Seismological Society of America Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech Eastern Section - Seismological Society of America

76th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Section of the Seismological Society of America


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Thank you to all of this year's meeting attendees!

Conference Convenor
Martin Chapman
+1 (540) 231-5036 / mcc@vt.edu
Host
Department of Geosciences
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061 USA
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General Schedule | Conference Program | Lodging and Directions | Contact Information

General Schedule

Sunday, October 31 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Afternoon: Field trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway, with visits at Château Morrisette Winery and historic Mabry Mill. Depart from Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center at 1:00 PM, return at 5:30 PM.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: On-Site Registration, Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Reception and Icebreaker, Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center
Monday, November 1 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM: Technical Sessions, Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center
6:30 PM: Dinner Banquet, Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center
Tuesday, November 2 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Technical Sessions, Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center

Conference Program

Poster Sessions: Donaldson-Brown Conference Room A

Posters will be on display throughout the meeting.

Local Earthquake Tomography at Mount Pinatubo, Philippines
Beale, Jake and Hole, John, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Geosciences, 4044 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Implementation of ShakeMap for the New Madrid Seismic Zone
Brackman, T.B. and Withers, M., Center for Earthquake Research and Information, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152-3050

Magnitude 3.8 Earthquake in Lake Ontario — August 4th, 2004: Kinematic and Dynamic Parameters
Dineva, S., Mereu, R. and Eaton, D. Department of Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond St., London, Ontario, N6A 5B7, Canada

The 75th Anniversary of the 1929 Grand Banks Earthquake and Tsunami: Commemorating Canada's Most Devastating Earthquake-Related Loss of Life
Halchuk, Stephen, Earthquakes Canada, Natural Resources Canada, 7 Observatory Crescent, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0Y3 (presented by Janet Drysdale)

Seismic Profiling with Quarry Blasts in the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina: An Alternative Procedure for Migrating Wide-Angle Reflection Data
Hawman, R.B., Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, Khalifa, M.O., South Valley University, Qena, Egypt; Kucinskis, J.A., New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services; and Clippard, J.E., Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602

Site Amplification, Scattering and Intrinsic Attenuation in the Mississippi Embayment
Jemberie, A.L. and Langston, C.A., Center for Earthquake Research and Information, The University of Memphis, 3876 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152

The Boston College Educational Seismology Project: Inviting Students into the World of Science Research
Kafka, A.1, Barnett, M.2, Bellegarde, H.1,2, Ebel, J.1, Gruber, M.1, Macherides-Moulis, A.1, Pfitzner, A.2, and Smith, D.1 1Weston Observatory, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Boston College, Weston, MA 02493, 2Department of Teacher Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Remotely Triggered Seismicity and the Denali Fault Earthquake: A Progress Report
Mukherjee, Tandrima, Bodin, Paul, and Gomberg, Joan, Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI), University of Memphis, TN; U. S. Geological Survey, University of Memphis, TN

The Vertical Strong-Motion Stations of the Kentucky Strong Motion Network
Wang, Zhenming1, Woolery, Edward W.2, and Shi, Baoping1 1Kentucky Geological Survey, 228 Mining and Mineral Resources Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, 2Department of Geological Sciences, 101 Slone Research Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506

