Here’s the Wednesday Geology Picture as part of Evelyn’s meme. Close to the Arches National Park in Utah there is Potash, a bizarre place with saltworks that shimmer in incredible colours. Here, salt is leached from the underground and then dried in the sun. The roads that lead to the Dead Horse State Park have to cross little creeks at times, where the salt precipitated and formed glittering crystals. I had the opportunity to do some research in that area with my great colleagues Heijn and Michael in May this year. more
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Wednesday Geology Picture: Salty creek in Potash, Utah2011-12-14 | in Teaching, Uncategorized
Tuesday Geology Picture: Lake Marathon, Greece2011-12-13 | in Teaching, Uncategorized
Following Evelyn’s suggestions, I will post random geology pics this week. Lake Marathon in Attica, Greece is providing a significant amount of the drinking water needed for the broader Athens region, where almost 40% of the 11 million Greeks live. Built between 1926 and 1929, the dam is 54 m high and 285 m long. The reservoir has a maximum volume of 41,000,000 m³ of water. Interesting is that the entire dam and the associated maintenance buildings are cased with the famous marble from the close-by Penteli mountains. I’ve been there during a great student’s excursion in 2007. more
Open research positions at Lisbon University2011-12-05 | in Teaching, Uncategorized
A new job announcement was posted some couple of days ago: the University of Lisbon offers two post-doctoral research positions for up to 5 years. Application submission opens this Wednesday, 7 December and closes on 13 January 2012.
Cologne University – PhD position in Archaeoseismology available2011-11-23 | in Teaching, Uncategorized
The University of Cologne (Seismological Station Bensberg) invites applications for an open position as a Doctoral Student. An essential part of the research activities of the candidate will be dedicated to his/her work on a dissertation project. This work will be part of a research project on Archaeoseismological Studies in Midea and Tiryns, Greece concerned with the possible seismogenic cause of the decline of the great Mycenaean palaces of the Argolis.
SSA 2012 Special Session: Earthquakes and Tsunamis at Coastal Archaeological Sites2011-11-15 | in Uncategorized | 2 responses
We would like to bring your attention to a special session at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Seismological Society of America (17-19 April, 2012, San Diego, California):”Earthquakes and Tsunamis at Coastal Archaeological Sites”.
SSA 2012 Special Session: Macroseismic Effects in Recent and Ancient Earthquakes and their Relationship to Ground Motion Parameters| in Uncategorized
We would like to bring your attention to a special session at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Seismological Society of America (17-19 April, 2012, San Diego, California): “Macroseismic Effects in Recent and Ancient Earthquakes and their Relationship to Ground Motion Parameters”. more
Program of the 2nd INQUA-IGCP 567 Corinth Workshop2011-09-13 | in Uncategorized
The program of the upcoming 2nd INQUA – IGCP 567 International Workshop on Active Tectonics, Earthquake Geology, Archaeology and Engineering just released! Have a go!
19-24 September 2011 Corinth, Greece
3rd Workshop on Paleoseismology and Archaeoseismology in Mexico2011-07-19 | in paleoseismicity.org, Uncategorized | one response
we announce here that the 3rd INQUA-IGCP 567 international workshop will take place in Morelia, Mexico in November 2012. After Baelo Claudia 2009 in Spain and Corinth 2011 we move for the first time across plate boundaries into the new world. On 19th November 1912 at 07:18 h took place the Acambay Earthquake (Mexico), close to Mexico DF. This is the main reason to celebrate the workshop in Mexico, the commemoration of 100 years since this historical event. The Opening ceremony of the workshop will be held at the City of Acambay with the support of the local authorities.
A small tsunami in England on 29 June, 20112011-06-30 | in Uncategorized
Yesterday, British media reported on a small tsunami that hit southwestern England at 10.15 BST. Wave heights reached around 30 cm in some bays but didn’t cause damages, BBC reports. Scientists from Plymouth University claimed an offshore landslide responsible for the rare phenomenon. The waves were seen in Cornawall, Devon and Hampshire. more
Earthquake series hits Christchurch, NZ, causing liquefaction, landslides2011-06-13 | in Uncategorized
On Monday, 13 June, Christchurch was again rocked by earthquakes that caused damages and left people injured. Three significant events happened within two hours. At 1:00 UTC a mb5.0 event occured, followed by a Mw6.0 at 2:20 UTC and a M4.6 at 2:40 UTC. The strongest event caused instrumental intensities of up to VII close to the city. Update: Geonet reports a magnitude of 6.3. more