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Report of the Annual Election to the Board of Directors of the Seismological Society of America
The annual election of the Seismological Society of America was held on 6 January 2017. Election America, Inc., tabulated and validated the votes of current members that were received by the deadline 5 p.m. (Pacific) on that date.
The following nominees for Director were elected to a three‐year term beginning in April 2017:
Sergio E. Barrientos, National Seismological Center, University of Chile
Christine A. Goulet, Executive Science Director for Special Projects, Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), University of Southern California
Andy Michael, Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey
Katherine Scharer, Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Call for Papers: BSSA Special Issue on the 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake, Landslides, and Tsunami
The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake beneath the northern part of New Zealand’s South Island, in the transition from continental strike‐slip faulting in the south to subduction in the north, was one of the largest earthquakes to strike New Zealand in historic times.
The earthquake caused extensive surface deformation as it ruptured a complex series of faults with up to 13 m of predominantly horizontal displacement, resulting in unprecedented opportunities to study the surface expression of a major fault rupture. Fault displacement and strong ground motions resulted in coastal uplift, a small …