Monday Morning
Oral Session I: Seismicity and Tectonics

Chairs: Janet Drysdale, Charles Scharnberger

8:30‑8:45 Introduction and Welcome
Martin Chapman
8:45‑9:00 The Seismicity of Central Virginia
Chapman, M.C., Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061
9:00‑9:15 Are Earthquakes In or Near Pennsylvania Independent Events with Respect to Time?
Scharnberger, C. K., Department of Earth Sciences and Center for Disaster Research and Education, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 17551
9:15‑9:30 Mechanical Modeling Supports Association of Shallow Plutons with Microearthquakes
Stevenson, D. A., Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Aiken, SC, Gangopadhyay, A., and Talwani, P., Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
9:30‑9:45 Spatio-Temporal Changes in b-Value Following the Mw 6.5 San Simeon Earthquake of 2003
Sun, L., and Chun, K.-Y., Seismological Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A7
9:45‑10:00 Relocation of Eastern Tennessee Earthquakes Using HypoDD
Dunn, M., Center for Earthquake Research and Information, 3876 Central Avenue, Suite 1, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152-3050 and Chapman, M., Department of Geosciences, 4044 Derring Hall, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061
10:00‑10:15 Geophysical and Geological Evidence of Neotectonic Deformation Along the Hovey Lake Fault, Lower Wabash Valley Fault System, Central United States
Rutledge, F. A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Civil Engineering, 19 Patton Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, Woolery, E. W., University of Kentucky, Department of Geological Sciences, 101 Slone Research Bldg., Lexington, KY 40506-0053 and Wang, Z., University of Kentucky, Kentucky Geological Survey, 228 MMRB, Lexington, KY 40506.
10:15‑10:30 Break - Auditorium Lobby
10:30‑10:45 Irregularities in Aftershock Seismicity Preceding Large, Late Aftershocks
Dobler, Russ and Ebel, John, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
10:45‑11:00 Recent Seismic Activity in the James Bay Area: Contribution from the New POLARIS Stations
Peci, V., Drysdale, J., Hayek, S., Halchuk, S., Adams, J., Woodgold, C., and Ma, S., Earthquakes Canada, Natural Resources Canada, 7 Observatory Crescent, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0Y3
11:00‑11:15 Is there a Preferred Geometry of Intersecting Faults that Favors Intraplate Earthquakes? Observations from Two-Dimensional Numerical Modeling
Gangopadhyay, A. and Talwani, P., Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
11:15‑11:30 Seismotectonic Features of Charleston Earthquakes
Durá-Gómez, I. and Talwani, P., Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
11:30‑11:45 Cumulative Earthquake Energy Release for Global Seismicity
Miao, Q. and Langston, C. A., Center for Earthquake Research and Information, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152
11:45‑12:00 New Information on the Seismicity in Northern Ontario, Canada
Ma, Shutian, 1399 Chatelain Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Z 8A9, and Adams, John, Geological Survey of Canada, 7 Observatory Crescent, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0Y3
12:00 Lunch - Old Guard Room

Monday Afternoon
Oral Session II: Hazard Assessment, Education, Emergency Response, and Engineering Applications

Chairs: Maurice Lamontagne, Chris Cramer

1:15‑1:30 Posters - Conference Room A
1:30‑1:45 IBC and IRC 2000 and Seismic Hazard Assessment in the Central United States: An Example of Miscommunication between the Policy-makers and Seismologists
Wang, Z., Woolery, E. W., Shi, B., and Kieffer, J. D., Kentucky Geological Survey, 228 MMRB, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506
1:45‑2:00 WEBSHAKE: An Internet Tool to Perform Frequency Domain Level Ground Amplification Studies
Urzua, A., and Ebel, J. E., Weston Observatory, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Boston College, 381 Concord Rd., Weston, MA 02493 and Rose, D., Prototype Engineering, Inc., 57 Westland Avenue, Winchester, MA 01890
2:00‑2:15 Updating the CEUS Portion of the National Seismic Hazard Maps
Cramer, C. H., U.S. Geological Survey, 3876 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152-3050, Frankel, A. D., and Petersen, M. D., U.S. Geological Survey, P.O. Box 25046, MS 966, Denver, CO 80225-0046
2:15‑2:30 An Examination of Site Response in Columbia, South Carolina
Lester, Alanna P. and Chapman, M. C., Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061
2:30‑2:45 The Effect of Long-Period Energy on Expected Ground Motions of Future Earthquakes in Boston, Massachusetts
Ebel, J. E., and Urzua, A., Weston Observatory, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Boston College, 381 Concord Rd., Weston, MA 02493, and Britton, J., Weston Geophysical Corporation, 57 Bedford St., Suite 102, Lexington, MA 02420
2:45‑3:00 Break - Auditorium Lobby
3:00‑3:15 Posters - Conference Room A
3:15‑3:30 Making Earthquake Notifications More Useful to Emergency Managers
Lamontagne, M., Natural Resources Canada, 588 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0Y7
3:30‑3:45 The Mw=4.2 Northern Illinois Earthquake of 28 June 2004 and the Value of Earthquake Town Meetings
Horton, S. P., Center for Earthquake Research and Information, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
3:45‑4:00 Use of the Magnitude-Bound Method in Paleoliquefaction Investigations
Green, Russell A., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, 2372 G.G. Brown Building, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2125, Olson, Scott M., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL and Obermeier, Stephen F., Emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, and EqLiq Consulting, Rockport, Indiana
4:00‑4:15 The Consequences of the 1870 Magnitude 6 1/2 Charlevoix Earthquake
Lamontagne, M., Natural Resources Canada, 588 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0Y7, and Keating, P., Geological Survey of Canada, 615 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0E9,
4:15‑4:30 Processing the Perturbation Method
Chen, Michael, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, 311 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332
4:30‑4:45 A Differential Approach for Detecting Temporal Changes in Near-Surface Earth Layers
Toteva, T. D. and Long, L. T., School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332
4:45‑5:00 Seismic Hazard Assessment for the Tennessee Valley
Munsey, J. W., Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 W. Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902; Youngs, R. R., Wells, D. L., and Hanson, K. L., Geomatrix Consultants, 2101 Webster Street, 12th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
6:00‑8:30 Banquet - West Commonwealth Room
6:00: Cash Bar
6:30: Dinner
7:00: Guest Speaker: Dr. James (Bud) Robertson, Author/Film Consultant
C. P. Miles Professor of History
Virginia Tech Alumni Distinguished Professor

