• 1st circular: INQUA Int’l Summer School on Active Tectonics & Tectonic Geomorphology in Prague, 24-27 September 2019

    The INQUA Focus Group on Earthquake Geology and Seismic Hazards (EGSHaz) will run the International Summer School on Active Tectonics and Tectonic Geomorphology in Prague from 24-27 September, 2019. This event replaces the PATA Days this year and aims mainly at MSc./PhD students and Early Career Researchers. Please note that this is not a classical PATA Days event where new science will be shown and discussed. The summer school is organized by the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences and the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science. Please find a pdf of the first circular here.

     

  • Christoph Grützner

    New papers on paleoseismology, earthquakes, and active tectonics (April 2019)

    These are the latest papers on paleoseismology, earthquakes, and active tectonics. Enjoy reading and please let us know in case we’ve missed something: more

  • Deadlines for the IAS Rome Congress – session on the sedimentary record of earthquakes, tsunamis and other extreme/catastrophic events

    The deadline for the submission of abstracts to the 34th IAS Congress of Rome 2019 is approaching (30 March 2019). The 34th IAS meeting will be held in Rome from 10-13th September 2019 (http://iasroma2019.org/).

    There will be lots of interesting sessions, of special interest for the earthquake geology community will be session 7.11 The Sedimentary Record of Earthquakes, Tsunamis and other Extreme/Catastrophic Events.

    Conveners:

    • Massimo Moretti (University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy)
    • Jasper Knight (Wits University, South Africa)
    • Giuseppe Mastronuzzi (University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy)
    • Andreas Vött (Mainz University, Germany)
  • New papers on paleoseismology, earthquakes, and active tectonics (March 2019)

    These are the latest papers on paleoseismology, earthquakes, and active tectonics. Enjoy reading! more

  • US Bursaries to attend the INQUA congress in Dublin

    The INQUA Congress in Dublin will be the event for Quaternary science this year, but Dublin is quite expensive and many ECRs will need travel support. While the application deadline for the INQUA grants has already passed, there is still an option for early career scientists from the US to get up to US$ 2,000. See the INQUA Dublin website for details and make sure to not miss the deadline March 15, 2019.

  • Postdoc position at Oxford University: Palaeoseismology of Central Asian Earthquake Ruptures

    There is a wonderful, amazing, extraordinary postdoc position open at Oxford University: Palaeoseismology of Central Asian Earthquake Ruptures.

    We seek to appoint a postdoctoral research assistant to undertake investigations of large earthquakes within the interior of Asia. The post is part of a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust called EROICA. The successful candidate will work closely with Professor Richard Walker, and will join a vibrant community of active tectonics researchers in Oxford within the Earthquake Geology and Geodesy group.

    The researcher will be responsible for the detailed mapping of palaeo-earthquake ruptures, the construction of slip distributions from individual earthquakes, the analysis of high-resolution satellite imagery, the construction of digital topographic models, and the selection of sites for long-term slip-rate determination using field investigation. The PDRA will also be involved in planning and carrying out fieldwork to verify remote-sensing observations, to collect samples for dating, and to excavate and interpret palaeo-seismic trenches. We expect the researcher to help in supervising doctoral and masters student research projects, in addition to undertaking their own research.

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  • 7th International Colloquium on Historical Earthquakes & Paleoseismology Studies, 4-6 Nov 2019, Barcelona

    The 7th International Colloquium on Historical Earthquakes & Paleoseismology Studies will be held from 4-6 November, 2019, in Barcelona (Spain). The conference website is now online (https://cloud.agoraevent.fr/Site/134404/5997/Event).

    Important dates:

    15 February 2019: Opening for submission for abstracts

    15 September 2019: Deadline for submission of abstracts

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  • Challenges & Conclusions from the 6th Int’l Colloquium on Historical earthquakes & Paleoseismology studies, Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium

    The 6th Int’l Colloquium on Historical earthquakes & Paleoseismology studies took place in October 2018 in Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium. Our colleagues Koen Van Noten, Thierry Camelbeeck, and  Thomas Lecocq have put together a nice summary of this event, pointing out future challenges in the field:

    From 24 to 26 October 2018 55 scientists from 14 countries gathered at Han-sur-Lesse in Belgium for the annual gathering of the Colloquium on Historical earthquakes and Seismology. During this well attended conference, four invited keynote talks, 27 oral and 16 poster contributions were presented. Topics in this multidisciplinary colloquium spanned four themes. The first three themes are recurrent themes in this Colloquium series and focused on (1) Seismology and Historical earthquakes, (2) Paleoseismology and (3) Archaeoseismology. The organisers also specifically wanted to focus on (4) Earthquakes and natural caves; a discipline in which major progress was recently made. This topic was heavily debated during the field trip to the Han-sur-Lesse and Rochefort caves on 25 October 2018. Hereinafter we summarise what was presented (see program) by the attendants and which challenges seismologists – and friends – face these days.

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  • Christoph Grützner

    Postdoc position at UNAM from March 2020: Upper Plate Deformation Mexican Subduction

    UNAM is searching for a psotdoc working on the upper plate deformation of the Mexican subduction zone:
    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION/ UPPER PLATE DEFORMATION – MEXICAN SUBDUCTION, AVAILABLE MARCH 2020
    The following open position might be of interest to the Active tectonics and paleoseismology community:
    We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant for a 12 month fixed term appointment working on the exciting UNAM-CONACYT-funded project on “Spatial and Temporal Variations of Upper Plate Deformation across the Guerrero portion of the Mexican Subduction Zone” at the Institute of Geography and the Tsunami and Paleoseismology Laboratory, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City Campus. The candidate will pursue fundamental and applied research into the assessment of both temporal and spatial vertical crustal deformation associated with both slow (interseismic) and rapid (coseismic) crustal deformation across the inner forearc region of the central Mexican subduction zone on the Guerrero sector, where the Cocos plate underthrusts the North American plate. The candidate will be responsible for the development and execution of laboratory and field research, conduct studies to develop a model of long-term deformation, writing reports and papers.

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  • New papers on paleoseismology, earthquakes, and active tectonics (Feb 2019)

    New year, new science! These are the latest papers on paleoseismology, earthquakes, and active tectonics. Enjoy reading!

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