Constructing a long multi-lake paleoseismic record for revealing the recurrence pattern of megathrust earthquakes in southern Alaska

01 October 2014 → 30 September 2018
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
megathrust earthquake
Project description

On March 27, 1964, a giant earthquake occured along the Alaskan-Aleutian megathrust (Mw 9.2). In order to predict the next megathrust earthquake, sediment cores from several lakes in southern Alaska will be studied, allowing the construction of a multi-lake paleoseismic record, from which an estimate of the recurrence rate of megathrust earthquakes in Alaska can be inferred.