
Mario Ruiz (LACSC President)



Dra. Xyoli Pérez Campos
Departamento de Sismología
Instituto de Geofísica, UNAM

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