Álvaro González
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New paper published in Solid Earth

We have published a three-dimensional lithospheric-scale thermal model of the southern Caribbean and northwestern South America, from the solid Earth surface down to 75 km depth. Using it, we calculated at which temperatures crustal earthquakes nucleated, and compared them with results from laboratory experiments of rock friction. We found a correlation between the spatial distribution of crustal seismicity and the geothermal gradient. Finally, we mapped the crustal seismogenic depths (the spatially-variable depths down to which most crustal earthquakes originated) and their temperatures.

New paper published in Scientific Drilling

I participated in a MagellanPlus workshop in Lisbon, Portugal, in July 2022 to identify, in teamwork, locations where hypothesis on natural hazards occurrence can be addressed with mission-specific platform drilling. These regard earthquakes, tsunamis, slope failure, and tropical cyclones, among others. Our hypotheses and recommendations to test them have been published in an article in Scientific Drilling.

Session in the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2024

We are organizing a session on Statistical Seismology in the EGU 2024 General Assembly, following a series of successful ones in previous editions, on "Machine learning and statistical models applied to earthquake occurrence". Stay tuned for updates!

Last updated: February 26th, 2024