Call for Papers
Call for papers:
2020 Samos (Greece) Earthquake and Eastern Aegean Seismicity and Seismotectonics
The Acta Geophysica (AG) solicits papers for a special issue on the recent Samos earthquake and its seismic sequence and on the seismotectonic and seismicity properties in the area of Eastern Aegean Sea and western Turkey.
On 30 October 2020 the eastern Aegean Sea and western Turkey areas were rattled by the largest earthquake to occur in the region in the last decades, an Mw7.0 earthquake that occurred offshore and close to the north coastline of Samos Island. It generated severe ground shaking in Samos and the greater Izmir area causing deaths and serious injuries, with economic and social impacts on the local population which are bound to be profound. Unraveling the secrets of the sequence and the geodynamics of the area is the key point of this special issue aimed at producing a suite of articles on detailed investigations and syntheses in all phases of scientific and engineering work pertaining to the Samos earthquake for this Special Issue, as well as papers on post-earthquake response and public policy matters. Understanding the mechanism and recurrence of such events is extremely important for regional seismic hazard assessment.
We are asking for original research papers that can include the following themes:
- Rupture characteristics and spatiotemporal evolution of the sequence
- Joint inversions of seismic and geodetic data
- Strong ground motion modeling
- Seismicity and Seismotectonic properties of the greater area
Eleftheria Papadimitriou, Geophysics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ramon Zuniga, Centro de Geociencias Campus Juriquilla, UNAM, Querétaro, México, email@example.com
Onur Tan, Geophysical Engineering Department, İstanbul University – Cerrahpasa, İstanbul, Turkey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vassileios Karakostas, Geophysics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, email@example.com
Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 31 December 2020
Papers will be reviewed according to the usual AG procedures.
Accepted papers will be published online ahead of the print publication, scheduled for April 2021. Please send inquiries or notices of intent to submit a paper to E. Papadimitriou
AG will begin accepting submissions immediately. Manuscripts should be formatted as outlined in the Instructions for Authors at the Submission Guidelines and should be submitted here. Authors should select the category “2020 Samos earthquake and …” Questions related to scientific issues may be addressed to the guest editors, while those related to submission of papers may be addressed to Zbigniew Wisniewski, Managing Editor of AG at firstname.lastname@example.org
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