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Journey to the Roof of the World: how fast does the Pamir Frontal Thrust move?

Ben Johnson, a PhD student from the University of Oxford, describes his experiences from fieldwork over the summer of 2021. Read on to find out more about the Alai valley, glacial histories, and shortening across the northern margin of the Pamir.

The Pamir and Tien Shan are colliding along the Alai valley as part of the wider India-Eurasia continental collision. The Pamir are moving northwards along the Pamir Frontal Thrust (PFT), closing the valley. The rate of shortening across the PFT is contested, with short-term geodetic rates from GPS giving faster rates from those measured from palaeoseismology.
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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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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)