August 7, 2014 – The 86th annual meeting of the Eastern Section of the Seismological Society of America, hosted by the College of Charleston Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, will be held 2–4 November 2014 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.
Oral and poster presentations are welcomed in all areas of seismology, earthquake engineering, crust and mantle structure of eastern North America, emergency response and preparedness, earthquake hazard mitigation, earthquake education, or any other topic consistent with the SSA objectives.
US Geoscientists Mark Your Calendars for the 7th Annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Days, September 16–17, 2014
July 31, 2014 –Decision makers need to hear from geoscientists! Plan now to be in Washington, DC for the annual Geosciences Congressional Visit Days (GEO-CVD) on September 16th and 17th. SSA is one of many geoscience societies that collaborates with the American Geological Institute (AGI) for this important event. [Read More]
July 3, 2014 – Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 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.
June 5, 2014 – Several galleries of photos taken at SSA’s 2014 annual meeting in Anchorage, Alaska have been posted. Thanks to everyone who helped make the meeting a success. Hope to see you next year in Pasadena.
Latest SSA Journals
August 6, 2014 – The August 2014 issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA vol. 104, no. 4) is now available 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). A press release, highlighting the article “Moment Tensor Inversion of Seismic Events Associated with the Sinkhole at Napoleonville Salt Dome, Louisiana” by Avinash Nayak and Douglas S. Dreger, is also available.
On the Cover…
On 3 January 2014 an accidental explosion of a 1350-kg World War II bomb in Euskirchen, Germany, killed one person and injured several others. The above-ground detonation created an air blast that was widely observed in the area northeast of the explosion site, and the illustrated map summarizes the seismological observations. The wind field at the time of the explosion is superimposed on a digital elevation map; red dots indicate the measured ground velocities of the air blast signal; crossed circles show that no signal was recorded; and the yellow star indicates the explosion site. Black circles show macroseismic intensities of 300 reports; the map’s color indicates the population density. Hinzen (this issue) estimates the charge weight from the ground motion recorded at a distance of 7 km and interprets the directional spreading of the air blast.
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July 1, 2014 – Volume 85, Number 4, the July/August 2014 issue of Seismological Research Letters, is now available online. This issue features:
- An Opinion column, The Prediction Problems of Earthquake System Science by Thomas H. Jordan
- Three Electronic Seismologist columns:
- SEISMOTOOL: An Easy Way to See, Listen, and Analyze Seismograms by T. Chelidze, N. Zhukova, and T. Matcharashvili
- MSATSI: A MATLAB Package for Stress Inversion Combining Solid Classic Methodology, a New Simplified User-Handling, and a Visualization Tool by Patricia Martínez-Garzón, Grzegorz Kwiatek, Michèle Ickrath, and Marco Bohnhoff
- Pisces: A Practical Seismological Database Library in Python by Jonathan K. MacCarthy and Charlotte A. Rowe
- An Historical Seismologist column, Earthquake Damage and Repair: New Evidence from Jerusalem on the 1927 Jericho Earthquake by Motti Zohar, Rehav Rubin, and Amos Salamon
- An Eduquakes column, The Game of Curiosity: Using Videogames to Cultivate Future Scientists by Debi Kilb, Daniel Rohrlick, Alan Yang, Yerrie Choo, Logan Ma, and Roxanne Ruzic
- Eight electronic supplements (see the Table of Contents for links).
SSA members can access the complete online edition here.
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