Teaching Paleoseismology – Excursion to Greece

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.

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BSSA Special Issue on the Wenchuan Earthquake

Beautiful fold and faultThe 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”

EGU2011 Vienna

Not EGU, but Baelo2009 conference. 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”

Program of the Corinth2011 conference

Program

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.

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