The latest issue of Annals of Geophysics is devoted to Earthquake geology: science, society and critical facilities. Vol 56 (6) is a Special Volume, and I am proud to say it’s our volume! Finally, 14 papers are included in this issue, most of them authored by early career researchers (ECRs). The papers are based on work presented at the 2nd INQUA meeting on Active Tectonics, Earthquake Geology, Archaeology and Engineering in Corinth, Greece, 2011. The issue was edited by Christoph Grützner, Salvatore Barba, Ioannis Papanikolaou and Raul Pérez-López and all papers are open access! All manuscripts deal with earthquake research in the broader Africa-Europe collision zone:
The studies focus on paleoseismology, active tectonics, tectonic geomorphology and macroseismic intensity scales (ESI 2007, EMS 98).
- Christoph Grützner, Salvatore Barba, Ioannis Papanikolaou, Raul Pérez-López – Earthquake geology: science, society and critical facilities. Annals of Geophysics, 56, 6, 2013, S0683; doi:10.4401/ag-6503.
- John Alexopoulos, Emmanuel Vassilakis, Spyridon Dilalos – Combined geophysical techniques for detailed groundwater flow investigation in tectonically deformed fractured rocks. Annals of Geophysics, 56, 6, 2013, S0669; doi:10.4401/ag-6236.
- Corina Campos, Christian Beck, Christian Crouzet, Eduardo Carrillo, Aurélien Van Welden, Efthymios Tripsanas – Late Quaternary paleoseismic sedimentary archive from deep central Gulf of Corinth: time distribution of inferred earthquake-induced layers. Annals of Geophysics, 56, 6, 2013, S0670; doi:10.4401/ag-6226.
- Rita Carmo, José Madeira, Ana Hipólito, Teresa Ferreira – Paleoseismological evidence for historical surface faulting in São Miguel island (Azores). Annals of Geophysics, 56, 6, 2013, S0671; doi:10.4401/ag-6221.
- Paula M. Figueiredo, João Cabral, Thomas K. Rockwell – Recognition of Pleistocene marine terraces in the southwest of Portugal (Iberian Peninsula): evidences of regional Quaternary uplift. Annals of Geophysics, 56, 6, 2013, S0672; doi:10.4401/ag-6276.
- Debora Finocchio, Salvatore Barba, Stefano Santini, Antonella Megna – Interpreting the interseismic deformation of the Altotiberina Fault (central Italy) through 2D modelling. Annals of Geophysics, 56, 6, 2013, S0673; doi:10.4401/ag-5806.
- Michael Foumelis, Ioannis Fountoulis, Ioannis D. Papanikolaou, Dimitrios Papanikolaou – Geodetic evidence for passive control of a major Miocene tectonic boundary on the contemporary deformation field of Athens (Greece). Annals of Geophysics, 56, 6, 2013, S0674; doi:10.4401/ag-6238.
- Ioannis G. Fountoulis, Spyridon D. Mavroulis – Application of the Environmental Seismic Intensity scale (ESI 2007) and the European Macroseismic Scale (EMS-98) to the Kalamata (SW Peloponnese, Greece) earthquake (Ms=6.2, September 13, 1986) and correlation with neotectonic structures and active faults. Annals of Geophysics, 56, 6, 2013, S0675; doi:10.4401/ag-6237.
- Oswaldo Guzmán, Jean-Louis Mugnier, Riccardo Vassallo, Rexhep Koçi, François Jouanne – Vertical slip rates of active faults of southern Albania inferred from river terraces. Annals of Geophysics, 56, 6, 2013, S0676; doi:10.4401/ag-6218.
- Ana Hipólito, José Madeira, Rita Carmo, João Luís Gaspar – Neotectonics of Graciosa island (Azores): a contribution to seismic hazard assessment of a volcanic area in a complex geodynamic setting. Annals of Geophysics, 56, 6, 2013, S0677; doi:10.4401/ag-6222.
- Nadine Hoffmann – The active tectonic landscape of Lake Ohrid (FYR of Macedonia/Albania). Annals of Geophysics, 56, 6, 2013, S0678; doi:10.4401/ag-6254.
- Jochen Hürtgen, Andreas Rudersdorf, Christoph Grützner, Klaus Reicherter – Morphotectonics of the Padul-Nigüelas Fault Zone, southern Spain. Annals of Geophysics, 56, 6, 2013, S0679; doi:10.4401/ag-6208.
- Petra Jamšek Rupnik, Lucilla Benedetti, Frank Preusser, Miloš Bavec, Marko Vrabec – Geomorphic evidence of recent activity along the Vodice thrust fault in the Ljubljana Basin (Slovenia) – a preliminary study. Annals of Geophysics, 56, 6, 2013, S0680; doi:10.4401/ag-6252.
- Spyridon D. Mavroulis, Ioannis G. Fountoulis, Emmanuel N. Skourtsos, Efthymis L. Lekkas, Ioannis D. Papanikolaou – Seismic intensity assignments for the 2008 Andravida (NW Peloponnese, Greece) strike-slip event (June 8, Mw=6.4) based on the application of the Environmental Seismic Intensity scale (ESI 2007) and the European Macroseismic scale (EMS-98). Annals of Geophysics, 56, 6, 2013, S0681; doi:10.4401/ag-6239.
- Spyros Pavlides, George Papathanassiou, Sotiris Valkaniotis, Alexis Chatzipetros, Sotiris Sboras, Riccardo Caputo – Rock-falls and liquefaction related phenomena triggered by the June 8, 2008, Mw=6.4 earthquake in NW Peloponnesus, Greece. Annals of Geophysics, 56, 6, 2013, S0682; doi:10.4401/ag-5807.
This volume is dedicated to the memory of the Associate Professor Ioannis Fountoulis (1954-2013) who passed away too early. Prof. Fountoulis was a structural geologist, member of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, working since the 80s in Neotectonics. He participated in several INQUA meetings and workshops, including the Corinth 2011. He contributed in 3 separate papers within this volume, but sadly passed
away before its publication.
We wish to thank Anna Grazia Chiodetti, Francesco Caprara and the staff of Annals of Geophysics for their efforts to make this volume possible. Furthermore, a big Thank You and ευχαριστώ πολύ to all participants of the 2nd INQUA workshop in Corinth!
Christoph, Salvatore, Ioannis & Raúl
PS: By the way, you can download the Corinth2011 abstracts volume with dozens of reviewed extended abstracts (short papers up to 4 pages) for free here (PDF, 150 mb): http://ees.kuleuven.be/igcp567/images/Corinth2011-abstractvolume.pdf.
Just to illustrate that science is not only hard work, but also can be fun: