May 21, 2015 – Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Student Presentation Award! These awards are given for an excellent poster presentation or talk at each Annual Meeting. For more information about these awards and links to the abstracts of all the winning presentations please visit the Student Presentation Awards page.
May 8, 2015 – The 2015 magnitude 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake, which has taken a devastating toll on the country of Nepal and nearby regions, raises many critical scientific, engineering, and societal questions. This special section of Seismological Research Letters (SRL) aims to publish timely reports on the earthquake based on analysis of available data, focusing on a wide range of topics including the characteristics of the earthquake and its ground motions, implications for seismotectonics the impact on the built environment, characterization of the sequence, and implications for future hazard. Individuals interested in submitting contributions are strongly urged to contact the guest editors to discuss their planned contribution. The number of papers will be limited, and collaborative contributions among groups are strongly encouraged.
May 8, 2015 – Several galleries of photos taken at SSA’s 2015 annual meeting in Pasadena, California have been posted for your viewing enjoyment.
Thanks to everyone who attended and helped make the meeting a success! We look forward to seeing you next year in Reno!!
April 30, 2015 – In response to the April 25, 2015 earthquake in Nepal, SSA has assembled research papers that examine the tectonics, structure, and earthquake history of the Himalayas. To foster the exchange of information about this region, and in an effort to fulfill our goal to “Advance seismology and the understanding of earthquakes for the benefit of society,” these papers will be available free online until the end of June, 2015 (this special "virtual issue" does not appear in print).
The papers in this compilation were previously published in SSA’s two peer-reviewed journals, Seismological Research Letters and the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America…
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In China, a strong earthquake occurred on the margin of the Tibetan plateau in a rural area of Ludian county in northeastern Yunnan Province on 3 August 2014. The earthquake created ground fissures such as the one shown here, which is located at Laojunshan and measures about 500 m in length. Details of a recent study of the event can be found in “Compound Fault Rupture in the 2014 Ms 6.5 Ludian, China, Earthquake and Significance to Disaster Mitigation,” by Li et al.
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May 4, 2015 – Volume 86, Number 3, the May/June 2015 issue of Seismological Research Letters, is now available online at the GeoScienceWorld website. This issue includes:
- Two Electronic Seismologist columns:
- Macroseismic Intensity Assessment Method for Web Questionnaires by Patrizia Tosi, Paola Sbarra, Valerio De Rubeis, and Clarissa Ferrari
- OASIS: The OGS Archive System of Instrumental Seismology by E. Priolo, G. Laurenzano, C. Barnaba, P. Bernardi, L. Moratto, and A. Spinelli
- Two Historical Seismologist columns:
- Solving the Mystery: The 21 October 1880 Portuguese Earthquake by José R. Ribeiro, Ana I. Ribeiro, and Ana P. Correia
- Historical Earthquakes (before 1755) of the Iberian Peninsula in Early Catalogs by Agustín Udías
- Fourteen electronic supplements (see the Table of Contents for links).
SSA members can access the complete online edition here.
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May Issue of BSSA Available
Special Issue on The 2012 Haida Gwaii and 2013 Craig Earthquakes at the Pacific-North America Plate Boundary (BC and Alaska)
April 30, 2015 – The complete May 2015 issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA vol. 105, no. 2B), a special issue on on the 2012 Haida Gwaii and 2013 Craig Earthquakes at the Pacific-North America Plate Boundary (British Columbia and Alaska), is now available to SSA members and institutional subscribers online at GeoScienceWorld and BSSA Online. Click to view the table of contents for the issue. SSA members should click here to access full text or PDFs of all articles from the issue (log in with your SSA username and password required).