The World Geological Council (WGC) decided to “sell” earthquakes for charity. Similar to the names of low-pressure areas and high-pressure areas that you can buy from the meteorological agencies, everyone can now apply for buying the name of an earthquake as a gift to friends or relatives. The decision on the application is made by a control board of the WGC, the procedure will be managed by the USGS. The website BUY-AN-EARTHQUAKE.com will go online during the next weeks. All proceeds from this will be given for charity to help earthquake victims. Since the earthquake magnitude scale is logarithmic, rates will increase with increasing magnitude as well.
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Buy an earthquake for charity2011-04-01 | in Uncategorized | one response
IGCP567: “Modern Problems of Geodynamics and Geoecology of Intracontinental Orogens” Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 19-24 June 20112011-03-02 | in Uncategorized
In the framework of IGCP567, Dr. Andrey Korjenkov is convening a special IGCP567 session and field trip on Earthquake Archaeology and Palaeoseismology in Central Asia.
All information on the international symposium can be found in the first circular (and registration form).
If you are interested to contribute to this session and/or participate to the field trip, please contact Dr. Korjenkov (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. The final deadline is 15 March.
Where on Google Earth? WoGE #2712011-02-28 | in Uncategorized | 6 responses
I have won my first WoGE on Friday, Florian had a great image of the Okavango delta in Botswana. So I have the great pleasure to host the actual quiz. The rules are simple: Find out the position of the image placed below (provide coordinates) and give a short description of the geological features in the comments. The first to find out has the honor to host the next quiz on his (geo-) blog. I do not invoke the “Schott rule” since I chose to show only a small detail of the subject of interest. This means: Let the games begin! more
Oxford University Press Book Sale2011-02-01 | in Uncategorized
Oxford University Press is currently selling selected books with up to 75% off. The promotion covers dozens of books, among them titles on Archeology, GIS and Geography.
Most titles are related to human sciences, but there might be something interesting for paleoseismologists and earthquake geologists, too. more
Job Openings: Five research geologists, tectonics for USGS Alaska2011-01-27 | in Uncategorized
The Alaska Science Center is advertising five new permanent research geologist positions. Applications are open between December 1, 2010 and February 15, 2011, and that selection will occur during late spring of 2011. More information on their homepage, including the following announcement:
“This hiring initiative inaugurates a team approach to geologic research in Alaska (Photo gallery). The five positions will together make up a working group that will respond to the USGS’ ongoing need for research in framework geology of the 49th state. Project work is expected to support a broad range of research topics related to crustal evolution and surficial processes. We expect projects will involve collaboration with researchers from other USGS offices, federal agencies, state agencies, and academia.
IWAGPR2011 Deadline extended to 28 February| in Uncategorized
The deadline of the International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR) to be held in Aachen, June 2011 has been extended to 28 February:
Due to many requests for extension, we have extended the deadline for submitting an extended abstract (camera ready paper, 4-6 pages) for IWAGPR2011 to February 28, 2011.
Happy holidays and a happy 2011!2010-12-25 | in Uncategorized
Paleoseismicity.org wishes you happy holidays and a happy new year! Be aware of snow avalanches and don’t get stuck in the winter traffic!
We are looking forward to seeing you in warm and sunny Corinth.
EGU2011 Vienna2010-11-10 | in Uncategorized
The EGU General Assembly 2011 will take place in Vienna from April, 3 – 8. Deadline for financial support is December, 3. Young scientist can apply for support to attend the meeting, see here for details. Abstract submission is possible online until January, 10. Please note that due to the increasing number of no-shows in the last meetings the EGU committee decided to introduce an abstract submission fee of 40€! In exchange, the registration is 40€ cheaper. Pre-registration will be possible until February, 28. more