New Insights into the Active Deformation, Tectonic Evolution, and Hazard Mitigation of the Caribbean Plate and South America II

Session ID#: 10719

Session Description:
This session seeks to discuss the current state of knowledge of Caribbean plate geodynamics, kinematics and tectonic evolution. Recent studies have quantified how strain is accommodated along the plate boundary, have been able to better constraint geological hazards, and have postulated new models to explain its tectonic evolution. The Caribbean Plate is tectonically active with subduction zones, volcanism, and transpressional zones that produce large seismic and volcanic hazards. The densification of seismic and geodetic instrumentation, capacity building, international collaborations, and collection of new data sets during the past decade are improving our understanding of the Caribbean plate. We seek contributions that use geophysical (seismic, geodetic, remote sensing), numerical and/or analog modeling, and geological techniques to understand strain accommodation along active faults, earthquake, tsunami and volcanic hazards, subduction processes, deformation history, and plate kinematics. This session also encourages contributions on future research directions on tectonics of the Caribbean Plate.
Primary Convener:  Daniel A Laó-Dávila, Oklahoma State University, Boone Pickens School of Geology, Stillwater, OK, United States
Conveners:  Katharine V Cashman, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom, Alberto M M Lopez Venegas, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Geology, Mayaguez, PR, United States and Ellen Wohl, Colorado State University, Department of Geosciences, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Chairs:  Daniel A Laó-Dávila, Oklahoma State University Main Campus, Stillwater, OK, United States and Alberto M M Lopez Venegas, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Geology, Mayaguez, PR, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Katharine V Cashman, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

  • G - Geodesy
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • S - Seismology
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
Index Terms:

8150 Plate boundary: general [TECTONOPHYSICS]
8155 Plate motions: general [TECTONOPHYSICS]
8170 Subduction zone processes [TECTONOPHYSICS]
8185 Volcanic arcs [TECTONOPHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Glen S Mattioli, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, United States; UNAVCO, Inc., Boulder, CO, United States, Jamie A Miller, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX, United States, Charles DeMets, University of Wisconsin Madison, Geoscience, Madison, WI, United States and Pamela E Jansma, University of Colorado Denver, Office of the Dean - CLAS, Denver, CO, United States
Paul Mann, University of Houston, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Houston, TX, United States
Daniel R Muhs1, Eugene S Schweig2, Kathleen R Simmons1 and Robert B Halley1, (1)US Geological Survey, Denver, CO, United States, (2)USGS, Denver, CO, United States
Elizabeth A Vanacore, Puerto Rico Seismic Network, Mayaguez, United States, Alberto M M Lopez Venegas, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Geology, Mayaguez, PR, United States and Victor A Huerfano Moreno, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Seismic Network, Mayaguez, PR, United States
Rob Govers1, Marinus J R Wortel2 and Steven van Benthem1, (1)Utrecht University, Dept. Geosciences, Utrecht, Netherlands, (2)Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
Belle Philibosian1,2, Nathalie Feuillet3, Eric Jacques4, Jennifer Weil Accardo4, Anne-Sophie B Meriaux5, Abel Guihou6 and Andre Anglade7, (1)Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, Earthquake Science Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (3)Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France, (4)Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Université Paris-Cité, Paris, France, (5)Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, (6)CEREGE Europole de l Arbois, Aix en Provence, France, (7)Observatoire Volcanologique et Sismologique de la Guadeloupe, Gourbeyre, Guadeloupe
Alan Levander, Rice University, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Houston, United States, Maximiliano J Bezada, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, United States, Fenglin Niu, Rice University, Deptartment of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Houston, TX, United States and Michael Schmitz, La Fundación Venezolana de Investigaciones Sismológicas, Caracas, Venezuela
Jeffrey S Marshall1, James A Spotila2, Thomas Gardner3, Marino Protti4, Eli J LaFromboise5, Shawn Morrish6, Melissa Robinson6, Andrew Barnhart6, Amber Butcher6, Fookgiin Khaw6, Peter Piestrzeniewicz6, Brent Ritzinger6, John Utick6 and Kacie Wellington6, (1)California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Geological Sciences, Pomona, CA, United States, (2)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Geosciences, Blacksburg, VA, United States, (3)Trinity University, Geosciences Department, San Antonio, TX, United States, (4)Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica, (5)California State University Northridge, Geological Sciences Department, Northridge, CA, United States, (6)California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Pomona, CA, United States

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