TS Tectonics and Structural Geology
The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Alice Turner for the poster/PICO entitled:
Searching for partial ruptures of repeating earthquakes (Turner, A.; Hawthorne, J.)
Click here to download the poster/PICO file.
Alice Turner is a final year PhD student at the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford, supervised by Jessica Hawthorne. Her research focuses on using seismic observations to understand the mechanics of earthquakes, both on the Earth, and deep inside the moon. In January 2023, she is excited to start a Postdoctoral fellowship at University of Texas Institute of Geophysics where she plans to continue her work trying to understand both earthquakes and moonquakes.
Alice received this award for her presentation on identifying repeating earthquakes and partial ruptures in Parkfield, California. Repeating earthquakes are happening less often than we expect if they accommodate all of the long term slip on a fault. Alice searched for smaller magnitude events happening in between the times of repeating earthquakes (“partial ruptures”), to test if they may accommodate some of the long term slip on the fault.