Paleoseismology course at the Annual Meeting of the Union Geofisica Mexicana on 2 and 3 November

A course on Paleoseismology and Archeoseismology will be held at the Annual Meeting of the Union Geofisica Mexicana on 2 and 3 November 2013. The course will be coordinated by Víctor Hugo Garduño. Also, we would like to advertise three special sessions on paleoseismology, faults, and active tectonics at the same meeting:

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Job opportunity in tectonics – Postdoctoral fellow at Bergen University, Norway

Bergen University currently advertises a post-doc position in tectonics and surface processes, mainly involving modelling surface processes along active faults. It is a joint project with Patience Cowie, Rob Gawthorpe and Ritske Huismans. The deadline is 5th August. Find more information on Jobbnorge.no. Continue reading “Job opportunity in tectonics – Postdoctoral fellow at Bergen University, Norway”

New papers on earthquakes, paleoseismology and a “lost fault”

The latest issue of the Seismological Research Letters (SRL) does not only have a very stylish cover, but also includes some papers that will be of interest for the fans of old earthquakes and environmental earthquake effects (EEEs). In the Historical Seismologist section, Bilham et al describe the hunt for a lost fault – that is, one that was described by Oldham in the 19th Century, but never really located and almost forgotten. Nice! Continue reading “New papers on earthquakes, paleoseismology and a “lost fault””

Spanish kids learn about archaeoseismology in Baelo Claudia

This is a nice and short video performed by 9-10 year old kids and conducted by two teachers of the School “Escuelas Francesas” located at Sevilla (Spain), and in collaboration with our Spanish colleagues Miguel, Jorge and Pablo. The kids read about our work on earthquake effects on archaeological sites and they have reproduced in a easy way the main EAEs in the Roman buildings of Baelo Claudia: the aqueduct, the drop of the key stone in arches and oriented fallen columns. (EAE: Earthquake Archaeological Effect; see Rodríguez-Pacua et al., 2011). Continue reading “Spanish kids learn about archaeoseismology in Baelo Claudia”