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Register for 2017 Annual Meeting

30 December 2016

Registration is now open
for the 2017 SSA Annual Meeting, April 18-20, 2017, at the Sheraton Downtown in Denver, Colorado.

Consider participating in special events organized for the SSA community:

  • Monday, April 17: Two Pre-meeting workshops (registration required)
    —Probabilistic Seismic Hazards Assessment: from Basics to Induced Seismicity, 2 – 5 PM
    —Publishing: Be a Good Reviewer, Advance Your Career, 2:30 – 4:30 PM

The registration fee includes entry into all technical sessions, coffee breaks, luncheons, “Pint and Poster” hours, Ice Breaker reception and the Joyner lecture and reception, as well as the opportunity to register for field trips and pre-meeting workshops.

Learn more about the 2017 SSA Annual Meeting or visit the Registration Form.

Call For Papers: BSSA Special Issue on the 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake, Landslides and Tsunami

29 December 2016

bssa_sm29 December 2016 – This earthquake beneath the northern part of New Zealand’s South Island, in the transition from continental strike-slip faulting in the south to subduction in the north, was one of the largest earthquakes to strike New Zealand in historic times.

The earthquake caused extensive surface deformation as it ruptured a complex series of faults with up to 13 m of predominantly horizontal displacement, resulting in unprecedented opportunities to study the surface expression of a major fault rupture. Fault displacement and strong ground motions resulted in coastal uplift, a small tsunami, and tens of thousands of landslides. The complex spatial distribution of surface ruptures and displacements, the long duration of the earthquake, and the subsequent slow slip episode in the Hikurangi subduction zone raise questions about controls on coseismic and post-seismic strain accommodation in large earthquakes, and how slip is transferred between tectonic regimes.

We solicit papers on all aspects of the earthquake. Continue for more information about the special issue.


Record Number of Travel Grants Awarded for 2017 Annual Meeting

22 December 2016

22 December 2016 – A record-setting 66 members applied for travel grants to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting. With the generous support of the SSA community, the Travel Grant Selection Committee awarded eighteen grants to support the participation of our European Seismological Commission, international and student members at the Annual Meeting in Denver, April 18-20, 2017.

Supported by the Kanamori Fund and Student Travel Fund, the grants waive the fee for registration and provide a cash stipend for travel expenses.

Continue for list of grant recipients.

Call for Papers: SRL Focus Section: The M5.8 2016 Pawnee Earthquake, Oklahoma

20 November 2016
21 November 2016 - Seismological Research Letters announces a May 2107 Focus Section on the 3 September 2016 Pawnee earthquake (Mw5.8), the largest recorded earthquake in Oklahoma. Topics include seismological, geodetical, geological, hydrological and engineering aspects, as well as source rupture processes, new field observations, fore- and aftershock sequences, hydro-geophysical modeling, structural imaging and interdisciplinary studies.Contact guest editors Norimitsu Nakata...
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Apply Now for 2017 SSA Annual Meeting Travel Grants

21 October 2016

Travel grants to attend the 2017 SSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado are available to student SSA members, international SSA members and persons traveling from the European Seismological Commission member states. The grant application period is now open, and all applications are due 30 November 2016.

Eastern Section SSA: Deadlines Approaching for Annual Meeting

25 August 2016

From the Mantle to the Surface:
A Joint Meeting of the Eastern Section of SSA and NGA-East

23–26 October 2016
Reston, Virginia, USA
Sheraton Hotel

Important Dates

Student Travel Grant Application Deadline: 26 August 2016
Hotel Room Block Reservation Cutoff: 2 September 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline: 19 September 2016
Final Online Registration Deadline: 21 October 2016

SSA-LACSC will convene “Seismology of the Americas” conference in 2018 in Puerto Rico

17 August 2016

17 August 2016 – SSA and the Latin American and Caribbean Seismological Commission (LACSC) have agreed to a joint international conference to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 24-26 April 2018.

The conference is the first joint meeting between SSA and LACSC, which is one of four Regional Commissions of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth Interior (IASPEI). The two organizations, led by SSA President Jim Mori and LACSC President Victor A. Huérfano, completed their agreement for the joint conference at the IASPEI Regional Assembly for the Latin American and Caribbean Seismological Commission, held 20-22 June in San Jose, Costa Rica.

2016 Annual Meeting Presentations Online

3 June 2016
3 June 2016 – Over 140 slidecasts of oral presentations and over 130 posters from the 2016 Annual Meeting in Reno are now available online in the SSA website members area. Take this opportunity to see what you missed or share presentations from one of the 37 technical sessions with a colleague. Click here to log in and view the...
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SSA Announces 2016 Student Presentation Award Winners

3 June 2016
            Pictured, left to right, award winners Karianne Bergen, Moises Buelna, Emily Morton, Mostafa Mousavi, and Kyle Withers 3 June 2016 – Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 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...
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