Earth and Planetary Sciences Events

Events Calendar

Unless noted, all listed events are open to the general public.

Wednesday Seminar in Geology: GEL 190/290
Seminars are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 PM. Additional optional seminars that may be included as part of the Geology 190 series may be scheduled at other times.

Friday Lunch Talk"A Geology tradition since the Phanerozoic!"
Fridays at noon. Students and faculty give informal lectures on research, travel, or other interests.

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
Wednesday Seminar, 4:10 PM, 55 Roessler
4:10 PM, 55 Roessler
Episodic tremor and slip, inland and in-slab seismicity on the Kii Peninsula, Japan.-- by Dr. Saeko Kita, UC Berkeley
We examined time variations in seismicity rates, b-values, and stress regimes in the slab associated with times of episodic tremors and slip (ETS) during 17 years beneath Kii peninsula. At 1 month before the ETS times, seismic rate and b-value become high, which is similar to characteristics of fluid-induced seismicity. Sigma 1 axis in the oceanic crust beneath the ETS zone rotated larger than that updip of the zone just after the ETS times. The results show that monitoring of in-slab earthquakes would be a new technique to detect time change of plate coupling degree and slow slip events.