Journées Biennales

Next week will be the “Journées Biennales des Géosciences et de l’Environnement” at UNIL. It is a French-speaking event to bring together academic, governmental and private research on the broad topic of Earth sciences. On Wednesday the 14th of February will be the session La recherche fondamentale et appliquée en géologie. On Thursday will be held the 3rd meeting day of natural dangers, running under the title “Au-delà de l’aléa”, ou comment proposer une gestion intégrée des risques naturels?

AGU 2017 Fall Meeting

The 2017 Fall Meeting of the AGU is taking place this week in New Orleans. Our group member’s contributions:

  • Alvizuri CR, Hetényi G (S43B-0843) Seismic full moment tensors for events in the Indian lower crust beneath the Himalayas and their relevance to eclogitization
  • Alvizuri CR, Tape C (S43H-2965) Full moment tensors with uncertainties for the 2017 North Korea declared nuclear test and for a collocated, subsequent event
  • Tape C, Alvizuri CR, Silwal V, Tape W (S44B-01) Uncertainties for seismic moment tensors and applications to nuclear explosions, volcanic events, and earthquakes
  • Colavitti L, Hetényi G (S51D-0633) Towards a new technique to construct a 3D shear-wave velocity model based on converted waves
  • Pilet S, Müntener O, Duretz T, Hetényi G (V43G-07) Evidence for refertilization of the Pacific plate: implications for the seismic and geochemical properties of the oceanic lithosphere
  • Hetényi G, Pistone M, Nabelek PI, Baumgartner LP (V24B-02) South-Tibetan partially molten batholiths: geophysical characterization and petrological assessment of their origin

Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2017

The 15th Swiss Geoscience Meeting is held in Davos on November 17-18. Our group will present the following posters:

  • Scarponi M, Hetényi G, Plomerová J, Solarino S, Berthet T, Baron L (2017) High resolution imaging of the Ivrea Geophysical Body: A receiver function and gravity approach.
  • Hetényi G, Pistone M, Nábělek PI, Baumgartner L (2017) Lhasa Block partial melt zones: matching geophysical characteristics and petrological origin.
  • Hetényi G, Molinari I, Clinton J, Kissling E, Alparray Seismic Network Team, Alparray OBS Cruise Crew, Alparray Working Group (2017) The completed AlpArray Seismic Network.


German AlpArray SPP “MB-4D” started

The German component of the AlpArray program runs under a special program (SPP) of the German Science Foundation, under the title Mountain Building Processes in 4D. The first annual meeting was held in Potsdam on November 9-10, and hosted all German participants (and more) as well as a number of international AlpArray colleagues. More information on MB-4D can be found on their website:

Participation in the SERA Workshop

Shiba Subedi has participated at the workshop organized by SERA as part of the National Conference of the Community for Science Education, held in Bucharest, Romania from 2 to 4 November 2017. Shiba presented his work on Seismo@school in Nepal during the workshop. The aim of the workshop was not only to train school teachers but also to exchange expertise in earthquake education from around the world. Keynote speakers were invited from UK, Greece, France, Switzerland, Portugal, and Romania. More than 200 teachers have benefited from the workshop.

SERA (Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe) is working to reduce the risk posed by natural and anthropogenic earthquakes based on innovative research and development projects. The next meeting will be held in London on 15-16 February 2018.


IvreaArray DOI

The IvreaArray seismic network (an AlpArray Complementary Experiment) installed earlier this year, now has a DOI and can be officially cited:

Hetényi G, Plomerová J, Solarino S, Scarponi M, Vecsey L, Munzarová H, Babuška V, Jedlička P, Kotek J, Colavitti L (2017) IvreaArray – an AlpArray Complementary Experiment. doi:10.5281/zenodo.1038209