Conference or meeting aimed at bringing together professionals in the areas of earthquake study and hazards to discuss advancements, theory, mitigation, preparedness, or education. Normally not open to the general public or registration is usually required.
One of the sessions of the AGU Fall meeting will focus on the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12 and understanding intraplate earthquakes. Session description is as follows:
During the winter of 1811-1812, the central U.S. suffered three large earthquakes. The source of these events, the New Madrid seismic zone (NMSZ), lies far from the plate boundaries of North America. Significant advances in understanding intraplate systems have occurred, but the causes of large earthquakes in these settings remain an enigma. In commemoration of the New Madrid earthquakes bicentennial, we invite abstracts addressing intraplate faulting from a wide range of disciplines. This session will highlight recent research on the NMSZ and the 1811-1812 earthquakes. Contributed abstracts on analog intraplate systems, crustal structure and seismicity, geodetic observations, geodynamic modeling, and intraplate earthquake cycles are welcome.