Tuesday Morning
Oral Session III: Ground Motion and Earth Structure

Chairs: Tim Long, Arthur Snoke

8:45‑9:00 Posters - Conference Room A
9:00‑9:15 Comparison between the Temporal Changes in P-Wave Attenuation Following the Loma Prieta and Morgan Hill Earthquakes in California
Chun, K.-Y. and Henderson, G. A., Seismological Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1A7
9:15‑9:30 High Resolution Velocity Models for the New Madrid Seismic Zone
Powell, C., Withers, M., and Dunn, M., Center for Earthquake Research and Information, 3876 Central Ave., Suite 1, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152-3050, Vlahovic, G., Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC 27707
9:30‑9:45 Comparison of Two Deconvolution Methods for Computing Three-Component Receiver Functions
Liang, Chuntao and Langston, Charles A., Center for Earthquake Research and Information, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 38152
9:45‑10:00 Resolution and Sensitivity Considerations Relating Velocity Models and Surface-Wave Dispersion
Snoke, J. A., Department of Geosciences, 4044 Derring Hall (0420), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 20461, James, D. E., Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5241 Broad Branch Rd. NW, Washington, DC, and Larson, A. M., Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802
10:00‑10:15 Crustal Structure of Western Lake Ontario: Implications for Precambrian Basement Controls on Local Seismicity
Eaton, D. W., Mereu, R. F., and Dineva, S., Department of Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 5B7, Canada and Asmis, H. W., Ontario Power Generation, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X6, Canada
10:15‑10:30 Break - Auditorium Lobby
10:30‑10:45 Bulk Sediment Qp and Qs from Explosion-Generated Seismic Waves in the Mississippi Embayment
Langston, C. A., Bodin, P., Powell, C., Withers, M., and Horton, S., Center for Earthquake Research and Information, 3876 Central Ave., Suite 1, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152-3050, Mooney, W., U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, MS 977, Menlo Park, CA 94025-3591
10:45‑11:00 Seismic Velocity Structure from a Refraction - Reflection Survey across the San Andreas Fault at SAFOD
Hole, John A.1, Ryberg, Trond2, Sharma, Arvind K.1, and Fuis, Gary S.3 1Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Geosciences, 4044 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061; 2GeoForschungsZentrum, Telegrafenberg, E322, Potsdam, 14471, DEU; 3U. S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Rd, MS977, Menlo Park, CA 94025
11:00‑11:15 A Numerical Assessment of Amplitude Decay Curves
Long, Tim, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, 311 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332-0340

Lodging and Directions

Lodging is available at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center on the Virginia Tech campus at the rate of US$78/night. For reservations, please call the hotel at +1 (877) 200-3360 or +1 (540) 231-8000.

Directions to Virginia Tech and the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference center are available on the hotel's website. Additionally, Virginia Tech's University Relations office has a more detailed web page with other maps and information.


Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Martin Chapman
4044 Derring Hall (0420)
Virginia Tech Geosciences
Blacksburg, VA 24061

+1 (540) 231-5036 (Phone)
+1 (540) 231-3386 (FAX)
mcc@vt.edu (E-mail)

    or    

Ellen Mathena
4044 Derring Hall (0420)
Virginia Tech Geosciences
Blacksburg, VA 24061

+1 (540) 231-6729 (Phone)
+1 (540) 231-3386 (FAX)
mathena@vt.edu (E-mail)