On Tuesday March 19th, Jean-Philippe Avouac from the California Institute of Technology will visit the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment. He will present a seminar at 12h15 in room 1620 on Silent uplift, monsoonal swing and millenary quakes in the Himalaya.
The AlpArray Surface Wave, Ambient Noise and Full Waveform Inversion research group will hold its next meeting on Thursday and Friday, February 21-22 in Lyon, France. Beyond research progress reports within the group, presentations from other groups (such as the Receiver Function group) will take place, as well as discussion on joint inversion.
There were 3 earthquakes near Manipur (India), with magnitudes 4.6-4.7 each, within a 55-hour timespan and ca. 70 km distance, according to the USGS catalogue. The focal depths were between 55 and 68 km. Although this segment of the India-Burma subduction is known to be seismically active, this is a relatively rapid succession of light events.
On Monday January 14th, Laura Airaghi from the Institut des Sciences de la Terre de Paris will visit ISTE. She will present a seminar on Linking microstructures to petro-chronology in low-grade metamorphic rocks: an approach to investigate large-scale deformation mechanisms in collisional settings (eastern Tibet and Pyrenees) at 11h00 in room 2121.
Today Bjarne Almqvist from Uppsala University is visiting ISTE. In the afternoon he will present a seminar on Collisional Orogeny in the Scandinavian Caledonides (COSC) Project: Investigating mountain building through scientific drilling at the usual time and place.
The School seismology project in Nepal has recently featured in the Raspberry Shake news. You can read the full story on their website.
The whole group is contributing to the 16th Swiss Geoscience Meeting in Bern, with one poster per person, in sessions 1, 7 an 16. Check the meeting program here.
Magnitudes of differential stress in the lithosphere, especially in the crust, are still disputed. Our recent work addressing this topic with numerical modelling and geophysical data from the field has just been accepted at Geophysical Journal International:
Schmalholz SM, Duretz T, Hetényi G, Medvedev S (2019) Distribution and magnitude of stress due to lateral variation of gravitational potential energy between Indian lowland and Tibetan plateau. (weblink)