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2015 Geosciences Congressional Visits Day Student Travel Grant Application Now Open

June 25, 2015 – Are you a U.S. graduate student interested in the intersection of geoscience and public policy? If so, we strongly encourage you to apply for the SSA Student Travel Grant to participate in this year's GEO-CVD.

Come to Washington D.C. for the eighth annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (GEO-CVD) on September 29–30, 2015. Thanks to SSA members’ generous support of the Geo-CVD Student Travel Fund, SSA is able to offer a special travel grant to send a student to this important event. The grant will be provide support for transportation, lodging and food (up to $2,000).

Become a citizen geoscientist and join many of your colleagues for this two-day event uniting geoscience researchers, professionals, students, educators, engineers, and executives in Washington DC to raise visibility of and advocate support for the geosciences.

Cover of SRL 86:4.

Coming in SRL – Focus Sections on Induced Seismicity, the Cascadia Initiative, & the Gorkha Earthquake

June 15, 2015 – Each of next three issues of Seismological Research Letters (SRL) will showcase a focus section on a timely, noteworthy topic in seismology. The July/August focus section features eight articles on injection-induced seismicity (it was “published ahead of print” online 10 June 2015; see the table of contents). The September/October SRL is scheduled to contain a focus section about the Cascadia Initiative, an onshore/offshore experiment using data from an amphibious array to study the Juan de Fuca, Gorda, and Pacific plates. And the November/December issue is set to include a focus section with some of the first papers to result from the 25 April 2015 M 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal. SRL focus sections provide a forum for authors to publish—and readers to learn from—six to eight papers on a single current topic in seismology.

To propose a future SRL focus section, contact SRL Editor in Chief Zhigang Peng at

SSA 2015 Annual Meeting Presentations Online

June 4, 2015 – Over 150 video slidecasts of oral presentations and over 140 posters from the 2015 Annual Meeting in Pasadena are now available online for viewing by SSA members (login with SSA username & password required).

Click here to view slidecasts and posters from the thirty-three technical sessions including this year’s Joyner Lecture by Paul Somerville. Take this opportunity to see what you missed or share one of these sessions with a colleague.

SSA Announces 2015 Student Presentation Award Winners

[Photo of Daniel Bowman] [Photo of Alexandra Hutchison] [Photo of Emily Kleber] [Photo of Qingkai Kong] [Photo of Jessie Mayor] [Photo of Christopher Milliner] [Photo of Jenny Nakai] [Photo of Cecilia Anyango Nyamwandha] [Photo of Kenny Ryan] [Photo of Victoria Stevens] [Photo of Randi Walters] [Photo of Qimin Wu]

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.

SSA 2015 Annual Meeting Photos

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!!

Nepal Special Collection
Research Papers on Himalayan Earthquake History Made Public by SSA

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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Cover of SRL 86:4.
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On the Cover…
Since 2009, the rate of seismicity in the central and eastern United States has increased sharply, as illustrated in the top image on the front cover. Almost all of this increase is attributable to seismicity induced by wastewater that is coproduced during oil extraction (lower right). Traffic-light monitoring systems have been introduced in some areas to mitigate induced seismicity; the lowerleft image illustrates schematically a new risk-matrix approach for traffic-light monitoring. Details can be found in the eight articles of the Focus Section on Injection-Induced Seismicity, published in this issue of SRL.

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July/August SRL Available

July 1, 2015 – Volume 86, Number 4, the July/August 2015 issue of Seismological Research Letters, is now available online at the GeoScienceWorld website.

This issue features a Focus Section on Injection-Induced Seismicity, guest-edited by David W. Eaton and Justin L. Rubinstein, and also includes:

SSA members can access the complete online edition here.

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June Issue of BSSA Available

June 8, 2015 – The complete June 2015 issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA vol. 105, no. 3) 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).

Last Modified: 2015 Jul 01