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Seismotectonics and Seismic Hazard along the Western part of the Eurasia–Nubia plate boundary (co-organized)
Convener: Mourad Bezzeghoud  | Co-Conveners: Abdelilah Tahayt , Bento Caldeira , Mustapha Meghraoui , Ayadi Abdelhakim , Elisa Buforn , Mohammed ElGabry 
 / Attendance Mon, 18 Apr, 17:30–19:00

The western part of the Eurasia–Nubia plate boundary extends from the Azores to the Mediterranean region and includes different tectonic characteristics along the margin with complex patterns of seismic distribution. Earthquakes represent the sudden release of slowly accumulated strain energy and in consequence provide direct evidence of active tectonic processes. In the last years, the joint use of hypocentral distribution, earthquake focal mechanisms, geodetic (GPS and InSAR) observations of strain accumulation and geologic information on recent tectonics made possible to perform detailed studies on the regional geodynamics and seismotectonics. The occurrence of significant earthquakes, that might be considered as ``unexpected'' is direct evidence for active tectonic processes in areas previously classified as inactive. This session is focused on the presentation of new results and approaches for the estimation of seismotectonics models and seismic hazard studies. We encourage submission of abstracts showing new results that contribute for the seismotectonic knowledge and improve the earthquake hazard assessment of the western Nubia-Eurasia plate boundary.

Co-sponsored by EU-FP7-IRSES-MEDYNA.