• EGU 2019 abstract deadline approaching

     

    As every year just after the holidays, the abstract deadline for the EGU General Assembly in Vienna (April 7-12, 2019)  is approaching.  This year, it is on Thursday, 10 January 2019, 13:00 Central European Time.

    This year, it seems that there is a strong focus on Earthquake Tectonics and Crustral Deformation (TS5) with 11(!) sessions focusing on this topic:

    • Paleoseismicity, active faulting, surface deformation, and the implications on seismic hazard assessment (Fault2SHA) (co-organized) 
    • Understanding fault growth and interaction over a range of spatial and temporal scales
    • Integrated approaches to bridge Long-term Tectonics and Earthquake cycles: Observations, Experiments, and Models (co-organized)
    • Earthquakes, active tectonics, and seismic hazard in regions of slow lithospheric deformation (co-organized)
    • Crucial characteristics of earthquakes that generate tsunamis from geologic observations and numerical models (co-organized)
    • Active Tectonics and Geodynamics of Anatolia
    • Understanding large subduction earthquakes and tsunamigenesis by integrating geological and geophysical observations, laboratory results, and numerical modeling (co-organized)
    • The Mechanics of Faulting from shallow to deep earthquakes: Interplay between multiple length scales. (co-organized)
    • Earthquake foreshocks: identification, observation, modeling, and lessons to be learned (co-organized)
    • Earthquake Source Processes: Recent Advances in Observation, Imaging, and Modeling (co-organized)
    • Long-term evidence from past great earthquakes: critical observations and constraints for seismic hazard assessment (co-organized)

    Each of them sounds exciting and worth contributing, so I am looking forward to a packed programm of earthquake tectonic – themed sessions!

    However, if you cannot decide where to submit your abstract to, please consider our session on “Paleoseismicity, active faulting, surface deformation, and the implications on seismic hazard assessment” (TS5.1/GM4.5/NH4.16/SM3.10) at the following link:

    https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2019/abstractsubmission/30171

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  • Christoph Grützner

    7th International Colloquium on Historical Earthquakes & Paleoseismology Studies, 4-6 November, 2019, Barcelona

    Save the date: The 7th International Colloquium on Historical earthquakes & paleoseismology studies will be held from 4-6 November, 2019, in Barcelona (Spain). The colloquium is organized by RESIF (French seismologic and geodetic network), and ICGC (cartographic and geological institute of Catalonia) with POCRISC Project. Further information will be available in January.

  • New papers on paleoseismology, earthquakes, and active tectonics (Jan 2019)

    These are the latest papers paleoseismology, earthquakes, and active tectonics. Happy New Year! more

  • 8th International Symposium on Andean Geodynamics 24-26 September, 2019

    The 8th International Symposium on Andean Geodynamics (ISAG) will be held in Quito, Ecuador on September 24-26th, 2019. In addition to the scientific session, several field trips will be held. The event is organized by the Instituto Geofísico de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (IG-EPN, Ecuador) and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD, France).

    You can download the triptych here and the Second Circular here.

    • Online registration: January, 2019
    • Deadline for abstracts: April 1st, 2019
    • Deadline for early bird registration: May 1st, 2019

     

  • Postdoc Research Assistant position at UNAM: Upper plate deformation/Mexican subduction, available September 2019

    UNAM is looking for a tectonics Postdoc:
    We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant for a 12 month fixed term appointment working on the exciting UNAM-CONACYT-funded project on “Spatial and Temporal Variations of Upper Plate Deformation across the Guerrero portion of the Mexican Subduction Zone” at the Institute of Geography and the Tsunami and Paleoseismology Laboratory, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City Campus. The candidate will pursue fundamental and applied research into the assessment of both temporal and spatial vertical crustal deformation associated with both slow (interseismic) and rapid (coseismic) crustal deformation across the inner forearc region of the central Mexican subduction zone on the Guerrero sector, where the Cocos plate underthrusts the North American plate. The candidate will be responsible for the development and execution of laboratory and field research, conduct studies to develop a model of long-term deformation, writing reports and papers.

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  • Paleoseismology sessions at the INQUA Congress in Dublin, 25-31 July, 2019

    Taking place every four years, the INQUA Congress is the meeting for Quaternary science. After Nagoya in 2015, the XX. Congress will be held in Dublin from 25-31 July, 2019.

