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  • IAS Rome 2019 – session on paleoseismology & tsunamis

    The 34th IAS meeting on sedimentology will take place in Rome from 10-13 September, 2019. There are several sessions that are of interest to the paleoseismology community, and session 7.11 is especially devoted to past earthquakes:

    7.11: The sedimentary record of earthquakes, tsunamis, and catastrophic/extreme events.

    Massimo Moretti (Bari University, Italy); Jasper Knight (Wits University, South Africa); Giuseppe Mastronuzzi (University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy); Andreas Vött (Mainz University, Germany).

    Extreme/catastrophic events are by definition rare and episodic, but they have occurred frequently throughout Earth’s history. High magnitude events such as earthquakes, tsunamis, large-scale landslides, extreme floods and storms, extraterrestrial impacts, etc. often leave a sedimentary imprint in the geological record. Nevertheless, recognition of extreme event traces in sedimentary successions is often difficult and may be ambiguous.
    This session is focused on examples of seismites, tsunamites, and other sedimentary deposits that have been formed by extreme events. We encourage contributions including field-based examples discussing different approaches on data analysis and interpretation of these deposits. We also welcome studies on analogical modelling and numerical simulation for relationships between triggering processes and products of extreme events.

    Deadline for early bird registration is 30 May 2019, abstract submission closes on 30 March.

    Conference website: http://iasroma2019.org/

  • New papers on paleoseismology, earthquakes, and active tectonics (Oct 2018)

    These are the latest papers on paleoseismology, active tectonics and tsunami, including a special issue on the Alpine Fault in New Zealand. Enjoy! more

  • Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science Session at AGU

    Our colleague Jessica Pilarczyk will chair an Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science Session at the AGU Fall Meeting:

    Dear paleoseismicity.org members,

    We invite you to submit an abstract to the session, “Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science” at the Fall 2018 American Geophysical Union Meeting, to be held in Washington DC 10-14 December. The session is a continuation of the interdisciplinary tsunami sessions that have been held the past two fall meetings. We hope that you can contribute with abstracts to this session. The session description is below.

    The deadline to submit an abstract is 1 August 2018, 11:59 P.M. EDT/3:59 +1 GMT.

    The URL’s for the session and the abstract submission for this session are:

    https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/46945

    https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/nh/papers/index.cgi?sessionid=46945

    Jessica Pilarczyk

    Finn Løvholt

    Kelly Stroker

    Stefano Lorito

     

    NH021: Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science

    Session ID: 46945

    Tsunamis are one of the most devastating natural disasters, with the potential for inflicting huge damage along wide stretches of coastal areas. Recent tsunami events have demonstrated that the tsunami risk has grown tremendously since the last ocean-wide tsunami of 1964, primarily due to the expansion of coastal development and the maritime communities. Tsunami science has become one of the most inter-disciplinary research areas. Social science, applied mathematics, engineering, and geology are as important to tsunami research as traditional seismology and oceanography. This session provides a broad forum for cross-disciplinary studies and invites contributions from all areas of tsunami science including: fundamental and basic research; forecast and warning procedures for current and future events; investigation of geologic records and hindcasting of past events; response, mitigation, and recovery strategies; tsunami observations; socio-economic impacts; and hazard and risk studies from tsunamis generated by earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, meteorological phenomena, and meteorite impacts.

  • New papers on paleoseismology, tsunami, and active tectonics (May 2018)

    It looks like April/May is high season for publishing – or is it that all those papers you submitted right before Christmas are now making it through review…? Anyway, we have a lot of exciting stuff this month, including a number of studies on the Med, on Central Asia, and on New Zealand. Plus fault physics, subduction zones, glacial seismicity in N Europe, Malawi, and much more.

    Enjoy reading and let us know in case we’ve missed something. more

  • 3rd IGCP 639 meeting, 16-23 September, 2018 – Sea Level Change from Minutes to Millennia

    The 3rd annual IGCP 639 meeting will take place from 16-23 September, 2018, in Italy. IGCP project 639 deals with Sea Level Change from Minutes to Millennia. The meeting will cover all IGCP related science such as sea level, climate change, tectonics, earthquakes, tsunami, and coastal inundation.
    It’s a joint meeting with INQUA project CMP1701P “Late Quaternary record of coastal inundation due to earth surface deformation, tsunami and storms”, CMP1601P “HOLSEA” and CMP1603P “MOPP-MEDFLOOD”. Two days of scientific sessions at Taranto University will be followed by a four-day field trip to Catania. more

  • New papers on paleoseismology, tsunami, and active tectonics (Dec 2017)

    Today’s list of latest papers includes some classic paleoseismology stuff, interesting offshore studies, and a good portion of fault physics and geomorphology. Oh, and icebergs. Enjoy!

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  • New papers on paleoseismology, tsunami, and active tectonics (Nov 2017)

    Time is running and the publishing machine doesn’t stop. Another month has passed, and here we are with a whole bunch of new and existing papers on paleoseismology, active tectonics, tsunami, and archaeosesimology. Lot’s of stuff from the Tien Shan this time, including my very own paper about which I will blog in detail later. Enjoy reading! more

  • New papers on paleoseismology, tsunami, and active tectonics (Sep 2017)

    These are the latets papers on paleoseismology, active tectonics, and archaeoseismology. Enjoy! more

  • AGU Session on Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science

    Our colleague Jessica Pilarczyk send us the following message regarding an AGU session on Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science:

    Dear paleoseismicity.org members,

    We invite you to submit an abstract to the session, “Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science” at the Fall 2017 American Geophysical Union Meeting, to be held in New Orleans 11-15 December. The session description is below. The deadline to submit an abstract is 2 August 23:59 EST/04:59 +1 GMT.

    The URL for the abstract submission for this session is: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/nh/papers/index.cgi?sessionid=25672

    Bruce Jaffe

    Jessica Pilarczyk

    Rick Wilson

    Finn Løvholt

    more

  • Preliminary report on the 12 June, 2017, Lesvos (Greece) Earthquake

    On 12 June, 2017, an earthquake with a magnitude of Mw6.3 occurred south of the island of Lesvos in Greece, damaged hundreds of buildings and claimed one life. The event ruptured a NW-SE trending normal fault and had a focal depth of 13 km. Our colleagues from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens mapped the earthquake damage and the environmental effects that accompanied the earthquake. They found mass movements, secondary cracks, and report on a small tsunami. Their report can be downloaded here (PDF, 6 mb). For a higher-resolution file (33 mb), follow this link. Many thanks to Efthymios Lekkas for sending the report. more

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