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Names & Addresses of Paleoseismologists

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John Adams Address:; National Earthquake Hazards Program, Geological Survey of Canada, 1 Observatory Crescent, Ottawa, K1A 0Y3, CANADA;
phone (613) 995-5519, fax (613) 992-8836;

Interests: Surface faulting from historical earthquakes; deglaciation earthquakes; continental interior seismicity; Cascadia subduction earthquakes; sediment deformation structures; earthquake recurrence; Canada.
Najib Abou Karaki Address:; Dept.of Geology, University of Jordan, Amman 11942 JORDAN
phone ++962 5 3516777 (home) ++ 962 6 5355000 ext. 22279 (work)
mobile ++ 962795332311

Interests: seismotectonics, historical seismicity, and paleoseismicity of the Jordan Dead Sea transform fault system.
Amotz Agnon Address:; Institute of Earth Sciences, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904, ISRAEL; Tel: 972 2 654748, Fax: 972 2 662581, Home: 2 6536273.
H. Serdar Akyuz , Department of Geology, Istanbul Technical University, Ayazaga 34469, Istanbul, TURKEY; Phone 90 212 285 6156, Fax 90 212 285 6210.

Interests: Active Tectonics, Paleoseismology (North Anatolian Fault Zone, Western Anatolian Extensional Province), Archaeoloseismology, Tectonic Geomorphology.
Mazin Al-Salim

Address : Research Seismologist, Executive Secretary - Middle East Seismological Forum (MESF)
Temporary Homepage (17 Sep 2005):

Interests: Observational Seismology, Seismic Hazard, Paleoseismology, fault mapping, disater management, risk mitigation, microearthquake and aftershock surveys.
Masdouq Al-Taj; Hashemite University, P.O. Box 150459, Zarqa 13115 Jordan
Tel: 00962-5-3826600 (office), 00962-2-7070590 (home)

Interests: The Dead Sea transform fault system, active tectonics, tectonic geomorphology, Quaternary stratigraphy.
Eid Al-Tarazi Address:; Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Hashemite University, 13115 Zarqa, JORDAN
phone: +(962)-5-3826600 (Office) +(962)-2-6350895 (home)

Interests: Historical earthquakes, seismotectonics, earthquake hazard
assessment, seismicity of Jordan Dead Sea transform fault system.
Rivka Amit Address:; Geological Survey of Israel, 30 Malkhe Israel St., Jerusalem, ISRAEL; Fax 972-2-5380688.
Sahil A Alsinawi Address: : Executive Director - Middle East Seismological Forum (MESF) ,12026 Hamden Court, Oakton,VA 22124,Tel: (703) 620 0296. URL:

Interests: Seismicity, seismotectonics, historical seismicity, seismic hazard and geodynamics of the Arabian subcontinent, with emphasis on Iraq.
Brian F. Atwater Address:; USA.

Interests: Coastal paleoseismicity; paleotsunamis; Quaternary geology.
Franck A. Audemard M. Address:; Venezuelan Foundation for
Seismological Research -FUNVISIS-, Dpt. of Earth Sciences, Neotectonic section, Prolongaci—n Calle Mara, El Llanito, Caracas 1070, VENEZUELA; Tel: 58 2 257-7672 / -5153, Fax: 58 2 2579977

Interests: Cenozoic-Quaternary Caribbean Geodynamics, Neotectonics, Microtectonics (stress tensors), Seismotectonics, Active tectonics of either coastal areas, fold-thrust belts or strike-slip settings, Earthquake geology and geomorphology, Paleoseismology, Seismic hazard assessments from both trenching and Quaternary geological data, earthquake-induced effects (liquefaction and slope instability). Field areas: Caribbean region, mainly northern South America.
Md Babar

Dr. Md Babar Department of Geology Dnyanopasak College Parbhani (M.S.) 431 401 India
phone (+91 02452) 232812, mobile: +91 9890184699

Interests: Surface faulting from historical earthquakes; neotectonics; continental interior seismicity; geomorphology; sediment deformation structures; earthquake recurrence; India.
Aykut Barka Address:, Eaurasian Earth Science Institute, Ayazaga 80626, Istabul, TURKEY; Phone 90 212 285 6299, Fax 90 212 285 6210, Home 90 212 276 9508.