    Please make sure to check the following palaeoseismology-related sessions, abstract deadline is 9 January!

    • Earthquake geology and seismic hazards: From earthquake mapping of historical and prehistoric earthquakes to palaeoseismology. (Convenors: Ioannis Papanikolaou, Stéphane Baize, Christoph Grützner)
    • Palaeoseismology of plate interiors under Pleistocene climate changes. (Klaus Reicherter, Petra Štěpančíková, Małgorzata Pisarska-Jamroży, Poster only)
    • Development of soft-sediment deformation structures (SSDS) and differences between non-seismic and seismic structures. (Małgorzata Pisarska-Jamroży, Tom Van Loon, Barbara Woronko, Andreas Boerner, Poster only)
    • Subduction zone palaeoseismology. (Emma Hocking. Ed Garrett, Jasper Moernaut)

    Also interesting for the earthquake community:

    • Sea-level changes from minutes to millennia. (Simon Engelhart, Fengling Yu, Alar Rosentau, Gösta Hoffmann, Poster only)
    • The sedimentary record of tsunamis and storms. (Vanessa Heyvaert, Sue Dawson, Max Engel)
    • River terraces as archives of Quateranry landscape development. (Martin Stokes, Pedro Cunha, Poster only)
  • Christoph Grützner

    Open positions in Tectonics

    Several open positions in the broad field of tectonics are currently advertised:

  • New papers on paleoseismology, earthquakes, and active tectonics (Dec 2018)

    These are the latest papers on paleoseismology, earthquakes, tsunami, and active tectonics. Enjoy reading and let us know if we’ve missed something! more

  • PATA Days 2019 in Israel cancelled

    The 10th PATA Days, which were planned for September 2019 in Israel, have to be cancelled. The next regular PATA meeting will therefore be held in Chile 2020. This is the bad news. The good news is that there will be a student summer school organized by the IFG EGSHaz from 24-27 September, 2019, in Prague (Czech Republic). Petra Štěpančíková and her team are currently working on the schedule. The summer school will mainly address students and PhD students interested in earthquake geology, paleoseismology, and tectonic geomorphology. We will likely have two days of lectures & exercises and two days of field trips. More information will be available soon, so stay tuned.

    Please make sure to consider attending the INQUA Congress in Dublin (25-31 July, 2019). There will be three sessions organized by our IFG:

    • Earthquake Geology and Seismic Hazards: from earthquake mapping of historical and prehistoric earthquakes to paleoseismology (Ioannis Papanikolaou, Stéphane Baize, Christoph Grützner)
    • Paleoseismology of plate interiors under Pleistocene climate changes (Klaus Reicherter, Petra Štěpančíková, Małgorzata Pisarska-Jamroży)
    • Development of soft-sediment deformation structures (SSDS) and differences between non-seismic and seismic structures (Małgorzata
      (Gosia) Pisarska-Jamroży, A.J. Tom van Loon, Barbara Woronko, Andreas Börner)

    Also, this session could be of interest:

    • Subduction zone palaeoseismology (Emma Hocking, Ed Garrett, Jasper Moernaut)

    See you in Dublin and Prague!
    Ioannis, Petra, Christoph

     

  • Call for papers for Spec Iss: “New Perspectives in the Definition/Evaluation of Seismic Hazard through Analysis of the Environmental Effects Induced by Earthquakes”

    A Special Issue in Geosciences will focus on New Perspectives in the Definition/Evaluation of Seismic Hazard through Analysis of the Environmental Effects Induced by Earthquakes. The call for papers is now open. This Special Issue aims to collect all contributions that using different methodologies can integrate new data produced with multi-disciplinary and innovative methods. These methodologies are essential for the identification and characterization of seismically active areas, and for the development of new hazard models, obtained using different survey techniques. The contributions related to seismic-induced effects in volcanic areas (currently not well-examined) will also be particularly appreciated, since in such areas even high-energy earthquakes can induce both surface faulting and secondary effects, as recently observed for the volcano-tectonic earthquake of Md = 4 that occurred on August 21, 2017 in the Island of Ischia (Campania, Southern Italy).

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