Special Issue in Annals of Geophysics – Earthquake geology: science, society and critical facilities (open access)

The latest issue of Annals of Geophysics is devoted to Earthquake geology: science, society and critical facilities. Vol 56 (6) is a Special Volume, and I am proud to say it’s our volume! Finally, 14 papers are included in this issue, most of them authored by early career researchers (ECRs). The papers are based on work presented at the 2nd INQUA meeting on Active Tectonics, Earthquake Geology, Archaeology and Engineering in Corinth, Greece, 2011. The issue was edited by Christoph Grützner, Salvatore Barba, Ioannis Papanikolaou and Raul Pérez-López and all papers are open access! All manuscripts deal with earthquake research in the broader Africa-Europe collision zone:

Geographical distribution of the work included in the Special Volume.

The studies focus on paleoseismology, active tectonics, tectonic geomorphology and macroseismic intensity scales (ESI 2007, EMS 98).


This volume is dedicated to the memory of the Associate Professor Ioannis Fountoulis (1954-2013) who passed away too early. Prof. Fountoulis was a structural geologist, member of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, working since the 80s in Neotectonics. He participated in several INQUA meetings and workshops, including the Corinth 2011. He contributed in 3 separate papers within this volume, but sadly passed
away before its publication.

We wish to thank Anna Grazia Chiodetti, Francesco Caprara and the staff of Annals of Geophysics for their efforts to make this volume possible. Furthermore, a big Thank You and ευχαριστώ πολύ to all participants of the 2nd INQUA workshop in Corinth!

Enjoy reading!

Christoph, Salvatore, Ioannis & Raúl


PS: By the way, you can download the Corinth2011 abstracts volume with dozens of reviewed extended abstracts (short papers up to 4 pages) for free here (PDF, 150 mb): http://ees.kuleuven.be/igcp567/images/Corinth2011-abstractvolume.pdf.

Just to illustrate that science is not only hard work, but also can be fun:


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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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