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    New papers on paleoseismology, active tectonics, and archaeoseismology (Aug 2022)

    Today we have a number of articles on fault physics and some papers that use novel or unconventional ways to address large earthquakes and their proxies. Enjoy reading!

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  • Insights into sediment flow processes can help to better understand the feasibility of turbidite as an earthquake indicator in a specific subaqueous environment

    We investigated homogeneous muds, turbidites, and debrites that were preserved in a 457-m deep ICDP drilling (220-0 ka) from the Dead Sea depocenter. Based on previous flash flood measuring, surface plume monitoring, and sediment traps monitoring in the lake center, we link homogeneous muds in the deep core to overflows, and link turbidites and debrites to underflows. The study bridges the gap between our understanding of modern sediment density flow processes and deposits preserved in a long-term geological record in the Dead Sea, a tectonically active subaqueous environment (Dead Sea rift zone).

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  • New papers on paleoseismology, active tectonics, and archaeoseismology (July 2022)

    This time I found a lot of studies on tsunamis, including a whole book on tsunamis that affected the Iberian Peninsula. Then there’s classical paleoseismology of course and tectonic geomorphology, but also some discussion on science communication and news about earthquakes in the European Alps. Enjoy reading!

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  • Inqua Rome 2023 congress: abstract submission is open!

    The XXI Inqua congress will take place in Rome in July 2023. Don’t forget to submit your abstract, deadline is November 1st, 2022! Submit your abstract here

    Below are some highlights on sessions centered on earthquakes, active faulting and tectonic stuff, but remember to check the full list – 209 proposed sessions!

    Keep on reading!
  • New papers on paleoseismology, active tectonics, and archaeoseismology (June 2022)

    As Francesca has reported in her latest post, a lot of trenching is currently going on all around the world. Here you can read about previous trenching results that have now made it through review. Enjoy reading and have a great field season!

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  • Trenching season is ongoing!

    Following an un-systematic post-dinner doomscrolling I’m happy to declare May 2022 as the trenchiest month ever. Here’s some exhibits:

    Safety first; if cozy and comfy it’s better.

    The award goes to Stéphane Baize (@Stef_EQ_Geology) and their trenches along the Cévennes fault: look at the details in the photo… like “paleo” engraved in the wooden frame to prevent collapse of the trench wall. And what about the tent? 10/10 professional style.

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    Landscape photography award

    The winner is Colca Canyon in Southern Peru, take a look at the pictures by Anderson Palomino (@AndersonRPT1) and Carlos Benavente (@clbenavente)

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    Best flower structure award

    No doubts here, easy win for Ian Pierce (@neotectonic) and their trenches in Azerbaijan. Follow him for stunning field photos and videos.

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    Mud club

    Mention goes to Jade Humprey (@ForFaultsSake).

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    The tricks of the trade.

    Learn them from Jonathan Obrist-Farner (@guateologist) uncovering the mysteries of the 1976 Motagua rupture in Guatemala

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    Category “You don’t need a trench to find good stratigraphy”.

    Prize goes to Gabriel Easton Vargas (@geastonvargas) and paleotsunami research in semiarid Chile

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    Category “Let’s the student do the work”.

    Terrific exhibit by Shreya Arora (@shryaarora) trenching in the Himalaya region

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    Never without a nijiri gama.

    Award is won by Sambit Prasanajit (@SPrasanajit) and their sites in S. Korea

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    Fancy fence

    The winner is PhD student Argelia Silva Fragoso (@Argy_sf) from Insubria university, digging trenches in Central Italy

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    Sorry if I missed someone, I wish you all a safe and fruitful field season!

  • New papers on paleoseismology, active tectonics, and archaeoseismology (May 2022)

    Our paper list is full of classic paleoseismic trenching studies from all over the world – fascinating to see how quickly the number of trenches is rising. We also have papers on tools & methodology, and on earthquake proxies that open new possibilities to study past large events. Don’t miss Ferrario et al. who compiled 15 years of research on earthquake environmental effects!

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    New papers on paleoseismology, active tectonics, and archaeoseismology (April 2022)

    Another month has passed, new studies on earthquakes and active tectonics have been published. Enjoy reading!
    By the way: Registration for the PATA Days in France is now open, but you’ll have to hurry: https://patadays-2022.sciencesconf.org/

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  • Paleoseismology & the new Hungarian NPP Paks II

    Hungary plans to build a new nuclear power plant (NPP) at the banks of the Danube near Paks, where another NPP is already running for several decades. An interesting story is currently unfolding around the geological site conditions, and this story includes paleoseismology. In short, the Austrians and external experts argue the planned NPP Paks II will sit on a capable fault, while the Hungarians say there is a fault, but it can’t rupture the surface. Actually, it’s a bit more complicated…

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  • PATA Days 2022 in France: 2nd circular

    Here is the 2nd circular for the PATA Days in Southern France, September 2022.
    First important deadline: 30 April for submitting the short abstract (300 words).
    For more information visit http://patadays-2022.sciencesconf.org