[unav_all] Fall 2015 AGU: Session T034 - New Insights into the Active Deformation and Tectonic Evolution of the Caribbean Plate

Alberto Lopez alberto.lopez3 at upr.edu
Mon Jul 6 15:01:19 MDT 2015

Dear Colleagues:

It is that time of the year once again when the inbox starts overfilling with invitations and announcements 
of interesting Fall AGU sessions.  This is yet another one, for those interested and actively collaborating
in the Caribbean plate region, please consider submitting to this session and remember the deadline 
is August 5 (23:59 EDT).  Also, I apologise if you receive this announcement multiple times.

You can submit the abstract directly to the session through this link: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/preliminaryview.cgi/Session7814

Here are the Session details:

Title: New Insights into the Active Deformation and Tectonic Evolution of the Caribbean Plate
Number: T034 (ID#: 7814)

This session seeks to discuss the current state of knowledge of Caribbean plate geodynamics, kinematics and tectonic evolution. Recent studies have quantified how strain is accommodated along the plate boundary, have been able to better constraint geological hazards, and have postulated new models to explain its tectonic evolution. The Caribbean Plate is tectonically active with subduction zones, volcanism, and transpressional zones that produce large seismic and volcanic hazards. The densification of seismic and geodetic instrumentation, capacity building, international collaborations, and collection of new data sets during the past decade are improving our understanding of the Caribbean plate. We seek contributions that use geophysical (seismic, geodetic, remote sensing), numerical and/or analog modeling, and geological techniques to understand strain accommodation along active faults, earthquake, tsunami and volcanic hazards, subduction processes, deformation history, and plate kinematics. This session also encourages contributions on future research directions on tectonics of the Caribbean Plate.


Daniel A. Laó-Dávila
Oklahoma State University

Alberto M. López
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

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Alberto M. López Venegas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681
(787) 832-4040 x.2704
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