[unav_all] Van earthquake session at the SSA Annual Meeting

Mike Floyd mfloyd at MIT.EDU
Tue Jan 10 13:41:37 MST 2012

Dear colleagues,

I would like to provide a final call for the following session on the recent Van earthquake for the upcoming SSA Annual Meeting (http://www.seismosoc.org/meetings/2012/). The meeting will be April 17-19, 2012 in San Diego, California.

Please consider submitting an abstract to this session on an important recent earthquake, and please forward this call to your colleagues and collaborators as appropriate. Abstracts are due by tomorrow, January 11, 2012.

We hope to see you in San Diego in April!

Mike Floyd


The October 23, 2011 Van, Turkey Earthquake:  Observations and Implications

The October 23, 2011, Mw7.2 Van earthquake in eastern Turkey is the latest of a number of recent large (M~7) earthquakes to cause many deaths and significant damage in a continental setting. This earthquake occurred in a tectonically complex area of convergence and right-lateral shear between Arabia and Eurasia, far from the recognized major plate boundaries, and with the relatively simple strike-slip systems of the North and East Anatolian Faults located well to the west. This session will focus on scientific, technical and social studies of the earthquake's immediate and long-term effects. We welcome contributions from the fields of seismology, geodesy, geology, engineering, and governmental and non-governmental response that provide insights into all aspects of the earthquake cycle in the area, the regional tectonics and structure, and the local impacts of the earthquake and its aftershocks. Studies that highlight comparisons to, or lessons learned from, other similar major earthquakes in the last few years, for example the Haiti and Christchurch earthquakes, and that discuss implications for analogous areas of oblique convergence in California and elsewhere are also encouraged.

Session Chairs

Gareth Funning <gareth [at] ucr [dot] edu>
Mike Floyd <mfloyd [at] mit [dot] edu>
Semih Ergintav <semih [dot] ergintav [at] mam [dot] gov [dot] tr>


Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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