GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshop at AGU Fall Meeting 2015 – Save the date!

Please consider attending the mini-workshop on the Himalayan Seismogenic Zone that will be held during the AGU Fall Meeting on Tuesday December 15, 2015. Please mark your calendars today!

Further details about registration and mini-workshop programs will be available soon on the GeoPRISMS website and will be advertised on the Listserv.

The GeoPRISMS Office


Mini-Workshop on the Himalayan Seismogenic Zone (HSZ)

Tuesday December 15, 2015, 7-9pm, Grand Hyatt Union Square, 36th floor

     Larry Brown (Cornell University,
     Judith Hubbard (Earth Observatory of Singapore and Nanyang Technical University)
     Marianne Karplus (University of Texas at El Paso,
     Simon Klemperer (Stanford University,
     Hiroshi Sato (Earthquake Research Institute of Tokyo University,

The April 25, 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal was a dramatic reminder that not all great thrust earthquakes occur on oceanic subduction zones. This mini-workshop is intended to facilitate discussion and organization of possible international, multidisciplinary efforts to study the Himalayan Seismogenic zone to better understand both the threat of future ruptures in this region and mechanics of large thrust earthquakes at convergent plate boundaries in general.

Invited Speakers:
     Jean-Phillippe Avouac (Cambridge) – Tectonics of the Himalaya
     Judith Hubbard (Earth Observatory of Singapore and Nanyang Technical University) – Seismic Hazards of the Himalaya
     Greg Moore (U. Hawaii) – Lessons from the MARGINS SEIZE Initiative