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Latest publications on paleoseismology and related fields

A couple of new papers on paleoseismology and related fields have recently been published. They deal with active tectonics in China, coseismic uplift in Japan, seismites in Canada, turbidite and lake sediment paleoseismology, earthquake environmental effects in Greece, paleotsunami deposits in India, an earthquake and tsunami in 1531 in Lisbon, tsunamites in Malta, tectonic geomorphology, scaling relationships in the Med,  and the 2013 Balochistan earthquake and subsequent tsunami. If you miss recent studies here, drop us a mail.

  • Rao, G., Lin, A., Yan, B., Jia, D., & Wu, X. (2014). Tectonic activity and structural features of active intracontinental normal faults in the Weihe Graben, central China. Tectonophysics.
  • Shikakura, Y. (2014). Marine terraces caused by fast steady uplift and small coseismic uplift and the time-predictable model: Case of Kikai Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 404, 232-237.
  • Doughty, M., Eyles, N., Eyles, C. H., Wallace, K., & Boyce, J. I. (2014). Lake sediments as natural seismographs: Earthquake-related deformations (seismites) in central Canadian lakes. Sedimentary Geology.
  • Kiratzi, A., Roumelioti, Z., Chatzipetros, A., & Papathanassiou, G. (2015). Simulation of Off-Fault Surface Effects from Historical Earthquakes: The Case of the City of Thessaloniki (Northern Greece). In Engineering Geology for Society and Territory-Volume 5 (pp. 957-963). Springer International Publishing.
  • Prizomwala, S. P., Gandhi, D., Ukey, V. M., Bhatt, N., & Rastogi, B. K. Coastal boulders as evidences of high-energy marine events from Diu Island, west coast of India: storm or palaeotsunami?. Natural Hazards, 1-17.
  • Heidarzadeh, M., & Satake, K. (2014). Possible sources of the tsunami observed in the northwestern Indian Ocean following the 2013 September 24 Mw 7.7 Pakistan inland earthquake. Geophysical Journal International, 199(2), 752-766.
  • Mottershead, D., Bray, M., Soar, P., & Farres, P. J. (2014). Extreme wave events in the central Mediterranean: Geomorphic evidence of tsunami on the Maltese Islands. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, 58(1).
  • Avsar, U., Hubert-Ferrari, A., De Batist, M., Lepoint, G., Schmidt, S., & Fagel, N. (2014). Seismically-triggered organic-rich layers in recent sediments from Göllüköy Lake (North Anatolian Fault, Turkey). Quaternary Science Reviews 103, 67-80.
  • Boulton, S. J., Stokes, M., & Mather, A. E. (2014). Transient fluvial incision as an indicator of active faulting and Plio-Quaternary uplift of the Moroccan High Atlas. Tectonophysics.
  • Cannon, J. M., & Murphy, M. A. (2014). Active lower crustal deformation and Himalayan seismic hazard revealed by stream channels and regional geology. Tectonophysics.
  • Konstantinou, K. I. (2014). Moment Magnitude–Rupture Area Scaling and Stress‐Drop Variations for Earthquakes in the Mediterranean Region. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.
  • Baptista, M. A., Miranda, J. M., & Batlló, J. (2014). The 1531 Lisbon Earthquake: A Tsunami in the Tagus Estuary?. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.

In 2013, Sumner et al. published a paper on turbidite paleoseismology at the Central Sumatra margin. They concluded that not all large earthquakes produce turbidites suitable for paleo-earthquake reconstruction because they found that the turbidites in their study area do not fit the well-known record of major quakes. Now, Goldfinger et al. (2014) question their results, basically stating that the Sumatra margin was undersampled:

  • Sumner, E. J., Siti, M. I., McNeill, L. C., Talling, P. J., Henstock, T. J., Wynn, R. B., … & Permana, H. (2013). Can turbidites be used to reconstruct a paleoearthquake record for the central Sumatran margin?. Geology, 41(7), 763-766.
  • Goldfinger, C., Patton, J. R., Van Daele, M., Moernaut, J., Nelson, C. H., de Batist, M., & Morey, A. E. (2014). Can turbidites be used to reconstruct a paleoearthquake record for the central Sumatran margin?: COMMENT. Geology, 42(9), e344-e344.
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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Jena University. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and looks for ancient earthquakes.

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