April 19 – SSA’s 2013 annual meeting was held 17–19 April at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Thanks to all who attended and helped to make the meeting a success. Hope we see you again next year in Anchorage!
For further information please visit the meeting home page.
January 24 – The annual election of the Seismological Society of America was held on January 4, 2013. Votes of current members that were received by the deadline, 5 PM on that date, were tabulated and validated by Election America, Inc.… [Read More]
October 25 – The Seismological Society of America has released the following statement on the conviction and sentencing of six Italian scientists and one government official for manslaughter in connection with the tragic L’Aquila earthquake of 6 April 2009:
The seismological community is alarmed by the conviction and sentencing of six Italian scientists and one government official for manslaughter in connection with the tragic L’Aquila earthquake of 6 April 2009. We are concerned that this verdict may only serve to reduce life-saving communication about earthquake hazards in the future in Italy and in many other countries around the world …
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GPS networks and data-mining are providing new ways to detect and track slowslip earthquakes, which have important implications for operational earthquake forecasting. This emerging field is examined here in an SRL focus section, “The SCEC Geodetic Transient Detection Validation Exercise.” The graphic shows results of one data product provided by an automated geodetic detection algorithm. It depicts the anomalous displacements and shear strain magnitudes that occurred in southern California during the two years spanning 27 August 2010 to 27 August 2012, a period dominated by the post-seismic effects of the El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake.
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May 3 – Volume 84, Number 3, the May/June issue of Seismological Research Letters (SRL), is now available online. This issue includes a special focus section, “The SCEC Geodetic Transient Detection Validation Exercise,” which shows how GPS networks and data-mining are providing new ways to detect and track slow-slip earthquakes, with important implications for operational earthquake forecasting (a press release on the focus section is available). Also featured are an Opinion, “A Dispassionate View of Seismic-Hazard Assessment” by Polat Gülkan, an Electronic Seismologist about a Python tool for automated retrieval of seismological waveform data, an EduQuakes column about using music to teach seismology and six electronic supplements. SSA members can access the complete online edition by logging in to the member's area. Not a member? Join now to get immediate access.
May 2 – This special May issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA vol. 103, no. 2B) is now available online. A press release for the issue is available here. Click to view the table of contents for the issue. (SSA members should log in to the members' area to access the issue). [Read More]