The 27th general assembly of International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) took place on 8-18 of this month in Montréal, Canada. Matteo Scarponi and Shiba Subedi from our group have participated in the meeting. This year is the centennial year of IUGG. The next General Assembly will be held in Berlin, Germany, in July 2023.
The first paper on crustal structure in western Nepal, a study from our group, is recently accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL). The Moho and the Main Himalayan Thrust (MHT) is investigated using the receiver function technique. It should be an important finding as the Moho and the MHT is poorly known in the area. Now, it has a DOI and can be officially cited.
Subedi S, Hetényi G, Vergne J, Bollinger L, Lyon-Caen H, Farra V, Adhikari LB, Gupta R (2018), Geophysical Research Letters. doi:10.1029/2018GL080911
An earthquake in the early morning in central Nepal is recorded by the Raspberry Shake 1D seismometer installed in a school in western Nepal. The epicenter is ~150 km far from the school, where P and S waves are clearly visible as in the following waveform. This seismometer belongs under the framework of ‘seismology-at-school in Nepal’ program, which is installed in May 2018 and conducting by Institute of Earth Science, the University of Lausanne with the aim of education and crowdsourcing.
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.