Observing the greatest earthquakes

Brian Atwater, Sergio Barrientos, Ins Cifuentes, MARCO ANTONIO CISTERNAS VEGA, Kelin Wang

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Abstract

AGU Chapman Conference on Giant Earthquakes and Their Tsunamis; Via del Mar and Valparaso, Chile, 16-20 May 2010 ; An AGU Chapman Conference commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the 1960 M 9.5 Chile earthquake. Participants reexamined this earthquake, the largest ever recorded instrumentally, and compared it with Chile's February 2010 M 8.8 earthquake. They also addressed the giant earthquake potential of subduction zones worldwide and strategies for reducing losses due to tsunamis. The conference drew 96 participants from 18 countries, and it reached out to public audiences in Chile. Its program and abstracts are posted at http://www.agu.org/meetings/chapman/2010/acall/pdf/ Scientific-Program.pdf.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420
Number of pages1
JournalEos
Volume91
Issue number45
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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