Observing Fault Slip in its Natural Habitat: Field Experiments of Earthquake Physics

Session ID#: 25440

Session Description:
Controlled experiments at the field scale are required to improve our understanding of earthquakes. Scientifically induced seismicity can bridge the gaps between laboratory, theoretical and observational studies on natural systems. Artificially produced earthquakes can provide key information about the forcing mechanisms required to initiate events on natural, pre-stressed faults. The controlled nature of the experiment also provides an opportunity for near-field instrumentation to examine nucleation and the controls on ultimate magnitude posed rupture propagation. We encourage submissions that illuminate earthquake physics utilizing induced seismicity or focus on near-field observables that might be applicable to future controlled field experiments.
Primary Convener:  Brett M Carpenter, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Geology and Geophysics, Norman, OK, United States
Conveners:  Emily E Brodsky, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, David W S Eaton, University of Calgary, Geoscience, Calgary, AB, Canada and Margaret S Boettcher, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States

  • MR - Mineral and Rock Physics
  • T - Tectonophysics
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Yasuo Yabe, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, Hiroshi Ogasawara, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan, Takatoshi Ito, Tohoku University, Institute of Fluid Science, Sendai, Japan, Gerrie van Aswegen, Institute of Mine Seismology, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Raymond J Durrheim, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Artur Cichowicz, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, Tullis C Onstott, Princeton University, Department of Geosciences, Princeton, NJ, United States, Thomas L Kieft, New Mexico Institute of Technology, Department of Biology, Socorro, NM, United States, Margaret S Boettcher, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, Stefan Wiemer, ETH Zurich, Swiss Seismological Service, Zurich, Switzerland, Martin Ziegler, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland, Sergei A Shapiro, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Harsh K Gupta, National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India and Phillip Dight, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Frederic Cappa1, Yves Guglielmi2, Louis De Barros1, Nicolas Wynants-Morel1 and Laure Duboeuf1, (1)University Côte d'Azur, Geoazur, Sophia Antipolis, France, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Kazuhiro Aoki1, Kazuyoshi Seshimo1, Toru Sakai2, Yusuke Komine2, Masao Kametaka2, Takahiro Watanabe1, Christophe Nussbaum3 and Yves Guglielmi4, (1)Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Department of construction, Tokai, Japan, (2)Dia Consultants, Geology, Saitama, Japan, (3)Swisstopo, Wabern, Switzerland, (4)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Yves Guglielmi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, Christophe Nussbaum, Swisstopo, Wabern, Switzerland, Jens T Birkholzer, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States, Louis De Barros, Géoazur - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, Université Côte d'Azur, IRD, CNRS, OCA, Valbonne, France and Frederic Cappa, GeoAzur, Valbonne, France
Christopher J Bean1, Johannes Thun2, Eva Patricia Silke Eibl1, Philip M Benson3, Pete Rowley3, Ivan Lokmer2 and Lena Cauchie4, (1)Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin, Ireland, (2)University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, (3)University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, (4)EOST École et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre, Strasbourg Cedex, France
Fushen Liu1, Yanhua O. Yuan1, Martin D Lacasse1, Brian deMartin2 and Pablo F Sanz2, (1)ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, Annandale, NJ, United States, (2)ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, TX, United States
Pathikrit Bhattacharya, Tufts University, Medford, MA, United States and Robert C Viesca, Tufts University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Medford, MA, United States
Xiaowei Chen, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, School of Geology and Geophysics, Norman, OK, United States, Nori Nakata, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States and Rachel E Abercrombie, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States

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