A new paper has been recently published in Quaternary International, summarizing the “New developments in onshore paleoseismic methods, and their impact on Quaternary tectonic studies”.
The paper is the result of a cooperative effort (12 authors from 6 different countries and 3 continents) led by Jim McCalpin. Sorry for the paywall, feel free to contact me or the other authors – we will be more than happy to share our work!
The first papers related to the 6 Feb, 2023, Türkiye Earthquakes are already published, but this month’s list has also interesting studies on Asian tectonics, the Med, and the Americas. Enjoy reading!
A new special issue has been published in Quaternary International. Earthquake Geology and Seismic Hazards: From Earthquake Mapping of Historical and Prehistoric Earthquakes to Paleoseismology contains contributions from the PATA Days in Greece, 2018, and the INQUA Congress in Dublin in 2019. The SI collects an editorial and six research papers:
- Grützner, C., Baize, S., & Papanikolaou, I. (2023): Earthquake Geology and Seismic Hazards: From Earthquake Mapping of Historical and Prehistoric Earthquakes to Paleoseismology. Quat. Int. 651, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2023.02.011.
- Silva, P.G., Elez, J., Pérez-López, R., Giner-Robles, J.L., Gómez-Diego, P.V., Roquero, E., Rodríguez-Pascua, M. A., & Bardají, T. (2023). The AD 1755 Lisbon Earthquake-Tsunami: seismic source modelling from the analysis of ESI-07 environmental data. Quat. Int. 651, 6–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2021.11.006.
- Tringali, G., Bella, D., Livio, F., Ferrario, M.F., Groppelli, G., Blumetti, A.M., Di Manna, P., Vittori, E., Guerrieri, L., Porfido, S., Boso, D., Pettinato, R., Paradiso, G., & Michetti, A. M. (2023). Fault rupture and aseismic creep accompanying the December 26, 2018, Mw 4.9 Fleri earthquake (Mt. Etna, Italy): factors affecting the surface faulting in a volcano-tectonic environment. Quat. Int. 651, 25–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2021.12.019.
- Abbas, W., Zhang, J., Tsukamoto, S., Ali, S., Frechen, M., & Reicherter, K. (2023). Pleistocene-Holocene deformation and seismic history of the Kalabagh Fault in Pakistan using OSL and post-IR IRSL dating. Quat. Int. 651, 42–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2022.01.007.
- Velazquez-Bucio, M.M., Ferrario, M.F., Muccignato, E., Porfido, S., Sridharan, A., Chunga, K., Livio, F., Gopalan, S., & Michetti, A. M. (2023). Environmental effects caused by the Mw 8.2, September 8, 2017, and Mw 7.4, June 23, 2020, Chiapas-Oaxaca (Mexico) subduction events: comparison of large intraslab and interface earthquakes. Quat. Int. 651, 62–76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2021.11.028.
- Mechernich, S., Reicherter, K., Deligiannakis, G., & Papanikolaou, I. (2023). Tectonic geomorphology
of active faults in Eastern Crete (Greece) with slip rates and earthquake history from cosmogenic 36Cl dating of the Lastros and Orno faults. Quat. Int. 651, 77–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2022.04.007.
- Papanikolaou, I., Dafnis, P., Deligiannakis, G., Hengesh, J., & Panagopoulos, A. (2023). Active faults, Paleoseismological trenching and seismic hazard assessment in the Northern Mygdonia Basin, Northern Greece: the Assiros-Krithia fault and the Drimos fault zone. Quat. Int. 651, 92–107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2022.02.001.
This is the longest list of papers we had since ages. We start with a brand new review article on recent developments in onshore paleoseismology by Jim McCalpin et al. Also in the list are plenty of papers on classical paleoseismology and earthquake geology, a few cool tsunami studies, some fault physics, SHA, and new methods. Enjoy reading!
Besides the classical paleoseismology studies in today’s list, we have some papers that deal with secondary and cascading effects of earthquakes, such as landslides and diseases, and interesting new findings on short term and long-term tectonic geomorphology. Enjoy reading!
The UNESCO World Heritage site “Caliphal City of Medina Azahara” in southern Spain was built in the 10th Century by the first Caliph of al-Andalus, Abd al-Rahman III. The destruction and consequent abandonment of the city were thought to result from a civil war between 1009/10 AD. In a new paper, Rodríguez Pascua et al. investigate the role of an earthquake in the sudden abandonment and ruin of the city. They identified eleven types of Earthquake Archaeological Effects (EAEs), including dropped key stones in arches, tilted walls, conjugated fractures in brick-made walls, conjugated fractures and folds in regular pavements, and dipping broken corners in columns. More than 150 structural measurements imply mean ground motion direction of N140°–160° E. This indicates oriented damage to the buildings. From recent events such as the Lorca Earthquake we know that this pattern can be caused by earthquakes. The authors conclude that probably two strong earthquakes with intensities ≥VIII MSK/EMS occurred in the 11th and 12th centuries AD.
This months edition of the paper list surely has something interesting for everybody – a wide variety of papers both geographically and thematically. There are classical paleoseismology studies, submarine and tsunami stuff, archaeoseismology, fault physics, and much more from all around the globe. Enjoy reading and let me know if I have missed something.
I hope you all had a wonderful start into 2023. May it bring you health and success, great field trips, lots of data, and nice reviewers. Here’s the latest list of papers that already made it through review. Enjoy reading!
This is the last paper round-up in 2022. We have a lot of research on historical earthquakes and Asian tectonics. Don’t miss the new paper by Nurminen et al. on the updated surface rupture database. Enjoy reading!
(UPDATE 2022-12-02: I’ve added the new Alsop et al. paper because the free-to-read link expires in 50 days…)
It’s early November – time for the latest paper roundup. This time there are many earthquake studies from China and California. New Zealand and Australia got some good coverage, too, but there’s also news from Central Europe. Plus, burglargrams! Enjoy reading.