Project

Characterization of slope failures in lakes as a tool for quantitative paleoseismology in South-Central Chile

Duration
01 January 2012 → 31 December 2014
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
Keywords
limnogeology paleoseismology landslides Chile slope failure
 
Project description

This project will generate quantitative paleo-earthquake information for South-Central Chile. We reconstruct the temporal evolution of slope stability of sedimentary sequences in several Chilean lakes.

This allows us to reveal the strength of paleo-earthquake shaking which made these sequences collapse. For this, a bathymetric and geotechnical study is executed in collaboration with ETH Zürich and MARUM Bremen.