International scientific conference

International scientific conference

“Earthquake science and hazard in Central Asia”
, Almaty, September 2016


About the conference

Overall aims:

· To highlight current work and techniques applied to a modern understanding of earthquakes, earthquake hazards, and active tectonics in Central Asia.

· To provide a forum to discuss and compare strategies for the mitigation of earthquake risk in different countries.

· To promote effective communication of science to policy makers and the public.


Specific goals:

· To help stimulate modern earthquake science research in Kazakhstan through promotion and exchange of results and techniques.

· To inspire and encourage earthquake researchers in Kazakhstan.

· To help raise awareness of realistic earthquake reduction strategies in the public and in those responsible for public safety.


Venue: Satpayev Institute of Geological Sciences


Conference programme [546,42 Kb] (cкачиваний: 51)




This conference is sponsored by the Yessenov Foundation, which has a long tradition of encouraging geological development and education in Kazakhstan. It is co‐hosted by the Institute of Seismology of the Academy of Sciences (Almaty), the National Technical University of Kazakhstan (Almaty) and the Earthquakes Without Frontiers* project in the UK.


Earthquake science and hazard in Central Asia Conference Report [733,86 Kb] (cкачиваний: 9)




Day 1

1) James Jackson - Earthquake science and hazard in Central Asia

2) Tanatkan Abakanov - Earthquake hazards in Kazakhstan

3) Richard Walker - Active faulting in the Tien Shan

4) Kanatbek Abdrakhmatov - Great historical earthquakes in the Tien Shan

5) Galina Kulikova - Seismological studies of historic Tien Shan earthquakes

6) Natalya Mikhailova - Earthquake monitoring in Kazakhstan

7) Angela Landgraf - Paleoseismological investigation of historical earthquakes in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

8) Alex Copley - Use of InSAR and modelling in active tectonics

9) Keith Priestley - Lithosphere structure of Central Asia and the Tien Shan

10) Natalya Silacheva - Ilaria Mosca. Deterministic earthquake hazard assessment in Kazakhstan

11) Alexander Strom - Earthquake induced landslides in the Tien Shan

12-1) Christoph Greutzner - Modern geomorphology and Quaternary geology of active faults

12-2) Grace Campbell - The Lepsy fault: earthquake hazard in the mountain forelands


Day 2

1) Alkuat Nurmagambetov - Academician S.Yessenov and seismology in Kazakhstan

2) Tanatkan Abakanov - The science of earthquakes in Kazakhstan and implementation of appropriate policy in Kazakhstan

3) Kanatbek Abdrakhmatov - Earthquake risk reduction in Kyrgyzstan

4) Nicola D'Agostino - Earthquake hazard estimation in Italy

5) Zahra Mousavi - GPS and earthquake hazard in Iran

6) Morteza Talebian - Earthquake science and risk reduction in Iran

7) Grace Campbell - Creating Resilience to Earthquakes

8) Supriyo Mitra - Earthquake hazard in the Himalaya

9) Amod Dixit - Preparation for earthquakes in Nepal

10) Tim Sim - Earthquake Science and policy in China

11) John Young - Science into policy an international perspective


Day 3

1) James Jackson - Short summary of the main conclusions and impressions from Days 1 and 2

2) Nicola D'Agostino - The 2005 L'Aquila earthquake in Italy

3) Surya Shrestha - The 2015 Gorkha (Nepal) earthquake

4) Morteza Talebian - The 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran

5) Tim Sim - The 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in China

6) Guidelines for a position on earthquake hazard in Kazakhstan



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*The Earthquakes Without Frontiers project is led by researchers in the UK universities and other institutions, and involves a partnership between independent earthquake scientists and social scientists in countries throughout the great earthquake belt between Italy and China. One of its aims is to improve earthquake science and earthquake risk reduction through the exchange of knowledge, information, techniques and data between partner countries. (