5 th PATA Days in Busan, Korea, news from the meeting, field trips

The second day of the meeting revealed very nice and interesting talks of the Korean geologists and paleoseismologists, which was an excellent preparation for the upcoming post-meeting field trips on the following days. Talker of the day was Dr Tom Rockwell, he gave three talks and lectures, however one as replacement for Bill Lettis, who wasn´t able to come to Korea. Before dinner a traditional Korean drum and percussion show opened our ears and eyes for this beautiful and sometimes mysterious country. This closing dinner outside Busan was very special, in a kind of museum with a terracotta choir of a million voices, and….

we enjoyed the meal, and


typical Korean dinner

typical Korean dinner

prepared for the next day and for the excursion.

Here are some impression from the excursion without much explanation, the excursion guide book will be published here in the next few days.

Old astronomic observatory in Gyeongju, the ancient capital.

Old astronomic observatory in Gyeongju, the ancient capital.

Field trip impression

Field trip impression


Anapji, Gyeongju, Korea


Finally, we can summarize, we never had a PATA meeting that was so excellently organized!

Thank you to Professor Young-Seog Kim, Dr. Jin-Hyuck Choi and their marvellous team of student helpers!

Everybody enjoyed staying in Korea and the friendly and beautiful atmosphere during the Pata-Days.


Bulguksa Temple, Jinhyeon-Dong

Bulguksa Temple, Jinhyeon-Dong



Field trip impression 2 in the trench

Field trip impression 2 in the trench, with an active fault in the center. Left: grantic bedrock, center: fault gouge and crushed deformation zone, right: poorly consolidated Quaternary alluvial deposits. Sense of fault is thrusting with considerable strike slip component. 




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Klaus Reicherter

Klaus Reicherter

is professor of Neotectonics and Natural Hazards at RWTH Aachen University

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