The Future of Subduction Zone Science

Panelists: John Power, USGS; Laura Wallace, GNS Science, University of Texas, Austin; Shawn Wei, Michigan State University.
Moderated by Anne Sheehan, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Subduction zones host a range of seismic phenomena, including the world’s largest earthquakes along the megathrust, in-slab and deep-focus earthquakes, shallow crustal events, tremor and volcanic seismicity. The structure and behavior of subduction systems provide insight into Earth’s evolution and plate tectonic processes. A panel will present their vision for the future of subduction zone science and discuss the important next steps to expand our understanding of subduction processes.

Recorded Wednesday, 20 April 2022 at the Seismological Society of America’s 2022 Annual Meeting.