Jean-Philippe Avouac, Caltech
Faculty Host: Ross Parnell-Turner
A major goal of seismotectonic studies is to provide methods to assess the probability of occurrence, possible location, magnitude of the most extreme earthquakes. In this presentation, I will review progress that we have made toward that goal based on geodetic and seismological observations. I will discuss in particular 1- how the budget of seismic and aseismic slip on major faults, megathrust in particular, can be constrained, 2- the factors favouring one or the other mode or slip, and 3- pathways to improve methods for earthquake hazard assessment and earthquake forecasting.