In case you need a good read for your summer holidays, here are the latest papers on paleoseismology and related fields. Today including a IAEA TecDoc about paleoseismology, an early paper on the Gorkha quake, coral paleoseismology, some tectonic geomorphology in Spain, clastic dykes, and tectonic uplift of an island in Chile. Enjoy!
Brandes, C., Steffen, H., Steffen, R., & Wu, P. (2015). Intraplate seismicity in northern Central Europe is induced by the last glaciation. Geology, G36710-1.
Goda, K., Kiyota, T., Pokhrel, R., Chiaro, G., Katagiri, T., Sharma, K., & Wilkinson, S. (2015). The 2015 Gorkha Nepal Earthquake: Insights from Earthquake Damage Survey. Name: Frontiers in Built Environment, 1(8).
Lunina, O. V., & Gladkov, A. S. (2015). Seismically induced clastic dikes as a potential approach for the estimation of the lower-bound magnitude/intensity of paleoearthquakes. Engineering Geology.
Meltzner, A. J., Sieh, K., Chiang, H. W., Wu, C. C., Tsang, L. L., Shen, C. C., … & Briggs, R. W. (2015). Time-varying interseismic strain rates and similar seismic ruptures on the Nias–Simeulue patch of the Sunda megathrust. Quaternary Science Reviews, 122, 258-281.
- Wesson, R. L., Melnick, D., Cisternas, M., Moreno, M., & Ely, L. L. (2015). Vertical deformation through a complete seismic cycle at Isla Santa María, Chile. Nature Geoscience, doi: 10.1038/NGEO2468
Ferrater, M., Booth-Rea, G., Peña, J. V. P., Azañón, J. M., Giaconia, F., & Masana, E. (2015). From extension to transpression: Quaternary reorganization of an extensional-related drainage network by the Alhama de Murcia strike-slip fault (eastern Betics). Tectonophysics.
Azañón, J. M., Galve, J. P., Pérez-Peña, J. V., Giaconia, F., Carvajal, R., Booth-Rea, G., … & Roldán, F. J. (2015). Relief and drainage evolution during the exhumation of the Sierra Nevada (SE Spain): Is denudation keeping pace with uplift?. Tectonophysics.
- IAEA (2015). The Contribution of Palaeoseismology to Seismic Hazard Assessment in Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna. IAEA-TECDOC series, ISSN 1011–4289, no. 1767; ISBN 978–92–0–105415–9.
Lin, A., Sano, M., Yan, B., & Wang, M. (2015). Co-seismic surface ruptures produced by the 2014 M w 6.2 Nagano earthquake, along the Itoigawa–Shizuoka Tectonic Line, central Japan. Tectonophysics.
Paleoseismology of Utah
Apart from these papers you should check out the Paleoseismology of Utah Series, which now contains 23 publications on trenching and paleo-earthquake studies in Utah. It’s THE source of information for seismic hazard assessments, and due to the huge amount of work done there also a great dataset for comparative studies. Thanks to Bill Lund for the link.
Carlos Costa | 2015-07-01|17:08 (UTC)
Not sure if it was alrady posted, but this paper “Geologic and structural controls on rupture zone fabric: A fieldbased study of the 2010 Mw 7.2 El Mayor–Cucapah earthquake surface rupture” by Terán&others in Geosphere (11) 4, doi:10.1130/GES01078.1 contains a bunch of field data related to surface ruptures , nicely described and organized.
Christoph Grützner | 2015-07-02|13:11 (UTC)