Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2012

Dear friends, colleagues and followers!

We all have been struggling hard to get our desks clean before the Christmas-New Year period, in fourteen days we will ask ourselves – as every year – why we did that. But after cleaning, this is also the time to thank everybody keeping “” alive and recall our achievements and efforts in getting a community during the last year. A special “thank you” goes to Christoph, who is forming the heart of this page, and we hope that he is continuing the great job.

Stay with us, keep contact!

With my very best wishes to you and your families,


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Reprise of the XVIII INQUA meeting in Berne, Switzerland, 2011

Dear friends, colleagues, and followers,

last week the XVIII INQUA Congress took place in Berne (Switzerland). The session “Paleoseismology, megacities and critical social infrastructures” that was held on Wednesday 27 July 2011 (8.30 – 12.30), and, later the Business Meeting of the INQUA TERPRO Focus Area on Paleoseismicity and Active Tectonics took place. We had a very impressive session with important contributions of our Japanese colleagues, suffering not only earthquake and tsunami damage, but also from critical facilities.
Besides our nice presentations and discussions, it should be announced here that Prof. Alessandro Maria Michetti (Como, Italy) was elected INQUA TERPRO president. Congratulations from And thank you, Ale, for keeping us running. Continue reading “Reprise of the XVIII INQUA meeting in Berne, Switzerland, 2011”

3rd Workshop on Paleoseismology and Archaeoseismology in Mexico

Dear friends,

we announce here that the 3rd INQUA-IGCP 567 international workshop will take place in Morelia, Mexico in November 2012. After Baelo Claudia 2009 in Spain and Corinth 2011 we move for the first time across plate boundaries into the new world. On 19th November 1912 at 07:18 h took place the Acambay Earthquake (Mexico), close to Mexico DF. This is the main reason to celebrate the workshop in Mexico, the commemoration of 100 years since this historical event. The Opening ceremony of the workshop will be held at the City of Acambay with the support of the local authorities.

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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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Registration and abstract submission open until 23rd of May 2011

Dear friends and colleagues, we have decided to leave the registration and abstract submission open until 23rd of May, 2011. We have already 87 registrations from more than 25 countries and a huge number of abstracts. So, if you like to submit, you are welcome.

For those, who are already planning the Corinth trip, here you will find the train schedule from the Airport of Athens to Corinth (Train schedule from Airport to Corinth station) and of course, the departure from Corinth to the airport (Train schedule from Corinth to the Airport).