Interests: Active tectonics, paleoseismology, geomorphology, modeling (Coulomb, boundary and finite element), archeoloseismology, seismology, GPS and interferometry
Uri Basson Address:; Geo-Sense E&EGC Ltd. and Dept. of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences,Tel Aviv University, P.O.Box 921 Even Yehuda, 40500 ISRAEL; Phone (972) 9 899-5531, mobile (972) 54 899-123, fax (972) 9 899-5608

Interests: Ground Penetrating Radar and high-resolution geophysical methods for paleoseismology, archeoseismology, neotectonics and paleoliquefaction. Field areas: Dead Sea Transform and other fault systems.
Olivier Bellier Address:; URA CNRS Geophysique Geodynamique Interne, Bat.509, Universite Paris-Sud, Centre Orsay F-91 405 ORSAY Cedex, FRANCE; Tel. +33 1 69 15 61 52 Fax. +33 1 60 19 14 46.

Interests: Active tectonics and paleoseismicity, active fault seismogenic behaviour (tectonics/geodetic analysis), mainly in temperate climate and tropical domains. Field Areas: Presently, Europe, SE Asia, and South America.
Manuel Berberian Address:, Najarian Associates, Suite E, One Industrial Way West, Eatontown, NJ 07724-2255, USA; Tel (732)389-0220, Fax (732)389-8546.

Interests: Surface faulting/seismic sources/macroseismic
data/morphotectonics of earthquakes.
Glenn Borchardt Address:; Soil Tectonics, P.O. Box 5335, Berkeley, CA, 94705-0335; phone (510) 654-1619, fax (530) 655-0018;

Interests: Specialist in using pedochronology ("soil dating"), as a technique in paleoseismology. Has evaluated soils along most faults in the San Francisco Bay Area, with emphasis on Holocene slip rate studies of the Hayward, Concord, and Green Valley faults.
Lee-Ann Bradley Address:; Geologic Hazards Team, U.S. Geological Survey, Central Region, MS966, PO Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225, USA.

Interests: Paleoseismology, Quaternary geology, radiocarbon dating, computer graphics relating to scientific information.
Bob Bucknam Address: Geologic Hazards Team, U.S. Geological Survey, Central Region, MS966, PO Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225, USA.

Interests: Paleoseismology and neotectonics, coastal geomorphology and stratigraphy of coastal marshes. Field areas: Puget Sound, Washington (current project); Great Basin, Utah and Nevada; Montagua fault, Guatemala; Ningxia Province (north-central) China; coastal Pakistan.
Bill Bull Address:; University of Arizona, Geosciences Department, 1040 E 4th Street, Tucson, AZ 85721-0001.

Interests: Paleoseismology and tectonic geomorphology. Lichen and tree-ring dating of earthquakes. Analysis of coseismic regional rockfall events to make seismic shaking maps for prehistoric earthquakes. Present Field areas: New Zealand, California.
Riccardo Caputo Address:; Di.S.G.G., University of Basilicata, Macchia Romana Campus - 85100 Potenza, Italy; phone +39.0971.205093; fax: +39.0971.205070

Interests: morphogenic earthquakes, Active Tectonics, Quaternary Tectonics, earthquake recurrence, Morphotectonics, Remote Sensing analyses applied to structural problems, Neotectonics, morphological and geographical evolution of hydrographic networks, in-situ stress measurements. Field Areas: Aegean Region, Italian Apennines.
David Carbon Address:; GEO-TER sarl, Géologie Tectonique Environnement et Risques, 3 rue Jean Monnet, 34830 CLAPIERS France.
Tel.: 334 67 59 18 11, Fax.: 334 67 59 18 24

Interests: Seismic hazard assessment, Seismic zonation, Seismotectonics, Active tectonics, Archeoloseismology and Paleoseismicity in the Middle East (in particular OMAN), Caribbean region (French West Indies), Europe (France, Spain, Switzerland)
Gary A. Carver Address:; P. O. Box 52, Kodiak, AK 99615, USA.

Intrests. Paleoseismology of subduction zones, Paleotsunamis; Quaternary Geology, Geoarchaeology.
Alexandros A. Chatzipetros Address:; Department of Geology and Physical Geography, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-54006, Thessaloniki, GREECE.
John J. Clague Address:; Geological Survey of Canada, Suite 101, 605 Robson St., Vancouver, B.C., CANADA V6B 5J3; Phone: (604) 666-6565, Fax: (604) 666-1124.

