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New paper: Slip-Rate of the Main Kopeh Dagh Fault and active tectonics of the South Caspian

The South Caspian Basin (SCB) is an aseismic block that moves independently to its surroundings. Together with the Arabia-Eurasia collision, it controls the active tectonics of Turkmenistan. The directions, rates, and rotation poles of the SCB relative to Iran and Eurasia are not well resolved. In a new paper recently published in TECTONICS, we constrain the motion of the SCB by measuring the slip rate of the Main Kopeh Dagh Fault (MKDF) in Turkmenistan. Here’s what we found:

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Video: Talk by Richard Walker about the Main Kopeh Dagh Fault

On 25 October, 2021, Richard Walker from the University of Oxford gave the fourth talk of our lecture series on the tectonics of Central Asia. The topic was “Active Faulting, earthquakes, and geomorphology of the Main Kopeh Dagh Fault, Turkmenistan. The talk was presented on 2021-10-25.” . In case you missed Richard’s presentation, here’s the video.

Watch this space for future talks, always on the last Monday of every second month, and follow us on Twitter for updates: https://twitter.com/QuakesCentAsia

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Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) based surveying improved with Teokit dGPS system for DJI Phantom 4 Pro v2.0

In this blog post, Ian Pierce reflects on some of the innovations in aerial survey introduced during his recent fieldwork in the Kyrgyz Tien Shan.

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COMET Webinar by Ruth Amey : “Using Satellites to Inform Seismic Hazard and Risk Estimates in Central Asia”

A very interesting webinar will be held on Wednesday, 20th October, 4pm UK / 5pm CEST / 8am PDT in the COMET Webinar series. Ruth Amey from the University of Leeds will talk about the use of satellite technology for seismic hazard studies in Central Asia. The webinar is free, but requires registration here.

Also check out the earlier talks in the COMET webinar series here: https://comet.nerc.ac.uk/!

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Online Webinar by Kathryn Fitzsimmons on 25 Oct, 2021: What goes on between the mountains and the deserts?

In the framework of our NATO-funded project SPS G5690 – “Earthquake Hazard and Environmental Security in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan” we will run an ~1 hr online webinar. Kathryn Fitzsimmons from the University of Tübingen will talk about What goes on between the mountains and the deserts? A sedimentary view of past environments along the Tien Shan piedmont. The webinar is open for everyone interested and will be held via zoom (https://uni-jena-de.zoom.us/j/8941887790 Meeting-ID: 894 188 7790; Password: EQAsia).

Date: 25 October, 2021

Time: 3 pm UK time (3 pm London; 4 pm Berlin & Paris; 10 pm Beijing; 7 am San Francisco)

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New paper on the seismic hazard in Almaty by Amey et al.

Our team has published a new paper on the seismic hazard in the Almaty region, Kazakhstan. We use high resolution satellite imagery to map faults around Almaty, Kazakhstan, and then use GEM’s OpenQuake to calculate shaking, damage and losses to the city from earthquake scenarios. Here’s what we found.

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Video: Talk by Marc Jolivet about the Mesozoic and Cenozoic evolution of the Tien Shan

On 28 June, 2021, Marc Jolivet from Geosciences Rennes gave the third talk of our lecture series on the tectonics of Central Asia. The topic was The Mesozoic and Cenozoic tectonic, topographic, and climate evolution of the Tian Shan region: an insight from geomorphology and sediment analysis. In case you missed Marc’s presentation, here’s the video.

Watch this space for future talks, always on the last Monday of every second month, and follow us on Twitter for updates: https://twitter.com/QuakesCentAsia

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Online Webinar by Marc Jolivet on 28 June, 2021: The Mesozoic and Cenozoic tectonic, topographic, and climate evolution of the Tian Shan region: an insight from geomorphology and sediment analysis.

In the framework of our NATO-funded project SPS G5690 – “Earthquake Hazard and Environmental Security in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan” we will run an ~1 hr online webinar. Marc Jolivet from Geosciences Rennes will talk about The Mesozoic and Cenozoic tectonic, topographic, and climate evolution of the Tian Shan region: an insight from geomorphology and sediment analysis. The webinar is open for everyone interested and will be held via zoom (https://uni-jena-de.zoom.us/j/8941887790 Meeting-ID: 894 188 7790; Password: EQAsia).

Date: 28 June, 2021

Time: 3 pm UK time (3 pm London; 4 pm Berlin & Paris; 10 pm Beijing; 7 am San Francisco)

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Video: Talk by Sabrina Metzger on “Recent kinematics of the Greater Pamir based on GNSS and InSAR data”

On 26 April, 2021, Sabrina Metzger (GFZ Potsdam) gave the second talk of our lecture series on the tectonics of Central Asia. In case you missed Sabrina’s presentation, here’s the video.

Watch this space for future talks, always on the last Monday of every second month, and follow us on Twitter for updates: https://twitter.com/QuakesCentAsia

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Online webinar by Sabrina Metzger on 26 April, 2021: Recent kinematics of the Greater Pamir based on GNSS and InSAR data

In the framework of our NATO-funded project SPS G5690 – “Earthquake Hazard and Environmental Security in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan” we will run an ~1 hr online webinar. Sabrina Metzger from GFZ Potsdam, Division of Lithosphere Dynamics, will talk about Recent kinematics of the Greater Pamir based on GNSS and InSAR data. The webinar is open for everyone interested and will be held via zoom (https://uni-jena-de.zoom.us/j/8941887790 Meeting-ID: 894 188 7790; Password: EQAsia).

Date: 26 April, 2021

Time: 3 pm UK time (3 pm London; 4 pm Berlin & Paris; 10 pm Beijing; 7 am San Francisco)