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Lifeng Wang attended the 10th International Statistical Seismology (StatSei) workshop held in New Zealand

2017/10/18 15:02:52

Invited by the Organizing Committee of the 10th International Statistical Seismology (StatSei) workshop, held in 20-24 February, Wellington, NewZealand, Lifeng Wang, Associate Research Fellow of institute of Geology, gave a talk ‘To which level did the 2010 M8.8 Maule earthquake fill the preexisting seismic gap?’. This research using method of quantifying slip balance in the earthquake cycle (Wang et al., 2015), quantitatively evaluates the regional remained strain energy after the 2010 M8.8 earthquake, which is important for postseismic hazard analysis.

The StatSei10 workshop covered a wide range of scientific areas, including  earthquake physics, earthquake forecasts and testing, stochastic modelling of spatiotemporal earthquake occurrence, modelling of earthquake occurrence from paleoseismic data etc. It also involves the latest studies of the 2016 M7.8 Kaikoura earthquake, which attracted many geoscientist around the world. The StatSei10 workshop also organized a field trip for the attendee to learn the earthquake geology around the Wellington region and the effects of the 2016 M7.8 Kaikoura earthquake on the built environment around the city, and to measure the dislocation of Wellington fault based on the surface expression of faulting (such as terrace, scarp, and water systems).

The International Statistical Seismology (StatSei) workshop was initiated by Prof. David Vere-Jones from Victoria University of Wellington, Prof. Yaolin Shi from Chinese Academy of Sciences and Li Ma, a research fellow from China Earthquake Administration, and becomes a well-established biennial meeting focusing on recent developments in statistical seismology. The first meeting was held in 1998, Hangzhou, China, and the follow-up meets were in New Zealand (2001), Mexico (2003), Japan (2006), Italy (2007), the United States of America (2009), Greece (2011), China (2013), Germany (2015) and NewZealand (2017).



Wang, L., et al. (2015), Quantifying slip balance in the earthquake cycle: Coseismic slip model constrained by interseismic coupling, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 120(12), 8383-8403.