Paleoseismicity t-shirts for sale!

Good news for every paleoseismologist who still needs a Christmas present: You can buy a nice black t-shirt! Or two. Or three. Well, they might not arrive on time when you live outside the EU… However, we have black shirts with our logo in three different colors – white, blue, and orange. Available sizes are M, L, and XL (no size S left, sorry, but the M is rather small). If you are interested, drop a mail to and ask for prices and shipping costs. I will ship them as soon as possible! Continue reading “Paleoseismicity t-shirts for sale!”

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”

Explaining paleoseismology using the 1000 most common words only

A nice meme is currently having success in the geoblogosphere. Originating in XKCD’s up-goer five explanation of a space rocket using only the 1000 most common English words, dozens of geobloggers already explained what they are doing in simple language. Anne over at Highly Allochthonous has collected the results, and she and Chris already set up a tumblr-page for collecting the texts. Try on your own using this text editor. So, here is my job description Continue reading “Explaining paleoseismology using the 1000 most common words only”

Lebkuchen Recipe

I hope you had some nice and relaxed days over Christmas and you are joyfully awaiting the new year.

In the Christmas season my wife tried a new recipe for Lebkuchen biscuits. We have bought some small pluggable letter stamps and I decided that it would be a good idea to stamp some of the biscuits with special Christmas greetings, also for my colleagues from the NUG team. So my wife had baked the biscuits and I was responsible for the stamps.

If you want to bake these Lebkuchen biscuits in the next Christmas season, you can take the following recipe to try them.

For the upcoming year, I wish you all the best and good luck!

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Season´s Greetings

Dear friends and followers,

this was partly a stressful year for us, and luckily the Maya opened only the 13th baktun and they proved to be much better mathematicians as the popular belief of a cataclysm made some of us believe. Christoph´s last post was on 21st of December, and he and our authors will continue keeping this plant alive. All the best for Christmas and a Happy New 2013. See you here again.


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Geo-sites meme: 101 American Geo-Sites You’ve Gotta See

Callan Bentley from Mountain Beltway had the idea to list the 101 American Geo-Sites mentioned in Albert B. Dickas’ book and to mark those he has already visited. The whole thing became kind of popular in the geoblogosphere, and this KMZ by one of Callan’s readers allows to explore the 101 outcrops one definitely has to visit in the US. So now here’s my list, in bold the places I’ve visited (as you will see, there are far much still to be seen than I’ve already visited!):

  1. Wetumpka Crater, Alabama
  2. Exit Glacier, Alaska
  3. Antelope Canyon, Arizona
  4. Meteor Crater, Arizona
  5. Monument Valley, Arizona
  6. Prairie Creek Pipe, Arkansas
  7. Wallace Creek, California
  8. Racetrack Playa, California
  9. Devils Postpile, California
  10. Rancho La Brea, California Continue reading “Geo-sites meme: 101 American Geo-Sites You’ve Gotta See”

Session at AGU 2012 about “Controls on Seismicity and Fault Rupture in Intraplate Regions”

Angela Landgraf (Uni Potsdam), Simon Kübler (LMU Munich), Seth Stein (NW University, IL) and myself would like to draw your attention to our session about “Controls on Seismicity and Fault Rupture in Low-Strain Intraplate Regions” (T010) at the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting 2012 (3 – 7 Dec). We are looking for a variety of contributions from intraplate regions that have experienced earthquakes during Quaternary times and hope for good and interesting discussions with you during the meeting. The submission deadline is quite soon, at 8 August 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT.

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New EQ-GEO-NET mailing list

Most of us who are interested in tectonics and paleoseismology subscribed to the EQ-GEO-NET mailing list. The mailing list is a great tool to share info on our research and to discuss. Now the list has a new address:
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