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.
Oral communications and posters are welcome! The sessions will cover a wide area of research fields related to paleoseismicity. Local case studies will be included as well as contributions on methods, latest developments and technological advances. Continue reading “Sessions of the Corinth 2011 conference”
The Corinth 2011 conference will be organized by Ioannis D. Papanikolaou (Agricultural Univ. of Athens, Greece; Aon-Benfield Hazard Research Centre, UCL, UK), Klaus Reicherter (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), Andreas Vött (Univ. of Mainz, Germany) and Pablo G. Silva (Univ. of Salamanca, Avila, Spain).
The program of the Corinth2011 conference includes invited talks, talks, poster sessions, excursions, practical courses and social events. Excursions will be focussed on the active tectonics and the paleoseismicity of the fascinating Gulf of Corinth area and the Perakhora Peninsula. Furthermore, it will be possible to visit some of the most picturesque and most important sites of the ancient greek culture.
Reicherter, K., Vonberg, D., Koster B., Fernández-Steeger T., Grützner, C. & Mathes-Schmidt, M. 2010. The sedimentary inventory of the 1755 Lisbon tsunami along the southern Gulf of Cádiz (southwestern Spain). Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie Vol. 54, Suppl. 3, 147-173. link Continue reading “New Tsunami-papers published!”