Jorge Aguilar

Jorge Aguilar
Escuela Politécnica Nacional | EPN · Sección de Sismología

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Introduction
Jorge Aguilar currently works at the Sección de Sismología, Escuela Politécnica Nacional. Jorge does research in Geoinformatics (GIS), Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence. Their current project is 'Ecuadorian Volcanic Events and Geochronological database'.
Additional affiliations
September 1998 - present
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Actualmente profesor de la cátedra de Inteligencia Artificial.

Publications

Publications (15)
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Pululahua is a potentially active dome complex located 15 km north of Quito. It is composed of sixteen dacitic-andesitic lava domes located inside and around a semi-rectangular depression. We divide its eruptive history into: (1) a first member characterized by effusive lava dome growth and collapse (Units I and II, >18–12 ka), (2) a second member...
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In this work, we present the development, description, and performance evaluation of two volcano seismological datasets: one containing raw seismic signals (MicSigV1) and another containing a set of 84 distinctive attributes or features for bench-marking (SeisBenchV1), which was extracted from the MicSigV1 dataset, recorded at Cotopaxi volcano in E...
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On April 16, 2016, a large part of the Ecuadorian coast was shacked by an Mw7.8 earthquake, affecting nearly 30,000 homes and public buildings. Understanding soil characteristics of these affected areas is a necessary and useful aid to reconstruction efforts. To this end, the Instituto Geofísico at the Escuela Politécnica Nacional (IG-EPN) undertoo...
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We present a comprehensive probabilistic seismic hazard study for Ecuador, a country exposed to a high seismic hazard from megathrust subduction earthquakes and moderate-to-large shallow crustal earthquakes. Building on knowledge gained during the last decade about historical and contemporary seismicity, active tectonics, geodynamics, and geodesy,...
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The Instituto Geofísico of the Escuela Politécnica Nacional (IGEPN) is in charge of the monitoring and study of seismic and volcanic activity in the Ecuadorean territory. This institution currently maintains the Servicio Nacional de Sismología y Vulcanología (The National Seismology and Volcanology Service), which includes monitoring via modern sei...
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Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment (PSHA) consists in developing earthquake recurrence models, selecting ground-motion prediction equations, and determining probabilities of exceedance of ground-motion levels over future time windows. PSHA results, hazard maps for given spectral periods and return periods, are used to derive countrywide seismi...
Conference Paper
On April 16, 2016 a subduction seismic event (Mw 7.8) occurred near the city of Pedernales in Ecuador. This event was widely felt throughout the Ecuadorian territory. Due to the location and superficial damages of the event, the Instituto Geofisico de Quito (IG EPN), Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and Geology Department of EPN im...
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A new view of Ecuador's complex geodynamics has been developed in the course of modeling seismic source zones for probabilistic seismic hazard analysis. This study focuses on two aspects of the plates' interaction at a continental scale: (a) age-related differences in rheology between Farallon and Nazca plates—marked by the Grijalva rifted margin a...
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Building a unified and homogeneous earthquake catalog is a preliminary step for estimating probabilistic seismic hazard in a country. Ecuador, a territory of similar to 600 km x 500 km, is characterized by an active seismicity, both in the shallow crust and in the subduction zone. Several international and local earthquake catalogs are available, c...
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Ecuador has 55 active volcanoes in the northern half of the Ecuadorian Andes. There, consequences of active volcanism include ashfalls, pyroclastic flows (fast moving fluidized material of hot gas, ash, and rock), and lahars (mudflows), which result in serious damage locally and regionally and thus are of major concern to Ecuadorians.
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737 séismes enregistrés par le réseau local sont utilisés pour déterminer la géométrie du nid de sismicité de Pisayambo. Nous mettons en évidence qu'il est divisé en deux parties localisées l'une au-dessus de l'autre. A l'aide du paramètre E de la loi généralisée de Poisson, du paramètre b et de la distribution temporelle des séismes, nous mettons...

Projects

Project (1)
Project
Piblish the first local database in geocronology of volcanic events