It’s just a few months after the Kaikoura earthquake and now the first papers have been published already. Today’s paper round-up also includes studies on dating tsunami boulders, turbidite paleoseismology, paleoseismology in the Tien Shan, the recent Italy and New Zealand earthquakes, and earthquakes and social media. Enjoy reading! Continue reading “New papers on paleoseismology, tsunami, and active tectonics (May 2017)”
Today in the paper round-up (April 2017): Active Tectonics of the Makran, postseismic deformation at Bam, active faults and paleoseismology in Italy, Switzerland & Alaska, the first papers on the Kaikoura earthquake, tsunamis in Chile and the Western Mediterranean, and faults in Mexico. Enjoy reading! Continue reading “New papers on paleoseismology, tsunami, and active tectonics (Apr 2017)”
Last October I was given the chance to attend the “iRALL school on field data collection, monitoring, and modeling of large landslides” in Chengdu, China. During the school, we spent one week in the epicentral area of the Ms=8.0 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, where I was able to take some interesting pictures of earthquake damage and coseismic landslides. Then other things happened, like the earthquakes in Italy and New Zealand, with exciting sights from the field shared here, and I never ended up sharing my Wenchuan pics, which I want to do now. Continue reading “The Great Wenchuan Earthquake eight years on: earthquake damage and coseismic landslides”
Our colleague Lucilla Benedetti (CEREGE, France) distributed the following call for papers on the recent earthquake series in Central Italy:
The “Great 1117 Veronese Earthquake” was one of the strongest events that hit Northern Italy in historical times. Many aspects of this earthquake are still debated, but archaeological sources, historical archives, and geological records can help to better understand what had happened near Verona 900 years ago. On 20 January, 2017, a conference on the 1117 Veronese Earthquake took place in Venice, bringing together archaeologists, historians and earth scientists. The presentations were given in Italian, but Paolo Forlin from the Armedea project provides an English summary of the meeting. Read his highly interesting article here. Continue reading “The great 1117 Veronese earthquake – conference summary and slides”
If you are interested in visiting the epicentral areas of the recent earthquakes in the Central Apennines, Italy, this is your chance: A four days field trip will be held from 19-22 July, 2017, led by researchers who have studied the earthquake effects in detail. The trip focusses on the fault system that ruptured during the 1997 Umbria Marche, 2009 L’Aquila, and 2016 Norcia events. The trip is organised by scientists from Italy, France, UK, and Greece, and supported by a number of universities, state agencies, and INQUA, with the Università di Camerino as the main coordinator.
More information will be published soon. Continue reading “Field trip to epicentral areas of Central Apennines, Italy, earthquakes from 19-22 July, 2017”
I wish you a successful and wonderful new year 2017! May you find impressive faults and good outcrops, may your trenches always be in the right place, and may your samples return good results. If 2017 brings you something that would be of interest to the paleoseismicity.org community, please let us know. In the mean time, enjoy those reads: Continue reading “New papers on paleoseismology, tsunami, and active tectonics (Jan 2017)”
Richard Styron has released a new, improved version of his Global CMT viewer webmap. The earthquake data are from globalcmt.org, updated every four hours, and colour-coded by depth (purple to yellow = shallow to deep). The tool also displays a number of major faults from the ATA and HimaTibetMap databases. This webmap is a fast and easy way to find interesting earthquakes and to explore global seismicity. Plus, it’s a beautiful map. Thanks Richard for that great application!
The SSA meeting in Denver (April 2017) will be full of interesting sessions on paleoseismology and earthquake geology, among them:
- The Future of Past Earthquakes, Session Chairs: David Schwartz, Ramon Arrowsmith, William Lettis, Koji Okumura, Daniela Pantosti, Thomas Rockwell
- Earthquake Geology and Paleoseismic Studies of the Intermountain West: New Methods and Findings on Seismic Hazard Characterization of Low Slip Rate Faults, Session Chairs: Seth Dee, Stephen Angster
- Earthquake Impacts on the Natural and Built Environment, Session Chairs: Eric Thompson, Kate Allstadt, Kishor Jaiswal, Nilesh Shome
- Estimating Earthquake Hazard from Geodetic Data, Session Chairs: Jeff Freymueller, Elieen Evans, Jessica Murray
- Fault Mechanics and Rupture Characteristics from Surface Deformation, Session Chairs: Lia Lajoie, Kendra Johnson, Edwin Nissen
- Intraplate Earthquakes: Central and Eastern North America and Worldwide, Session Chairs: Lillian Soto-Cordero, Christine Powell, Will Levandowski
- The Mw7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake, Session Chairs: Bill Fry, Matt Gerstenberger
- Paleoseismology of Subduction Earthquake Cycles, Session Chairs: Rob Witter, Ian Shennan
- Scaling and Empirical Relationships of Moderate to Large Earthquakes: Re-scaling or Re-thinking?, Session Chairs: Laura Peruzza, P. Martin Mai, Lucilla Benedetti
- Toppled and Rotated Objects in Recent, Historic, and Prehistoric Earthquakes, Session Chairs: Klaus-G. Hinzen, Rasool Anooshehpoor
- Varied Modes of Fault Slip and their Interactions – Slow Earthquakes, Creep to Mega Quakes, Session Chair: Abhijit Ghosh
A continuous flow of images from the New Zealand earthquake reaches the earthquake geology community, and we’re probably all amazed by the coseismic offsets and other earthquake effects. However, the flow of papers on paleoseismology, tsunami, and active tectonics also does not stop and here is my digest for December. Enjoy reading!