6th Internatonal Workshpop on Earthquake Preparation Process (IWEP6)
31 May to 1 July,2019.
Scope of the workshop
The most recent catastrophic earthquakes (1999 Chichi, Taiwan, 2004 Sumatra, 2008 Sichuan, China, 2011 Tohoku, Japan and 2015 in Nepal) claimed thousands of lives and caused extensive economic losses. Year of 2019 is also the 20th year of remembering the 1999 Chichi Earthquake and 15th year of remembering of the 2004 Sumatra Great Earthquake disasters in Taiwan and Indonesia. Still the International science community is looking for solutions in the early detection of major seismic events in order to minimize the loss of human life. Multiple detections of earthquake precursory signals have been reported before and the new observations from space and ground have provided new evidences about the existence of pre-earthquake processes. The latest studies reviled the pre-earthquake signals statistical significance, repeatability, universality, and effectiveness for the forecast. In this workshop, while still discussing the applicability of pre-earthquake signals towards short-term earthquake forecasting, we contemplate to explore different physical mechanisms for generation and propagation of pre-earthquake signals. Discussions on earthquake forecast testing, multi-parameter observation and international joint research are also included.