Störungszonenaktivitäten in Kalifornien und Panama

Projektleiter: PD Dr. Markus Fuchs

Projektstart: 2007
Geldgeber: Max-Kade Foundation, New York, USA

Externe Partner:

  • Prof. Lewis Owen (University of Cincinnati, USA)
  • Prof. Keller (University of Santa Barbara, USA)

  • Dr. DeVecchio (University of Santa Barbara, USA)




California and Panama are well known for their active tectonics, situated in densely populated areas. To evaluate this natural hazard and to better understand the recurrence interval of some of these active fault systems, fault related sediments can be dated by luminescence dating techniques to reconstruct past fault activities. First results from Panama and California show that faulting was much more frequent and recent than formerly known.

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