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, email@example.com
Sergio Barrientos, Universidad de Chile, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marco Cisternas, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, email@example.com
Kelin Wang, Geological Survey of Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rolando Armijo, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, email@example.com
Susan Beck, University of Arizona, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Bilek, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, email@example.com
Jaime Campos, Universidad de Chile, firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Comte, Universidad de Chile, email@example.com
Edgar Kausel, Universidad de Chile, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jurgen Klotz, Geo-Forschungs-Zentrum Potsdam, email@example.com
Raul Madariaga, École Normale Supérieure, firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Melnick, Potsdam University, email@example.com
Mario Pino, Universidad Austral de Chile, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenji Satake, University of Tokyo, email@example.com
Claudio Vita-Finzi, Natural History Museum, London, firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Wesson, U.S. Geological Survey, email@example.com
The conference organizers acknowledge the generous support of the following sponsors.
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For information about the scientific program, please contact the conveners via e-mail (addresses listed above).