First paper on the earthquake environmental effects of the 2014 Cephalonia (Greece) M6.0 quakes

On 26 January and 3 February, 2014, two strong and shallow strike-slip earthquakes of magnitude 6+ occured beneath the island of Cephalonia in Western Greece. Both events caused intense damage to buildings and infrastructure. A team of Greek geologists mapped earthquake environmental effects (EEE) such as liquefaction, road failures, rock falls, small/medium size landslides and stonewall failures. The results are now published in a paper in Tectonophysics.

Valkaniotis, S., Ganas, A., Papathanassiou, G., & Papanikolaou, M. (2014). Field observations of geological effects triggered by the January-February 2014 Cephalonia (Ionian Sea, Greece) earthquakes. Tectonophysics.
Supplementary data (KMZ) here.
More photos of the earthquake effects can be found here.
An earlier preliminary report can be downloaded here and is also availabe via ibooks. Android users may be interested in downloading the free Earthquake Geo Survey App for mapping EEEs.


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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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