Israel Journal of Earth Sciences: special issue on the Dead Sea Rift

I hope you have reserved some time for reading – here comes plenty of great new material on one of the most interesting tectonic features on earth, the Dead Sea Transform. The Israel Journal of Earth Sciences has published a special issue: The Dead Sea Rift as a natural laboratory for neotectonics and paleoseismology, Volume 58, Number 3 – 4. The papers are an outcome of the 2009 INQUA joint Israel/Jordan fieldtrip with the same name. I was lucky enough to have participated in that field trip. It was for sure one of the best field trips I ever had.

The archeological site of Susita, close to Lake Kineret. Lots of archeoseismological evidence here.

Here’s the content of the Special Issue. If you can’t access the Journal, think about dropping a mail to the author. The bold ones are those who especially focus on paleoseismology/archeoseismology…

Here are some pics from the field trip:

Archeoseismological damages in Northern Israel

A giant collapsed column in Petra, Jordan

The most beautiful seismite I've ever seen, close to the Dead Sea.

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Christoph Grützner

works at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Jena University. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and looks for ancient earthquakes.

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