The Christchurch earthquake was the main topic of the Geoblogosphere this week. A great analysis on the effects was provided by Dave Petley in his Landslide Blog. Highly Allochthonous reasoned on seismic lensing, Ontario Geofish posted a lot on building security, and countless news sites came up with photos and reports. Frank Taylor, who hosted the GoogleEarthBlog before he left for a sailing trip around the world, was in Christchurch next to the Cathedral when the quake happened. On his Tahina Expedition website he reports on his experiences.
Several interesting papers were published in the latest issue of the Journal of the Geological Society of London. Back et al. dealed with great 3D seismic geomorphology and sedimentology of the Chalk Group in the southern Danish North Sea. Davies et al. wrote on the Probabilistic longevity estimate for the LUSI mud volcano, East Java, and the Geological offsets and age constraints along the northern Dead Sea fault, Syria is subject of intense discussion.
The deadline for the EGU early bird registration is approaching (28 February). Meanwhile the session program is online and it’s time to create your personal schedule. Don’t miss the paleoseismological topics like
- SM2.1/GD2.12/TS8.6 New developements and Results on Seismotectonics
- GM5.1/TS4.9 Tectonic Geomorphology and Landscape Evolution
- GM8.4/OS3.6/SSP1.6/TS4.7 Seafloor Expression of Tectonic and Geomorphic Processes
- TS1.1 Open session: Tectonics and Structural Geology
- SM5.2/NH4.7 Time-dependent earthquake occurrence and seismic hazard: physics and statistics
- NH4.3/SM5.1 Seismic hazard evaluation, precursory phenomena and reliability of prediction
- TS6.1/G3.3/GD5.4/SM1.5 The Alpine-Himalayan convergence zone: from the Mediterranean to SE Asia
- TS2.1 Fault zone structure, mechanics and evolution in nature and laboratory
The registration is now open for the IWAGPR workshop in Aachen, Germany. If you are interested in the latest development in shallow geophysics, don’t miss this meeting.
A new paper reports evidence for post-glacial earthquakes at the coast of the Baltic Sea, Germany: Hoffmann, G. & Reicherter, K., 2011: Soft-sediment deformation of Late Pleistocene sediments along the southwestern coast of the Baltic Sea (NE Germany) . Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundschau), DOI: 10.1007/s00531-010-0633-z.
Despite the following videos of debris flows are some years old, they are still amazing:
Have a nice weekend!