SSA Announces 2017 Award Winners

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24 May 2016 – SSA is pleased to announce the recipients of several of the Society's awards for 2017. The winners of the Harry Fielding Reid Medal, the Charles F. Richer Early Career Award, the Frank Press Public Service Award, and the Distinguished Service to SSA Award are among the highest honors conferred by the Society.

Congratulations to Reid Medal recipient George Plafker; Richter recipient Annemarie Baltay; Press Award recipient Lori Dengler; and Distinguished Service recipient Keith Knudsen.

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Call for Papers: BSSA Special Issue

Fifty Years after the 1967 Koyna Earthquake: Progress in our understanding of Reservoir Triggered Seismicity (RTS)  

Call for Papers: Deadline 1 December 2017 

4 May 2017--The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA) is soliciting papers for a Special Issue on Reservoir Triggered Seismicity. December 10, 2017 marks 50 years since the 1967 magnitude 6.3 Koyna earthquake in western India, recognized as the world’s largest Reservoir Triggered Seismic (RTS) event.

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SRL: Wastewater Injection Rates May Have Been Key to Oklahoma’s Largest Earthquake

3 May 2017--Changes to the rate of wastewater injection in disposal wells may have contributed to conditions that led to last year's Pawnee earthquake in Oklahoma, according to a new report published May 3 as part of a focus section in Seismological Research Letters.

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Call For Papers: SRL Focus Section on Geophysical Networks and Related Developments in Latin America

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1 May 2017SRL has issued a call for papers for a Focus Section on Geophysical Networks and Related Developments in Latin America. In recent years, there have been many efforts throughout the region to improve and expand national seismic/geodetic networks; along with this, as part of larger projects, instruments to observe a variety of seismic/aseismic phenomena have been deployed.

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Motion from Distant Earthquakes Can Shake Tall Buildings

20 April 2017 -DENVER — Data collected from two tall buildings, one in Osaka and one in Los Angeles, demonstrate that long-lasting motions from distant earthquakes — up to hundreds of kilometers away — can shake those buildings severely and can cause structural and non-structural damage.

Mehmet Celebi of the U.S. Geological Survey discussed these two buildings at the 2017 SSA Annual Meeting. He suggested that design codes for these types of buildings should take into account these long-distance effects.

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Seismology on Mars and Beyond at SSA Annual Meeting

20 April 2017 -DENVER — In May 2018, NASA Discovery's InSight mission will be the first lander to place an ultrasensitive broadband seismometer on the surface of Mars — the first planetary seismometer deployed since the 1970s.

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Forecasting Large Earthquakes along the Wasatch Front, Utah

20 April 2017 -DENVER — There is a 43% probability that the Wasatch Front region in Utah will experience at least one magnitude 6.75 or greater earthquake, and a 57 % probability of at least one magnitude 6.0 earthquake, in the next 50 years, said researchers speaking at the 2017 SSA Annual Meeting. In their report released in 2016, the Working Group on Utah Earthquake Probabilities presented their first forecast for large earthquakes along faults in the Wasatch region.

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Latest SSA Journals
 

Mary/June SRL Now Available

26 April 2017 – The complete May/June 2017 issue of Seismological Research Letters, Volume 88, Number 3, is now available online at the GeoScienceWorld website. This issue includes:

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Since 2010, the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Data Management Center (DMC) has expanded its services to the seismology community beyond data archiving and distribution by offering higher order data products derived from its vast repository of raw waveform data. The 31 data products now available are described in Hutko et al. (this issue) and include Global Stacks, the stacking STA/LTA functions of waveform data available from IRIS from more than 2500 shallow earthquakes from 1995–2013 using different components of data in different frequency bands.

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April Issue of BSSA Available

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23 March 2017 – The complete April 2017 issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA vol. 107, no. 2) is now available online to SSA members and institutional subscribers at GeoScienceWorld and BSSA Online. SSA members should log in to the members area and follow the link from there to BSSA Online at GeoScienceWorld to access full text or PDFs of all articles from the issue (log in with your SSA username and password required). Institutional BSSA subscribers can access the issue here; Institutional GeoScienceWorld subscribers can access it here. The print edition of this issue is scheduled to mail on 4 April.

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