Natal |Brazil | February 2-3, 2023
Under favorable geological conditions, certain technological activities, such as
creating artificial water reservoirs, underground coal and metal mining, hydrocarbon
production (conventional and non-conventional), underground storage of CO2, and
geothermal energy production, among others, can trigger/induce earthquakes. Therefore,
the socio-economic impact of the triggered and induced seismicity is significant, and
society should consider this phenomenon's hazard.
We gladly announce the 1st 2023 European Plate Observing System—EPOS
Thematic Core Service Anthropogenic Hazards—TCS AH Workshop. The workshop,
hosted by the Seismological Lab, Department of Geophysics of the Federal University of
Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), will take place in Natal, Brazil, on February 2-3, 2023. On
behalf of the EPOS TCS AH, we invite you to participate in the workshop.
In this workshop, we will have discussions and hands-on training on seismicity
induced by human technological activities and the related seismic hazard using the
EPISODES Platform. The EPISODES Platform gathers data related to environmental
hazards triggered by human activity and software allowing for processing and visualization
of these data. EPISODES offers data in the form of grouped datasets (Episodes) that
relate anthropogenic seismicity to its industrial cause and provides a set of applications
prepared to operate on these data. The applications run within the user Workspace, which
also provides means for storing, comparing, and organizing the initial and processed data.
In addition, the Workspace contents might be shared with other users, thus facilitating the
collaborative aspect of their research.
The following topics will be held in this workshop:
1. The phenomenon of an earthquake. Natural and anthropogenic earthquakes.
2. Overview of anthropogenic seismicity.
3. Causes of natural and anthropogenic seismicity.
4. Natural and anthropogenic earthquakes in Brazil.
5. Seismic observations.
6. Parameters of the seismic source. Parameter estimation.
7. Impact of earthquakes I. Ground motion. Ground motion monitoring. Ground
motion parameters. Ground motion prediction equations.
8. Impact of earthquakes II. Damage. Intensity scales.
9. Public perception of the seismic natural and anthropogenic seismic hazard.
Socio-economic impact of seismicity induced by exploitation of geo-resources.
10. Relation between anthropogenic seismicity and the inducing technological
11. Seismic hazard. Time-independent and time-dependent cases. Assessment,
interpretation, and mitigation.
12. Social seismic hazard and its mitigation.
13. Collaborative undertakings for research into anthropogenic seismicity
Who should attend
The workshop is suitable to all industrial and academics professionals working on
geo-related fields. Students are also welcome. The language of the instruction is English.
Where to register
We are limited to 15 participants, so please register (for free!) asap using the
following link: https://forms.gle/KcYWLPAfb2FsC87q7