We invite you to submit an abstract to the special session “Archeoseismology: Learning about Ancient Earthquakes from the Archeological Record” of the Seismological Society of America Annual meeting to be held in Memphis, TN, April 13-15th. This is a reminder that the abstract deadline for the 2011 SSA annual meeting is 5 PM PST on 11 January.
On 4 January, 2011 a partial solar eclipse was visible in Central Europe (up to 80% coverage of the sun). Werner Kraus shot some nice photos through a number of filters, but the best picture surely has been made by Thierry Legault from Muscat, Oman – the partial eclipse with the ISS transiting! Incredible.
The online science magazine “spektrumdirekt” reports on the archeoseismological and paleoseismological studies in Baelo Claudia, Southern Spain. The article focusses on tsunami hazard in the Mediterranean region and the two earthquakes that devastated the Roman town of Baelo Claudia hundreds of years ago. Continue reading ““spektrumdirekt” reports on archeoseismology”
Paleoseismicity.org wishes you happy holidays and a happy new year! Be aware of snow avalanches and don’t get stuck in the winter traffic!
We are looking forward to seeing you in warm and sunny Corinth.
Paleoseismology and archeoseismology do only rarely appear in the curriculae of geoscience studies. Those topics will be covered in courses on tectonics and structural geology in most universities. Practical courses that allow applying the knowledge in the field can be a very good supplement, but in Germany, active faults are rare. RWTH Aachen University therefore organized a field trip to Greece, where active faults, fault scarps, archeological sites and beautiful outcrops are omnipresent.
The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America has published a Special Issue on the 2008 Wenchuan, China, Earthquake. This event, also known as the Sichuan Earthquake, was one of the most devastating natural disasters in the last decade. On 12 May, 2008, an earthquake with a magnitude of Mw7.9 happened on the Beichuan fault, leaving at least 69,000 people dead and millions homeless. It is estimated that some $140 billion will be needed to rebuild the damaged infrastructure and houses. Continue reading “BSSA Special Issue on the Wenchuan Earthquake”
Nadine published a paper on Lake Ohrid at Biogeosciences (open access): Evolution of ancient Lake Ohrid: a tectonic perspective. Authors are N. Hoffmann, K. Reicherter, T. Fernández-Steeger and C. Grützner, Biogeosciences, 7, 3377–3386, 2010; www.biogeosciences.net/7/3377/2010/ – doi:10.5194/bg-7-3377-2010. Enjoy reading!
The EGU General Assembly 2011 will take place in Vienna from April, 3 – 8. Deadline for financial support is December, 3. Young scientist can apply for support to attend the meeting, see here for details. Abstract submission is possible online until January, 10. Please note that due to the increasing number of no-shows in the last meetings the EGU committee decided to introduce an abstract submission fee of 40€! In exchange, the registration is 40€ cheaper. Pre-registration will be possible until February, 28. Continue reading “EGU2011 Vienna”
M. Sintubin, I.S. Stewart, T. Niemi & E. Altunel, Eds., Geological Society of America Special Papers 471, 280 p., 2010 (ISBN 9780813724713)
The online-registration will be available on this website from 15th February 2011. It will be possible to register for the conference, for accommodation and to book excursions. The venue will be at the Kalamaki Beach Hotel close to the Isthmus.