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KAUST Workshop on Seismic Hazard Assessment

26th - 28th November 2018

Advancing Seismic Hazard Assessment: Integrating geological and seismological observations into physics-based rupture simulations

Earthquakes are the deadliest and costliest natural catastrophes, and even moderately large events (M<7) may have devastating consequences. We cannot predict earthquakes, but we can forecast their consequences, to be prepared when they do occur. This is the topic of Seismic Hazard Assessment (SHA), that quantifies earthquake perils in terms of probability of shakings, due to future earthquakes in a region over a given period of time.

Conceptually simple, SHA suffers from too sparse and incomplete information about the seismic cycle that can be hundreds to thousands of years long. Recent worldwide earthquakes further highlighted the need to account for complex fault ruptures too, by considering potential interactions between nearby faults.

This workshop aims to advance current SHA practice, by integrating modern geological and seismological data into seismic-cycle and physics-based rupture simulations, to provide more reliable earthquake safety criteria tailored on the growth of populations and infrastructures.


​Preliminary Workshop Schedule

  • MondayNovember 26
  • TuesdayNovember 27
  • WednesdayNovember 28
8:30 AM

1st invited lecture: Promises and challenges of eathquake geology field observations for Seismic Hazard Assessment (SHA)

The actual presentation title and a detailed description of the lecture will be provided as soon as possible.

9:30 AM

Short talk presentations

10:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

2nd invited lecture: Promises and challenges of earthquake field observations for Seismic Hazard Assessment (SHA)

The actual presentation title and a detailed description of the lecture will be provided as soon as possible.

11:30 AM

Short talk presentations

12:30 PM

Lunch Break

2:00 PM

1st breakout session: Promises and challenges of earthquake geology field observations for Seismic Hazard Assessment (SHA)

Breakout sessions will encompass moderated discussions as well as sufficient time for poster presentation

8:00 AM

3rd invited lecture: Dynamic and multi-cycle earthquake rupture simulation – Hints for estimating complex-geometry rupture probabilities

9:00 AM

Short talk presentations

10:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

4th invited lecture: Dynamic and multi-cycle earthquqake rupture simulation -Hints for estimating complex-geometry rupture probabilities

The actual presentation title and a detailed description of the lecture will be provided as soon as possible.

11:30 AM

Short talk presentations

12:30 PM

Lunch break

2:00 PM

2nd breakout session: Dynamic and multi-cycle earthquqake rupture simulation -Hints for estimating complex-geometry rupture probabilities

Breakout sessions will encompass moderated discussions as well as sufficient time for poster presentation.

8:00 AM

5th invited lecture: Inclusion of physics-based simulations into hazard calculation

10:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

7th invited lecture: Inclusion of physics-based simulations into hazard calculation

The actual presentation title and a detailed description of the lecture will be provided as soon as possible.

10:30 AM

6th invited lecture: Inclusion of physics-based simulations into hazard calculation

The actual presentation title and a detailed description of the lecture will be provided as soon as possible.

11:30 AM

Short talk presentations

12:30 PM

Lunch break

2:00 PM

3rd breakout session: Inclusion of physics-based simulations into hazard calculation

Breakout sessions will encompass moderated discussions as well as sufficient time for poster presentation.


Preliminary List of Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Keynote Speakers