Interests: Record of late Holocene earthquakes in western Canada; earthquake and tsunami hazards in southwestern British Columbia; discrimination of tectonic and nontectonic faults.
Dan Clark; Earthquake Hazards & Neotectonics Project, geoscience Australia, GPO BOX 378 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia; Telephone: +612 6249-9606.

Interests: Structural geology, paleoseismology, Quaternary tectonics, intracratonic strain, geomorphology, seismogenic stress field. Field Areas: Intracratonic faults within all states of Australia. Current focus on the Meckering Fault in Western Australia, the Cadell Fault in Victoria, and the Lake Edgar Fault in Tasmania.
Lloyd S. Cluff Address:; Geosciences Department, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Mail Code N4C, P. O. Box 770000, San Francisco, CA 94177, USA; Telephone: 415-973-2791 Fax: 415-973-5778.

Interests: Paleoseismic studies in the following areas: Alaska, British Colombia, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, California, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Italy, Switzerland, Israel, Egypt, Iran, China, and Japan.
Carlos H. Costa Address:; Departamento de Geologia, Universidad Nacional de San Luis C.C. 320, 5700 San Luis, ARGENTINA; Tel 54 652 23917, Fax 54 652 30224.

Interests: Neotectonic mapping and paleoseismology in compresive tectonic settings (Central Andes of Argentina and surrounding foreland regions). Thin and thick skinned environments, reverse faults and associated folds.
Anthony J. Crone Address:; Geologic Hazards Team, U.S. Geological Survey, Central Region, MS966, PO Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225, USA; Telephone: (303) 273-8591.

Interests: Paleoseismology, Quaternary tectonics, Quaternary stratigraphy, geomorphology, soils. Field Areas: Basin and Range, Idaho, western Utah; New Madrid region of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri; SW Oklahoma (Meers fault), SE Colorado (Cheraw fault); faults in stable interior of Australia and United States.
Richard Dart Address:; Geologic Hazards Team, U.S. Geological Survey, Central Region, MS966, PO Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225, USA.

Interests: GIS maps and databases using Arc/Info; surface deformation associated with tectonic processes; shallow crustal stresses. Field Areas: The Midcontinent Mississippi embayment, the Illinois basin, the Anadarko and Marietta basins of Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, the Arkoma basin of Arkansas, the Denver basin, and the North American Atlantic Continental margin.
Timothy Dawson Address:; Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University 5500 Campanile Dr. San Diego, CA 92182, USA; Office phone 619/594-1381 Fax 619/594-4372;

Interests: Paleoseismology, earthquake geology, neotectonics of Burma (Myanmar).
M.K. Devarajan Address:; Geological Survey of India, Geoseismology and Seismotectonics Division, Central Region, Seminary Hills P.O., Nagpur, INDIA, 440 006; Tel. 91-0712-510544-2186; Res:Type-IV/107, CPWD Colony, Seminary Hills P.O., Nagpur; Tel. 91-0712-510748.

Interests: Active tectonics, seismotectonics of central India, tectonic geomorphology, reactivation of deep faults in space and time, palaeoseismology, macroseismic surveys of major earthquakes.
Daniela Di Bucci Address:; Civil Protection Department - National Seismic Survey of Italy, Via Vitorchiano 4 - 00189 Rome, ITALY; Fax ++369-6-68202877, Tel 68204761.

Interests: Geometry and kinematics of the Italian seismogenic structures, structural setting of the Apennine chain and geodynamics of the Italian peninsula for the definition of the national seismotectonic setting. Field survey, structural analysis, interpretation of: reflection seismic lines, deep well logs and crustal geophysics
James F. Dolan Address:; Dept of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740, USA; Phone 213-740-8599, Fax 213-740-8801
Umberto Fracassi Address:
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra
Universitý degli Studi di Firenze
Via Iacopo Nardi, 2
50132 Firenze ITALY; Phone +39-55-243486, +39-347-6780469 (mobile), Fax +39-55-241595

Interests: Digital topography, termination of normal faults traces, displacement distribution, drainage evolution, remote sensing. Central Chile coastline, central Yemen, East-African Rift, northern Apennines.
Clark H. Fenton Address:; Woodward-Clyde Federal Services, Seismic Hazards Branch, 500 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94607-4014, USA; Tel (510) 874 1775, Fax (510) 874 3268.

