Precursory deformation before dynamic failure

Session ID#: 26479

Session Description:
The fracturing and frictional properties of rocks exert a key control on precursory deformations before dynamic ruptures. New multi-scale evidences reveal that these properties are controlled by a number of mechanisms such as granular flow, time-dependent deformation and phase transformations.  At the field scale micro-earthquakes along creeping faults elucidate the evolution of frictional properties during the seismic cycle. At the outcrop scale, it is now possible to quantitatively characterize fractures and fault zones hydro-mechanical properties. At the laboratory scale new experiments are able to investigate the 3D microstructure evolution of a deforming rock at conditions representative of the seismogenic zone. All these approaches show a competition between healing and fault reloading, and ultimately can unravel the precursors to rupture events. This session aims to integrate field, laboratory, seismological and geodetic data to address the multi-scale precursory deformation mechanisms before major ruptures.
Primary Convener:  Sergio Vinciguerra, University of Turin, Earth Sciences, Turin, Italy
Conveners:  Francois Renard, University of Oslo, Physics of Geological Processes, Oslo, Norway, Roland Burgmann, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States and Wenlu Zhu, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Co-Organized with:
Mineral and Rock Physics, Seismology, and Tectonophysics

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

5104 Fracture and flow [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]
7209 Earthquake dynamics [SEISMOLOGY]
8010 Fractures and faults [STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY]
8163 Rheology and friction of fault zones [TECTONOPHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Anfu Niu, CENC China Earthquake Networks Center, Beijing, China, Yuan Li, First Center for Deformation Measurement, Tianjin, China and Wei Yan Mr., China Earthquake Networks Center, Beijing, China
Alexandre Schubnel, CNRS, Paris, France, Frederic Girault, Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris, France and Eric Pili, CEA, DAM, DIF, Arpajon, France
Sergio Vinciguerra, University of Turin, Earth Sciences, Turin, Italy, Thomas Ian King, University of Turin, Department of Earth Sciences, Turin, Italy, Philip M Benson, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom and Luca De Siena, University of Aberdeen, Geology and Petroleum Geology, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Stephen J Bauer1, Hyunwoo Lee2 and William Payton Gardner1, (1)Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (2)University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Roberto Emanuele Rizzo, David Healy and Natalie Jane Farrell, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
David Chas Bolton1, Jacques Riviere2, Chris Marone2 and Paul A Johnson3, (1)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, (2)Penn State University, Department of Geosciences, University Park, PA, United States, (3)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Gregory Mclaskey, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States
Noah John Phillips1, Christie D Rowe1 and Kohtaro Ujiie2, (1)McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, (2)University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
Zeev Reches1, Ximeng Zu1 and James Jeffers2, (1)University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States, (2)JeffersEmergingTechnologies, Fresno, CA, United States
Kiyoshi Suyehiro1, Selwyn I Sacks2, Paul A. Rydelek2, Deborah Elaine Smith3 and Tetsuo Takanami2, (1)JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan, (2)Carnegie Inst Washington, Washington, DC, United States, (3)Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, DC, United States
Philip G Meredith1, John Browning1, Sophie R Harland2, David Healy2, Chris Stuart3 and Thomas Matthew Mitchell1, (1)University College London, Rock and Ice Physics and Seismological Laboratory, London, United Kingdom, (2)University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, (3)University College London, Rock & Ice Physics Laboratory, London, United Kingdom
David Healy, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom and Timothy Davis, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
Ioan R. Ionescu, Université Paris 13, Villetaneuse, France, Quriaky Gomez, University Paris 13, LSPM, Villetaneuse, France, Michel Campillo, ISTerre Institute of Earth Sciences, Saint Martin d'Hères, France and Xiaoping Jia, Institut Langevin, Paris, France
Alexis L Cartwright-Taylor1, Florian Fusseis1, Ian B Butler1, Michael Flynn1 and Andrew King2, (1)University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, (2)SOLEIL Synchrotron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Raul Perez Lopez1, Angel Fernández Cortés2, Marta Bejar-Pizarro1, Jose J. Martínez-Díaz3, Alejandra Staller4, Angel Sánchez-Malo5, Enrique Sanz5, Soledad Cuezva2 and Sergio Sánchez-Moral6, (1)Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Madrid, Spain, (2)Universidad de Almeria, Almeria, Spain, (3)Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, (4)Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, (5)GEOMNIA NATURAL RESOURCES SL, Madrid, Spain, (6)CSIC - Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain
Elena Spagnuolo, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Roma 1, Rome, Italy, Marie Violay, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, Francois Xavier Passelegue, The University of Manchester, SEAES, Manchester, United Kingdom, Stefan Bjorklund Nielsen, Durham University, Earth Sciences, Durham, United Kingdom and Giulio Di Toro, University of Manchester, SEAES, Manchester, United Kingdom
Daniel Ortega-Arroyo1, Whitney M Behr2 and Emilie Gentry1, (1)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (2)University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences, Austin, TX, United States
Kazuyoshi Nanjo, University of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan and Akio Yoshida, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan
Stefan Nielsen1, Simon Guerin-Marthe2, Christopher William Anthony Harbord1, Nicola Paola2, Yoshihiro Kaneko3, Soumaya Latour4 and Brett M Carpenter5, (1)University of Durham, Earth Sciences, Durham, United Kingdom, (2)Durham University, Earth Sciences, Durham, United Kingdom, (3)GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, (4)Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, Geologie, Paris, France, (5)INGV National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Rome, Italy
Alyssa Crippen, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9, United Kingdom, Andrew Forbes Bell, University of Edinburgh, School of Earth Sciences, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Andrew Curtis, University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences, Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Ian Graham Main, Univ Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Hui Huang, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Lingsen Meng, University of California Los Angeles, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Antonio Bobet1, Anahita Modiriasari1 and Laura J Pyrak-Nolte2, (1)Purdue University, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, West Lafayette, IN, United States, (2)Purdue University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, West Lafayette, IN, United States