Eastern Section

Seismological Society of America

 

Program and Abstracts

 

72nd Annual Meeting, September 24-26, 2000

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Hosted by::

School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Mid America Earthquake Center

The Eastern Section, Seismological Society of America last met in Atlanta October 13, 1977.

The 2001 meeting will be hosted by the University of South Carolina

 

Meeting Convener: Tim Long

Meeting Sponsors:

Digital Technology Associates, Inc

Geo Space Corporation

Society Officers

 

Meeting location Map

 

Success Center Rooms.

Sunday, September 24, 2000

On Sunday afternoon, the guided field trip to Stone Mountain left from the front of the Success Center at 12:30, and returned in time for the reception. The field trip showed evidence of brittle and ductile deformation and visited parts of Stone Mountain not normally open to the public.

 

Reception and Registration

7:00 to 9:00 President's Suite B, Success Center

 

 

Monday Morning, September 25, 2000

Session Chairs: Pradeep Talwani and Maurice Lamontagne

8:15 to 8:30 Welcome, Introduction, Announcements, Clary Theater

Presentations (* indicates a student talk, bold type indicates speaker)

*8:30 MAGNITUDES OF PREHISTORIC EARTHQUAKES FROM A STUDY OF PALEOLIQUEFACTION FEATURES

HU KE, SARAH L. GASSMAN, and PRADEEP TALWANI

*8:50 A PROPOSED METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE OFFSHORE PRESENCE AND EXTENT OF THE ASHLEY RIVER FAULT NEAR CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

JACK D. MAY

*9:10 EARTHQUAKE SWARMS IN RILA MOUNTAIN, SW BULGARIA

TATIANA TOTEVA, BLAGOVESTA BABACHKOVA, and SNEZINA RIZIKOVA

9:30 SEISMOLOGISTS CAN HELP PEOPLE WHO FEAR EARTHQUAKES

MAURICE LAMONTAGNE AND SYLVIE LA ROCHELLE

9:50-10:20 Coffee Break in President's Suite C

10:20 CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF STRONG GROUND MOTION FROM THE SEPTEMBER 20, 1999, CHI-CHI EARTHQUAKE IN CENTRAL TAIWAN

JER-MING CHIU and JOSE PUJOL,

*10:40 SEISMIC SURFACE WAVE TESTING IN THE MEMPHIS, TN AREA

GREGORY L. HEBELER, M. CATALINA OROZCOL,GLENN J. RIX

11:00 COEXISTENCE OF ELASTIC WAVES AND GRAVITY WAVES IN SOFT SEDIMENTS.

RAUL ESQUIVEL

*11:20 SEISMIC MICROZONATION OF THE BOSTON AREA

JAMES M. BRITTON, JOHN E. EBEL, and ALFREDO URZUA

The official Business Meeting

11:40 to 1:00 Lunch Break

 

Monday Afternoon, September 25, 2000

Presentations (* indicates a student talk, bold type indicates speaker)

1:00 SEISMICITY AT LAKE CAPRI, ROCKDALE COUNTY, GEORGIA, AUGUST 2000

PAMELA J. W. GORE and LELAND TIMOTHY LONG

1:20 ARE MOST EARTHQUAKES IN SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA INDUCED BY MINING?

C. K. SCHARNBERGER

*1:40 FAULT REACTIVATION, SLIP, AND SEISMICITY AS A RESULT OF SUBSURFACE FLUID WITHDRAWAL

RAJESH A. CHANPURA and LEONID N. GERMANOVICH

2:20 MECHANICS OF INTRAPLATE EARTHQUAKES

PRADEEP TALWANI and ABHIJIT GANGOPADHYAY

2:40-3:10 Coffee Break in President's Suite C

*3:10 UPPER-MANTLE ANISOTROPY BENEATH CALIFORNIA AND THE SURROUNDING REGION

PRASOON GUPTA and JAMES B. GAHERTY

*3:30 A SCHEMATIC MODEL TO EXPLAIN INTRAPLATE SEISMICITY IN THE GODAVARI BASIN IN PENINSULAR INDIA

ABHIJIT GANGOPADHYAY and PRADEEP TALWANI

*3:50 SITE RESPONSE FOR GENERIC PROFILES IN THE MISSISSIPPI EMBAYMENT

SALOME ROMERO, GLENN J. RIX, and WALTER J. S.

4:10 LINKING GROUND MOTIONS WITH OBSERVED INTENSITIES FOR HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKES IN EASTERN NORTH AMERICA

GAIL M. ATKINSON

Monday Evening, September 25, 2000

6:00 to 7:00 Reception, refreshments, at Alumni House

7:00 to 8:00 Banquet,

8:00 to 9:30 Meeting and Keynote Address

Dr. Richard Barke, Associate Dean, The Ivan Allen College, Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology. "The public's and scientist's perception of risk"

Tuesday Morning, September 26, 2000

Session Chair: Mitch Withers

8:30 PROBABILITIES OF FELT EARTHQUAKES FOR THE NEW ENGLAND REGION

JOHN E. EBEL, and ALAN L. KAFKA,

8:50 1886 GROUND MOTION IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: SCENARIOS USING FINITE RUPTURE MODELS

M. C. CHAPMAN

9:10 PRELIMINARY SITE AMPLIFICATION INVESTIGATION FOR THE MEMPHIS-SHELBY COUNTY AREA OF TENNESSEE USING Vs30

CHRIS H. CRAMER

9:30 CELLULAR SEISMOLOGY: DOES THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF SEISMICITY DELINEATE WHERE FUTURE LARGE EARTHQUAKES ARE LIKELY TO OCCUR?

ALAN L. KAFKA

9:50-10:20 Coffee/cookie Break

10:40 INCORPORATING UNCERTAINTY INTO PROBABILISTIC SEISMIC HAZARD MAPS FOR THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN U.S.

CHRIS H. CRAMER, RUSSELL L. WHEELER, ARTHUR D. FRANKEL, PREDEEP TALWANI, and RICHARD C. LEE

10:20 DEVELOPMENT OF A CENTRALIZED DATABASE FOR SIMPLIFYING THE HAZARD MAPPING PROCESS

BRIAN WALDRON

11:00 PLANNING FOR AN ADVANCED NATIONAL SEISMIC SYSTEM IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST U.S.

MITCH WITHERS, and ANSS-MA Regional Subcommittee

Poster Only Papers

Posters may be put up for display anytime after 8:00 Monday September 25, 2000 in Presidents Suite C-D.

A VERTICAL COMPONENNT SEISMOGRAPH FOR EDUCATION

LELAND TIMOTHY LONG and FRANK WILLIAMSON

THE 01 JANUARY 2000 KIPAWA EARTHQUAKE (MN=5.2)

	ADAMS, J., BENT, A., DRYSDALE, J. A., HALCHUK, S., LAMONTAGNE, M., MA, S.,
WETMILLER, R. J., WOODGOLD, C., (alphabetical order)

POLARIS: A NEW NETWORK OF SEISMOGRAPHS AND MT STATIONS IN CANADA

MAURICE LAMONTAGNE, ISA ASUDEH, GAIL ATKINSON, MICHAEL BOSTOCK, DAVID E. EATON, IAN J. FERGUSON, COLIN THOMSON, JOHN ADAMS, ALAN G. JONES, JOHN CASSIDY, and DAVID SNYDER

 

By Abstract Only

*2:00 ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK APPLICATIONS IN EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION

SULTAN HAIDER

 

Displays:

Digital Technology Associates, Inc., Steve Pauly

Geo Space Corporation, Tim Allmendinger

Mid America Earthquake Center

Cheap Seis

 

 

The end