Interests: Paleoseismology, tectonic geomorphology, glacio-isostatic faulting, fault segmentation and fault interaction. Field Areas: SE Asia; Western US; Eastern North America; Peru; United Kingdom.
Paolo Galli Address:; Civil Protection Department - National Seismic Survey of Italy, Via Vitorchiano 4 - 00189 Rome, ITALY; Fax ++369-6-68202877, Tel 68204892.

Interests: Paleoseismology, Archaeoseismology, Historical seismology and Macroseismic survey. Field areas: main seismogenetic areas of the Central and Southern Apennine chain and "aseismic" areas of Northern Italy; Middle East (Wadi Araba-Jordan Valley transform Fault). About 70 trenches across a dozen of normal faults, from Alps to Calabria. Papers at
Jamie N. Gardner Address:; Geology and Geochemistry Group, Mail Stop D, 462 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA.

Interests: Paleoseismology, neotectonics, and volcanology.
Marco Giardino Address:; CNR - CS Geodinamica delle catene collisionali Via Accademia delle Scienze 5, Torino 10123 - ITALY, Tel. 39/11/5621179 (or 5628928), Fax 39/11/541117 (or 530652); Home address: Via Paraccia (Regione Moresco) 2 10090 Villarbasse (TO) - ITALY, Tel 39/11/952096.

Interests: Paleoseismology and neotectonics of the Western Alps, geological mapping of Quaternary deposits and surficial deformations in Alpine regions, geometry, kinematics and dynamics of deep-seated gravitational deformations.
Ulrich Glawe Address:, School of Engineering and Technology (SET), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Khlong Luang, PO-Box 4, 12120 Pathumthani, Thailand, phone: +66 - 9 - 927 4201, fax: +66 - 2 - 524 5509

Interests: Recent and ancient tsunami deposits in the Thai Andaman coastline
James Goff Address:; GeoEnvironmental Consultants, 36 Ferry Road, Days Bay, Eastbourne, NEW ZEALAND;
Phone: (64) 4-562-7665, Fax: (64) 4-562-7684.

Interests: Earthquake and tsunami hazards in New Zealand; records of late Holocene earthquakes and tsunami in New Zealand and the South Pacific, working mainly in coastal wetlands and archaeological sites.
Chrysa Gountromichou Address:; Department of Geology and Physical Geography, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-54006, Thessaloniki, GREECE.
Lisa Grant Address:; Dept. of Environmental Analysis and Design, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-7070, USA

Interests: Paleoseismology, seismic hazard, neotectonics
Margaret J. Guccione Address:; Geology Department OZAR-118, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA; (501) 575-3354, Fax (501) 575-3846.

Interests: Fluvial response to seismic events, including ponding and channel incision that results from deformation across streams and ground failure and venting of sand and water that causes flooding of streams.
Kathy Haller Address:; Geologic Hazards Team, U.S. Geological Survey, Central Region, MS966, PO Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225, USA.

Interests: Paleoseismology and active tectonics, geomorphology, and arid to semi-arid soils. Field areas: Western Montana, eastern Idaho, Nevada, Central U.S.
Suzanne Hecker Address:; U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Rd., M.S. 977, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA; Tel 415-329-5655, Fax 415-329-5163.
Ariel Heimann Address:; Geological Survey of Israel, 30 Malkhe
Israel St., Jerusalem 95501, ISRAEL. Tel +972-2-5314254, Fax

Interests: Tectonics, neotectonics, paleoliquefaction, K-Ar and Ar/Ar
geochronology. Field Areas: Dead Sea Transform in Israel and Turkey.
Mark A. Hemphill-Haley Address:; Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-1272, USA; Tel (541) 346-4859;

Interests: Paleoseismology of normal and reverse faults, neotectonics in general, earthquake hazards (the use of fault parameters in magnitude estimation), continental deformation kinematics and dynamics, and role of subduction zones in continental interior deformation.
Christian Hibsch Address:; UMR CNRS7566 G2R, Universite Henri Poincare - Nancy 1, Faculte des Sciences, B.P. 239, 54506 - Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy Cedex, FRANCE; Phone: , (33) 3 83 68 47 17 Fax (33) 3 83 68 47 01.

