AGU Chapman Conference on Giant Earthquakes and Their Tsunamis
Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, and Valdivia, Chile
16–24 May 2010
(includes the 50th anniversary of the giant 1960 Chile earthquake and tsunami)
Update: Five days of presentations and discussions will take place 16 May - 20 May, mainly in Vina del Mar. These will be limited to the participants except for a public event on 17 May, in Valparaiso. Participants are welcome to join in a one-day public commemoration of the 1960 mainshock, to take place in Valdivia on May 22. Post-meeting activities will also include geological field trips.
The conference is intended to promote scientific understanding of earthquakes of magnitude 9 (giant earthquakes) and of associated tsunamis. Though global in scope, the conference will use Chilean subduction zones, which face the country's entire 4,000-km length, to help focus discussions of where and why these earthquakes occur. Topics will include subduction-zone properties previously interpreted as controls on maximum earthquake size; patterns of earthquake recurrence in relation to the region’s earthquake and tsunami history; and hazard assessments for building codes and tsunami safety.
Brian Atwater, U.S. Geological Survey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sergio Barrientos, Universidad de Chile, email@example.com
Marco Cisternas, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelin Wang, Geological Survey of Canada, email@example.com
Rolando Armijo, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Beck, University of Arizona, email@example.com
Susan Bilek, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaime Campos, Universidad de Chile, email@example.com
Diana Comte, Universidad de Chile, firstname.lastname@example.org
Edgar Kausel, Universidad de Chile, email@example.com
Jurgen Klotz, Geo-Forschungs-Zentrum Potsdam, firstname.lastname@example.org
Raul Madariaga, École Normale Supérieure, email@example.com
Daniel Melnick, Potsdam University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mario Pino, Universidad Austral de Chile, email@example.com
Kenji Satake, University of Tokyo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Claudio Vita-Finzi, Natural History Museum, London, email@example.com
Robert Wesson, U.S. Geological Survey, firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference organizers acknowledge the generous support of the following sponsors.
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