4th PATA days Aachen 2013 – Deadline for registration approaching

Dear colleagues,

the 4th International INQUA meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics and Archeoseismology (PATA days) will take place from 9 – 15 October, 2013 in Aachen, Germany. Deadline for registration and abstract submission is (4 pages extended abstracts) 15 July 2013.

We invite you to register and submit extended abstracts to the following sessions: Continue reading “4th PATA days Aachen 2013 – Deadline for registration approaching”

An open access, collaborative initiative to compile info on active faults in Himalaya, Andes

I came across this great initiative after Richard Styron sent the announcement via the Geotectonics mailing list. He’s currently maintaining these projects. The idea is to compile all available data on active structures in the Himalaya using the GitHub infrastructure (basically a collaborative platform for programming) . Everyone can join and help compiling active faults in this region. The data is then available to everyone for free in different data formats. The same thing is currently happening for the Andes region, too! Continue reading “An open access, collaborative initiative to compile info on active faults in Himalaya, Andes”

A climbing snake in Jim McCalpin’s paleoseismological trench

In Mai 2013, Jim McCalpin’s field course on Field Methods in Neotectonics and Paleoseismology took place in Crestone, CO. Our friend Jack Mason from the Institute of Neotectonics and Natural Hazards of RWTH Aachen University took part and sent me this amazing video. They encountered a bullsnake in the paleoseismological trench! Surprisingly, the snake decided to climb out of the trench via the vertical wall.  Continue reading “A climbing snake in Jim McCalpin’s paleoseismological trench”

New video: 2012 INQUA workshop on Paleoseismology, Archeoseismology and Active Tectonics in Morelia, Mexico

Last year the 3rd INQUA – IGCP567 Workshop on Paleoseismology, Archeoseismology and Active Tectonics took place in November in Morelia, Mexico. It was a great meeting and I have already posted a lot of photos here, here, here, here, and here. Now I have found the time to look at the video clips that I made. I’ve prepared a short movie with the highlights of the conference. You see, you must not miss the upcoming conference in AachenContinue reading “New video: 2012 INQUA workshop on Paleoseismology, Archeoseismology and Active Tectonics in Morelia, Mexico”

Shaky Ground: Check out the new seismology-fantasy-mystery-science-novel by Sharon Kae Reamer

Shaky Ground is the new novel in Sharon Kae Reamers Schattenreich series. You’ve probably read Primary Fault, so you’re familiar with seismologist Caitlin and her adventures in Cologne. In this case, you will probably head towards your local book store now or you might be happy to find this Amazon link. If not, check out the story about science, fantasy, and the Cologne “Klüngel” and tell us how you liked it in the comment section! You might know the author not only from her novel, but also from her science... Continue reading “Shaky Ground: Check out the new seismology-fantasy-mystery-science-novel by Sharon Kae Reamer”