• Seismica is recruiting - May 2024


    Following a higher-than-expected rate of submissions, we are recruiting new members to join the Seismica Editorial Board for a 3-year commitment, beginning in 2024. We seek people who share Seismica’s key values and will commit to working towards a globally representative, researcher-run journal that actively supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in seismology and earthquake science. As a not-for-profit independent journal, all positions at Seismica are volunteer roles.

    We invite anyone interested to apply by 7 June 2024 to join the Seismica initiative by filling out this application form. Spread the word!

    Interested candidates should feel free to contact randolph.williams[at] with any questions.

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  • Special Issue: the Cascadia Subduction Zone


    Subduction zones generate the world’s largest earthquakes. Their strong shaking and related cascading hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, liquefaction, fire, etc., make them the source of some of the most devastating natural hazards. The Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ), spanning three states in the U.S. and British Columbia in Canada, is such a hazardous system and at the same time represents one of the world’s best natural earthquake laboratories. While the Cascadia megathrust is seismically quiet compared to many other subduction zones, fundamental discoveries on phenomena including slow slip and tremor have shown it to be a hub of tectonic activity. Moreover, the region hosts one of the most comprehensive geologic records of past great earthquakes. Research involving the CSZ has yielded some of the most intriguing recent advances in the physics and impacts of earthquakes, and, fresh ideas and future scientific endeavors are required to foster and accelerate this progress.

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  • Special Issue for 2023 Türkiye/Syria earthquakes


    Seismica is soliciting submissions for a special issue, "Insights and lessons from the devastating 2023 Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye earthquake sequence."

    We are all absolutely heartbroken at the sheer devastation and loss of life following the Mw7.8 and Mw7.5 earthquakes that hit Türkiye and Syria in February 2023. As scientists who study the physical mechanisms and impacts of earthquakes, we know all too well about their power, yet the horrendous scenes coming out of Türkiye and Syria have still hit us hard. There will be numerous scientific analyses from the dense observational datasets that captured these earthquakes and their consequences. We hope that these analyses will provide new insights into one of the largest continental earthquakes and feed directly into improved disaster risk reduction worldwide. To facilitate the dissemination of these vital scientific insights, Seismica is announcing a special journal issue on this important earthquake sequence, with papers free-to-publish and free-to-read.

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