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  Information - TS4.4 3000 years of earthquake ground effects reports in Europe: geological analysis of active faults and benefits for hazard assessment

Event Information
Paleoseismological analyses have the potential of
bridging the gap between A) historical and instrumental information on past
earthquakes and B) the geological study of active tectonic structures. In
particular, the increasing attention that has been paid in the last decade
to the coseismic effects on the natural environment is beginning to provide
a solid base of empirical data to the estimates of
source parameters of strong earthquakes based on geological observations.

The recently introduced INQUA scale of macroseismic intensity,
for instance, clearly shows how the systematic study
of earthquake surface faulting, coseismic
liquefaction, tsunami deposits and other primary and secondary ground
effects can be integrated with "traditional" seismological and tectonic
information to provide a better understanding of the seismicity level of
an area, and the associated hazards.

We solicit presentations focusing on
earthquake geological effects, and especially those taking advantage from
the extraordinary wealth of historical information available in Europe and
surrounding areas. The session is intended to bring together researchers
with a marked multidisciplinary approach, including paleoseismology,
seismotectonics, structural geology, geomorphology, historical seismicity,
and seismic hazards. The focus is on Europe and the Mediterranean Region,
but contributions from other seismically active regions of the world are
very much welcome.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Paolo Galli, Servizio Sismico Nazionale, Roma, Italy
Franck Audemard, FUNVISIS, Caracas, Venezuela
Takashi Azuma, Active Fault Research Center, Tsukuba, Japan

INQUA, Subcommission on Paleoseismicity

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