Decoding and calibrating the "lacustrine seismometer": towards a better understanding of the recurrence pattern of megathrust earthquakes along subduction zones

01 January 2012 → 31 December 2017
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
Alaska lakes earthquake paleoseismicity Sumatra sedimentology Chile
Project description

In this project, we will provide new insights in average recurrence time,

recurrence pattern and recurrence mode of large megathrust earthquakes at

subduction zones by means of a paleoseismological study utilizing a large

series of sediment cores from lakes in three key regions: i.e. Chile, Sumatra

and Alaska.