Central and Eastern U.S. Workshops

The links in the following agendas are to PDF files of participants that have granted permission to view their presentations at the CEUS workshop.

February 22-23, 2012

Fogelman Center, University of Memphis

Attendee List

Introduction & Overview

New Madrid source

Historical ("background") seismicity


Other sources

Engineering & public policy

May, 2006

May 2006 CEUS Workshop on National Seismic Hazard Maps

Agenda – 5/2/06 final

May 9, 2006 – Day 1:

8:00 – 8:30 Overview:

Welcome and Overview: Mark Petersen

Background Seismicity: Chuck Mueller

8:30 – 10:00 New England Seismic Hazard Issues (John Ebel moderator):

Seismic History and NE issues: John Ebel

SE Canadian Seismicity: JohnAdams

NE Paleoseimic Data: TishTuttle

Cellular Seismology in the CEUS: Alan Kafka

Discussion from the floor

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 12:00 New Madrid seismic zone issues (Mark Petersenmoderator):

Paleoseismic: Tish Tuttle


Recent Observations: Bob Smalley

CEUS Perspective: Eric Calais

Full Logic Tree: Chris Cramer

Comments and Discussion of Logic Trees (led by Art Frankel)

Art Frankel

Sue Hough


12:00 – 1:30 Lunch (on own)

1:30 – 3:00 Other Source Issues (Chris Cramer moderator):

Charleston Source Models:

Ivan Wong

Scott Lindvall

Pradeep Talwani

New Potential Sources from Paleoseismology:

Southwest of Memphis: Haydar Al-Shukri

East Side of Reelfoot Rift: Roy Van Arsdale

Saline River: Randy Cox

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 5:00 User Issues (Chuck Mueller moderator):

Insurance Issues:

Don Windeler, RMS

Ken Campbell, EQE

KarenClark, AIR-Worldwide

User Issues (continued):

Building Code Issues;

E.V. Leyendecker

Erdem Karaca

Nicolas Luco

Kentucky Issues: Jim Cobb

5:00 – 6:00 General Discussion on Sources (Chuck Mueller moderator)

CEUS Moment Magnitude Historical Catalog: Arch Johnston

Australia vs CEUS – source and recurrence: Trevor Allen

Short Comments on sources (5 min. / 3 slide limit)

Bahrooz Tavakoli – New Madrid Seismicity & Mechanical Model

Bejaichund Mayshree – SCR maximum magnitude and NMSZ

6:00 Adjourn for Dinner


May 10, 2006 – Day 2:

8:00 – 8:15 Overview of Ground Motion Relations: Mark Petersen and Chuck Mueller

8:15 – 10:00 New and Updated Relations:

Toro et al. 1997 Update: Gabriel Toro

Silva et al. 2003 and update: Nick Gregor

EPRI 2003-4 Relations: Bob Youngs

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 12:00 New and Updated Relations (cont.):

Tavakoli & Pezeshk 2005: Behrooz Tavakoli or Shahram Pezeshk

Atkinson and Boore 2005: Gail Atkinson

Campbell CEUS update: Ken Campbell

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (on own)

1:30 – 3:00 New and Updated Relations (cont.):

Frankel et al. 1996 update: Art Frankel

ENA sigmas: Gail Atkinson for Norm Abrahamson

Australia vs CEUS attenuation: Trevor Allen

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 3:45 Concerns, Categories and Weights: Chris Cramer

3:45 – 4:45 General Discussion on Relations and Weights

4:45 – 5:00 Workshop Summary: Mark Petersen