Special Issue: Active Faults in Iberia (Journal of Iberian Geology)

The Journal of Iberian Geology has now published a Special Issue “Active Faults in Iberia“, with J.J. Martínez-Diaz, E. Masana, and M.A. Rodríguez-Pascua as guest editors: J Iber Geol, 38 (1), 201. This volume comprises a great collection of new data on active faults, paleoseismology, intraplate earthquakes, and seismic hazard. One article also introduces the Quaternary Active Faults Database of Iberia. And the best thing is – all articles are open access and available for download!

The Strait of Gibraltar seen from the Sierra San Bartolome near Tarifa, Spain. The beautiful mountain in the background is Morocco's Jebel Musa.

Many thanks to Hector Perea for letting me know about the special volume!


  • Preface: Active faults in Iberia, J.J. Martínez-Diaz, E. Masana, M.A. Rodríguez-Pascua PDF
  • Active Tectonics of the Pyrenees: A review, P. Lacan, M. Ortuño PDF
  • An active zone characterized by slow normal faults, the northwestern margin of the València trough (NE Iberia): a review, H. Perea, E. Masana, P. Santanach PDF
  • Seismicity and potencially active faults in the Northwest and Central-West Iberian Peninsula, F. Martín-González, L. Antón, J.M. Insua, G. De Vicente, J.J. Martínez-Díaz, A. Muñoz-Martín, N. Heredia, A. Olaiz PDF
  • Neotectonics of mainland Portugal: state of the art and future perspectives, J. Cabral PDF
  • Contribution of active faults in the intraplate area of Iberia to seismic hazard: The Alentejo-Plasencia Fault, P. Villamor, R. Capote, M.W. Stirling, M. Tsige, K.R. Berryman, J.J. Martínez-Díaz, F. Martín-González PDF
  • Recent tectonic model for the Upper Tagus Basin (central Spain), J.L. Giner-Robles, R. Pérez-López,  P.G. Silva, A. Jiménez-Díaz, M.A. Rodríguez-Pascua PDF
  • Active extensional faults in the central-eastern Iberian Chain, Spain, J.L. Simón, L.E. Arlegui, P. Lafuente, C.L. Liesa PDF
  • A review on Quaternary tectonic and nontectonic faults in the central sector of the Iberian Chain, NE Spain, F. Gutiérrez, F.J. Gracia, M. Gutiérrez, P. Lucha, J. Guerrero, D. Carbonel, J.P. Galve PDF
  • Recent and active tectonics in the western part of the Betic Cordillera, A. Ruiz-Constán, A. Pedrera, J. Galindo-Zaldivar, D. Stich, J. Morales PDF
  • Active tectonics in the Malaga Basin: evidences from morphotectonic markers (Western Betic Cordillera, Spain), J.M. Insua-Arévalo, J.J. Martínez-Díaz, J. García-Mayordomo, F. Martín-González PDF
  • Recent and active faults and folds in the central-eastern Internal Zones of the Betic Cordillera, A. Pedrera, J. Galindo-Zaldívar, C. Marín-Lechado, F.J. García-Tortosa, P. Ruano, A.C. López Garrido, J.M. Azañón,  J.A. Peláez, and F. Giaconia PDF
  • Main active faults in the Granada and Guadix-Baza Basins (Betic Cordillera), C. Sanz de Galdeano, F.J. García-Tortosa, J.A. Peláez, P. Alfaro, J.M. Azañón, J. Galindo- Zaldívar, C. López Casado,A.C. López Garrido, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, P. Ruano PDF
  • Active tectonics in the central and eastern Betic Cordillera through morphotectonic analysis: the case of Sierra Nevada and Sierra Alhamilla, J. M. Azañón, J. V. Pérez-Peña, F. Giaconia, G. Booth-Rea, J. M. Martínez-Martínez PDF
  • Paleoseismic and geomorphologic evidence of recent tectonic activity of the Pozohondo Fault (Betic Cordillera, SE Spain), M.A. Rodríguez-Pascua, R. Pérez-López, V.H. Garduño-Monroy, J.L. Giner-Robles, P.G. Silva, M.A. Perucha-Atienza, V.M. Hernández-Madrigal, J. Bischoff PDF
  • Active tectonics of the Alhama de Murcia fault, Betic Cordillera, Spain, J.J. Martínez-Díaz, E. Masana, M. Ortuño PDF
  • The Bajo Segura Fault Zone: Active blind thrusting in the Eastern Betic Cordillera (SE Spain), P. Alfaro, R. Bartolomé, M.J. Borque, A. Estévez, J. García-Mayordomo, F.J. García-Tortosa, A. Gil, E. Gràcia,C. Lo Iacono, H. Perea PDF
  • The Quaternary Active Faults Database of Iberia (QAFI v.2.0), J. García-Mayordomo, J.M. Insua-Arévalo, J.J. Martínez-Díaz, A. Jiménez-Díaz,   R. Martín-Banda, S. Martín-Alfageme, J.A. Álvarez-Gómez, M. Rodríguez-Peces, R. Pérez-López, M.A. Rodríguez-Pascua, E. Masana, H. Perea, F. Martín-González, J. Giner-Robles, E.S. Nemser, J. Cabral, and QAFI Compilers PDF


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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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