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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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The COMET Central Asia Fault Database: Progress Report

The COMET Central Asia Fault Database integrates decades of fault mapping and field-studies by researchers from the UK NERC Centre for Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET), and global collaborators.

Central Asia is home to one of the world’s great mountain ranges–the Tien Shan–which is formed by vigorous crustal convergence across a multitude of tectonic faults. Here we describe the motivation to assemble the database and the choices that we have made in its structure, which are based on utility, necessity, and limitations in available information. We are working towards a full public release of the dataset, so keep an eye out!

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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)

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Video: Talk by Ray Weldon on “How better geology can improve seismic hazard estimates in Kyrgyzstan”

On 22 Feb, 2021, Ray Weldon (University of Oregon) opened our public lecture series on the tectonics of Central Asia. More than 100 participants from all over the world tuned in. From now on, we will have a public lecture every two months. In case you missed Ray’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 Ray Weldon & Kanatbek Abdrakhmatov on 22 Feb 2021: How better geology can improve seismic hazard estimates in Kyrgyzstan

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. Ray Weldon from University of Oregon will talk about How better geology can improve seismic hazard estimates in Kyrgyzstan. 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: 820815).

Date: 22 February, 2021

Time: 3 pm GMT (3 pm London; 4 pm Berlin & Paris; 11 pm Beijing; 7 am San Francisco)