Category: Rachel Abercrombie

E&E Fullbright scholar Maria Kozlowska to give talk Thursday, 12:30 in B31C

March 17th, 2015 in 2015, Department Seminars, Faculty, Mar-15, Rachel Abercrombie, Researchers

Visiting Fullbright scholar Maria Kozlowska will be giving a talk titled “Effect of the coseismic static stress transfer on the seismicity in mines” this coming Thursday, March 19th, at 12:30 pm in room B31C.

Kozlowska is a visiting Fullbright scholar from Poland who has been working with Earth & Environment Research Associate Professor Rachel Abercrombie.


Rachel Abercrombie publishes article in Geophysical Research Letters

December 3rd, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Dec-14, Faculty, Publications, Rachel Abercrombie

Rachel Abercrombie

Rachel Abercrombie

Earth & Environment Research Associate Professor Rachel Abercrombie has published an article in Geophysical Research Letters.

The article, “Stress Drops of Repeating Earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault at Parkfield,” has been published online and will be published in a later volume of the journal.

To read the article, click here. To check out more articles published my Abercrombie, visit her recent publications in our publications section.

Rachel Abercrombie & Kasey Aderhold to present at Seismological Society of America in Alaska

April 29th, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Events, Faculty, Graduate students, May-14, Presentations, Rachel Abercrombie, Talks, Trips

Research Associate Professor Rachel Abercrombie and graduate student Kasey Aderhold are headed to Alaska this week to participate in the Seismological Society of America 2014 Annual Meeting.

The meeting will take place from Wednesday April 30 to Friday May 2nd.

On Thursday May 1, Aderhold will be presenting a talk titled “Seismic slip distribution of large inter- and intra- plate oceanic strike-slip earthquakes.”

Then on Friday, Prof. Abercrombie will be presenting a poster titled “Improving stress drop measurements from EGF – scaling and stress release in the Darfield-Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake sequence.”

Prof. Abercrombie is also the co-author of two other presentations concerning earthquakes in Nevada and in New Zealand.

For More information on Prof. Abercrombie, visit her profile page.

For more information about the Seismological Society of American 2014 Annual Meeting, click here.

Rachel Abercrombie to speak at Earthquake Preparedness Exercise

December 19th, 2013 in 2013, December-13, Events, Faculty, Rachel Abercrombie, Talks

Department of Earth and Environment Research Associate Professor Rachel Abercrombie has been invited to speak today at the first of BU’s Earthquake Preparedness Exercises.

Abercrombie, a trained Earthquake Seismologist, will share her expertise with the BU Incident Command Response Team (ICRT) and other University and City officials as they run through BU’s earthquake response plan for the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories. The response plan, dubbed Operation Cerberus, will take place at the BU Biosafety Lab; similar exercises for the Charles River Campus and the Medical Campus will follow.

Although not on a plate boundary, the northeastern US still experiences earthquakes. The largest known earthquake in Massachusetts was a M6 off Cape Ann in 1755. More information about New England Seismicity can be found at Boston College’s Weston Observatory website.