Where on GoogleEarth? WoGE #294

FelixWoGE #293 led us to a giant dune field in northern Namibia, adding one more location to my where-I-need-to-go-list. The dunes stretch over hundreds of kilometers across southern Africa, which made it not too easy to find the actual spot. Luckily, I came across Heike’s thesis. Felix asked me to show some evidence for tsunamis in the Mediterranean in the next round, so find out whether I did or not. Should be rather easy. Continue reading “Where on GoogleEarth? WoGE #294”

Young geoscientists – next generation

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am more than happy to announce that on last Monday (June 20, 2011) Christoph obtained his doctoral degree from the RWTH Aachen University in Geosciences. Most of you know him as very active person in this forum,  as a thoughtful scientist and as a friend. Christoph wrote his thesis on “The Baelo Claudia earthquake problem” by means of geological, geophysical, archaeoseismological and palaeoseismological investigations.

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Where on GoogleEarth? WoGE #290

I found TannisWoGE #289 more or less by accident, just having a quick look and suddenly realizing that I am in the right area. It was more difficult to find some literature about the Bomapau and Kiriwina Islands. A great area, very high seismicity and a complex tectonic situation. Seems to be a fantastic destination for holidays as well, all those beautiful atolls must be great for divers. Continue reading “Where on GoogleEarth? WoGE #290”

Earthquake series hits Christchurch, NZ, causing liquefaction, landslides

On Monday, 13 June, Christchurch was again rocked by earthquakes that caused damages and left people injured. Three significant events happened within two hours. At 1:00 UTC a mb5.0 event occured, followed by a Mw6.0 at 2:20 UTC and a M4.6 at 2:40 UTC. The strongest event caused instrumental intensities of up to VII close to the city. Update: Geonet reports a magnitude of 6.3. Continue reading “Earthquake series hits Christchurch, NZ, causing liquefaction, landslides”

Corinth2011 – Registration re-opened, 20 places left!

Dear colleagues and friends,

the registration for the Corinth2011 workshop is open again. Due to additional capacities at the conference venue we can offer 20 more places! You can register via the paleoseismicity.org website. However, the abstract submission is closed. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Have a nice weekend and looking forward to seeing you in Corinth,

The Organization Committee

The Wednesday Centerfault (5)

After we dealt with some faults in Greece, let’s move to Spain. The Ventas de Zafarraya Fault (VZF) west of the Granada basin (36.96° N, 4.14°W) has a beautiful morphologic expression and an exciting history. The fault bounds the Zafarraya polje to the south, with Quaternary sediments to the north (hanging wall) and limestones of the Internal Subbetics in the footwall. Continue reading “The Wednesday Centerfault (5)”