3rd. Int. Workshop on Statistical Seismology

     CGC       3rd. International Workshop       cicese
on Statistical Seismology

May 4th - 7th, 2003


       pin3Abstracts, including poster
       abstracts,  should reach the Workshop Organizers
before April 4th 2003 if they are to be included
in the Workshop programme.

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 Hosted by

 UNAM - Centro de Geociencias 


Juriquilla, Queretaro, Mexico

The 3rd Statistical Seismology Workshop, which will be held in Juriquilla, Mexico, from 4th-7th May, 2003. This time it will be hosted by the Centro de Geociencias (Geosciences Center) of UNAM at Juriquilla  with co-sponsorship from CICESE (Centro de Investigación y Estudios Superiores de Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico).
Previous Statsei Workshops have been held in China and in New Zealand.
Their purpose is to provide an opportunity for informal discussions of problems relating to statistical modelling of earthquake occurrence and forecasting.
A main feature of previous Workshops was that they encouraged statisticians and seismologists to work together on these problems, and the organizing committee hope that this tradition will be continued.
Major themes for discussion are likely to include software for statistical seismology, models for detecting anomalous behaviour, and models for forecasting.
The programme incorporates a small number of invited review papers, but contributed papers will also be accepted.

The meeting will be held at Hotel Mision Juriquilla, a bautiful renovated Hacienda in Central Mexico, for which special rates have been arranged. Juriquilla is located near the city of Queretaro, in the state of same name, about a 2 1/2 hr drive north of Mexico City and close to many other sights of interest in Central Mexico such as famous San Miguel de Allende.
Queretaro, means "place of the ball game" in native language. During the 17th century, it was considered the Third City in the colonial New Spain, due to its economic capacity and the majesty of its temples, convents and big houses. In the 18th century most of the temples and convents were reconstructed, and important monuments of baroque style were made. The Aqueduct was also constructed during those days and Queretaro was considered one of the most beautiful and modern cities of New Spain. Today it maintains a great deal of its historic, colonial buildings and cobbled stone streets, and downtown is listed as UNESCO's world heritage. Its museums and churches are well worth exploring.


From Mexico City Airport the following buses are available.
They offer direct first class service (~3 hours driving time).

AEROPLUS provides bus service between Queretaro and Mexico City Airport, arriving and departing from the airport at "SALA D" (Gate D, International Arrivals and Departures)

AEREOPLUS Schedule : 7:00, 8:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30, 15:15, 16:00, 16:45, 17:30, 18:15, 19:00, 19:45, 20:20, 21:15, 22:00

Fare: Mex$ 190.00 (~US$ 17.50)
AIRLINE SERVICE is also offered through AEROMAR , although schedule is somewhat limited (11:35, 17:20 daily)


WEATHER CONDITIONS DURING MAY:  Should be warm and sunny with some wind drafts during the evening, please bring light coat. Slight chances of rain.
If you would like more touristic information about the City of Queretaro and travelling to and in Mexico, please click on any of the thumbs below:


For details of the Meeting, please look at the


ATTENDANCE AND REGISTRATION instructions can be also be found there.

Organizing committee:
Dr. David Vere-Jones, Victoria University of  Wellington, New Zealand,  David.Vere-Jones@mcs.vuw.ac.nz
Dr. Cinna Lomnitz, National University of Mexico (UNAM) Institute of Geophysics, cinna@prodigy.net.mx
Dr. Ramón Zúñiga, National University of Mexico (UNAM)  Geosciences Center-Juriquilla
, email

For further info please contact:

Ramón Zúñiga

Centro de Geociencias, UNAM
Campus Juriquilla
Apdo. Postal 1-742
Queretaro, Qro., C.P. 76000
Phone.: (52-442) 238-1106 ext 102
Fax: (52-55) 5623-4105