SSA Introduces New Journal Features and Benefits for SSA Members

19 September 2017 - The premier seismology journals BSSA and SRL will get a new look and a host of reader-friendly features, as the journals make the transition to the Silverchair Information Systems online hosting platform through GeoScienceWorld, a consortium of society publishers of research and communications in the earth sciences.

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SSA Supports Earthquake Preparedness in New Senate Bill


7 September 2017 - 
Through the work of our Government Relations Committee, SSA is supporting the Congressional reauthorization of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). NEHRP is the federal government’s coordinated long-term nationwide program to reduce risks to life and property resulting from earthquakes, and to facilitate social, economic and industrial recovery after a major earthquake.

On September 6, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced a bill to reauthorize NEHRP, co-sponsored by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR). SSA strongly encourages Congress to act on the reauthorization of NEHRP and will continue to work with Sen. Feinstein and others to ensure the bill’s passage into law.

In addition to the SSA Board of Directors’ statement on reauthorization, the following letter of support was sent to Sen. Feinstein by SSA President-Elect Peter Shearer.

Seismology of the Americas – Call for Sessions


A joint international conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Seismological Commission (LACSC) and the Seismological Society of America (SSA) will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 23–26 April 2018.

The conference is the first joint meeting of SSA and LACSC, which is one of four Regional Commissions of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth Interior (IASPEI).

Deadline to submit session proposals: 2 October 2017

LACSC and SSA welcome the submission of proposals from across the fields of geotechnical and earthquake engineering, earthquake science and seismology. The Program Committee encourages all members of the seismological community to help make this joint meeting impactful by creating sessions related to their own cutting-edge research, methodology, and technology developments. To see examples of sessions from last year’s SSA meeting, visit the 2017 meeting website at http://meetings.seismosoc.org/special-sessions.

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Introducing: Seismo-gram


SSA's newsletter for all early-career scientists focused on advancing their careers.

Seismo-gram Issue One: 24 August 2017 – Tips on how to be a better paper reviewer from the 2017 SSA Annual Meeting workshop “Be a Better Reviewer, Advance Your Career” taught by Roland Bürgmann (University of California, Berkeley), John Ebel (Boston College, founding editor-in-chief of SRL) and Brent Grocholski (Science); “Ask an Expert,” check out the advice from Michael West (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) on dealing with stress, career setbacks and grant/paper rejections; and Call for Sessions: Seismology of the Americas meeting.

SRL: Forgotten Archives Reveal Impact of 1918 Puerto Rico Earthquake and Tsunami

Repair petitions filed in the wake of the 1918 Puerto Rico earthquake and tsunami, stored and forgotten in the San Juan archives for nearly 100 years, are giving scientists a house-by-house look at the damage wrought by the magnitude 7.3 event. In Seismological Research Letters, Roland LaForge and William McCann describe how they used the records to trace the impact of the earthquake.

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SSA, AGU Reaffirm Position Statement on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty

29 June 2017--Scientific research in Earth and space sciences advances our understanding of our world and contributes to strong global economies, security, and public health and safety. The American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Seismological Society of America (SSA) today announced a revision of their position statement, "The Capability to Monitor the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Should be Expanded, Completed, and Sustained ."

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Latest SSA Journals
 

September/October SRL Now Available

25 August 2017 – The complete September/October 2017 issue of Seismological Research Letters, Volume 88, Number 5, is now available online at the GeoScienceWorld website. This issue includes:

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Probabilistic forecasting of earthquake-producing fault ruptures informs all major decisions aimed at reducing seismic risk and improving earthquake resilience; the Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast, Version 3 (UCERF3) is the first model to provide self-consistent rupture probabilities over forecasting intervals from less than an hour to more than a century. Field et al. (this issue) provide an overview of UCERF3, illustrate the short-term probabilities with aftershock scenarios, and draw conclusions from the modeling results. Shown here are average earthquake nucleation rates following a magnitude 6.1 event near Parkfield, California (white line), as inferred from 200,000 simulations. Note that the new model (UCERF3-ETAS) exhibits triggering on faults, whereas previous models, such as the ETAS case shown at the upper right, have generally ignored faults.

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Multiple earthquakes in the 2010–2011 Canterbury, New Zealand, sequence induced liquefaction, providing instruction for how to interpret paleoliquefaction features in the geologic record. The top photo shows a compound sand-silt fissure that formed 30 km southwest of Christchurch during the 22 February 2011 M 6.2 and 13 June 2011 M 6.0 Christchurch earthquakes. The bottom photo shows a sand blow that formed during the 22 February 2011 earthquake mainshock and aftershocks (photos by C. and R. Hardwick). These and other photos, as well as measurements of liquefaction features, can be found in the article and electronic supplement by Tuttle et al. (this issue), providing a unique dataset of liquefaction features formed during a modern earthquake sequence.

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May/June SRL 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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SSA members should log in to the members area and follow the link from there to SRL 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 subscribers can access the issue here. The print edition of this issue is scheduled to mail on 8 May.

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