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  Information - SM12 Earthquake ruptures, paleoseismology and seismic hazard models

Event Information
The occurrence of large earthquakes along major continental fault
represents a unique natural laboratory and the only opportunity to test
our present understanding of the earthquake process and refine our
current seismic-hazard models. Several methods and approaches that cover
different disciplines from paleoseismology, physics of the seismic
source and engineering seismology are currently used to constrain the
seismic rupture and its evolution. This session will focus on 1)
quantitative geomorphology and paleoseismological trenching along
earthquake rupture-segments, (2) the use of spaceborne data and analysis
(e.g., Radar interferometry and GPS) to determine earthquake
characteristics, 3) the dynamic properties of faulting and related
strong motion distribution (including response spectra). A critical
evaluation of previous hazard assessments, and the development of new
methodologies and scenarios for the seismic hazard mitigation for
important urban zones will be discussed in this session.

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