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  Information - TS4.3 Earthquake Geology (co-listed in NH)

Event Information
Earthquake is a complex natural phenomenon that can be examined from many
view points. Earthquake Geology that includes many different disciplines
certainly represents a crucial methodological approach for seismic hazard
assessment analyses. Indeed, in contrast to seismology, geological
disciplines have the possibility to investigate a much wider time window and
especially to observe the cumulative effects of past earthquakes. Indeed,
linear and areal "morphogenic earthquakes" leave on the surface permanent
features that geologists can measure even after many years. For example,
crucial information can be obtained even from regions at present not
characterised by instrumental and historical seismicity but that generated
and will generate in the future, destructive events. Geological approaches
to investigate past earthquake is also fundamental to infer maximum expected
magnitudes, return periods, mean slip-rates, etc. In this session, research
papers mainly based on morphotectonic and palaeoseismological
investigations, as well as structural geology, remote sensing and
seismotectonic analyses are invited to contribute in improving our knowledge
on seismically active regions worldwide. Papers dealing with new
methodological approaches especially if multidisciplinary are welcome. We
hope in a cross-disciplinary, international approach, and it is therefore
timely to bring together a broad range of expertise to discuss on the many
different aspects of Earthquake Geology and the problem of Seismic Hazard
Assessment based on geological data.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
G. Valensise (INGV, Rome, Italy)
title: "The contribution of broader geological information in modern seismic hazard analyses"


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