Interests: Earthquake-induced soft-sediment deformation and liquefaction as a tool for paleoseismic analysis. Relations between basin tectonics and sedimentation.
David D. Jackson Address:; Department of Earth & Space Science, UCLA, 595 Young Dr. East, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, USA.

Interests: Earthquake potential, seismology, paleo-seismology, statistical testing.
Vagn H. Jensen Address:; (Manager ) Tasmania Seismic Net , Geology Dept., University of Tasmania, GPO Box 252-79, HOBART 7001, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA; Phone 61 3 6226 2459, Fax 61 3 9223 2547.

Interests: My research interest is recent (Holocene) intraplate fault scarps of which we have at least two here in Tasmania. The last expedition in early March 97 was undertaken to the Lake Edgar Fault Scarp in south west Tasmania with a group of researchers from Australia and New Zealand.
Elisa J. Kagan Addresses:; c/o Dr. Ayalon. Geological Survey of Israel, 30 Malkhe Israel St., 95501; Jerusalem, Israel; Fax: 972-2-5380688.

Interests: Paleoseismology using damaged cave deposits (speleothems); U/Th dating of speleothem seismites; stable isotope wiggle-matching of speleothem seismites, paleoseismicity of the Dead Sea Fault during the past 200 ky.
Yoshihiko Kariya Address:; Active Fault Research Laboratory, Geological Survey of Japan, 1-1-3 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 JAPAN; Phone: +81-298-54-3696, Fax: +81-298-52-3461.

Interests: Paleoseismology, tectonic gemorphology, Late Quaternary environmental and climatic changes, tephrochronology, cryogenic geomorphology, and Quaternary pedology. Field sites: Japan, Sakhalin, Nepal Hymalaya.
Jeffrey R. Keaton Address:; AGRA Earth & Environmental, Inc., 130 Yucca Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336-3222, USA; 520-282-2706, Fax 520-204-5597.

Interests: Neotectonic analysis (air photo interpretation, surface mapping, trenching, drilling, shallow geophysics), ground motion estimation, hazard and risk assessment.
Harvey M. Kelsey Address:; USA.

Interests: Paleoseismologic investigations using tools of Quaternary straigraphy and soils, research has been focused on two obliquely convergent plate margins - Hikurangi margin (New Zealand) and Cascadia (Oregon, USA).
Yoshihiro [Yoshi] Kinugasa Address:;Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuda, Midori-ku, Yokohama, 226-8502 JAPAN; Phone: +81-45-924-5556 Fax: +81-45-924-5557

Interests: Paleoseismology, neotectonics, near field tectonic geodesy, earthquake prediction, and seismic hazard assessment. Former Vice-Chairman of the ILP Task Group II-3 (Paleoseismicity of Late Holocene). Moderator of the EQ-GEO-NET, a listserver for earthquake geology.
Yann Klinger Address:; Seismolab. #100-23, CALTECH, Pasadena, CA, 91125, USA; Phone: 626-395-2479

Interests: Seismotectonics, geomorphology, paleoseismology, mostly applied to the understanding of the relation between fault behaviour and earthquakes. Areas of work: Middle-East (Dead-Sea Fault), Turkey, California.
Peter L.K. Knuepfer Address:; Dept. of Geological Sciences, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA; Phone (607) 777-2389, Fax (607) 777-2288.

Interests: Paleoseismology: trenching of normal faults, scarp morphology, fault segmentation. Associate Prof. of Geology and Director of Graduate Studies.
Sotiris Kokkalas

Address:;Department of Geology-Division of General, Marine Geology and Geodynamics, 26500 Patras Greece;
phone (+30) 2610-996274, fax (+30) 2610-994485;

Interests: Surface faulting and modelling; structural and geomorphic analysis of active faults, slip-rates and recurrence interval of active structures; fault degradation, stress analysis.
A. Tolga Komut Address:, web, Department of Geophysics, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Bogazici University, Cengelkoy, Istanbul, TURKEY; Phone +90 216 308 05 14 – 25 (PBX) /295, Fax +90 216 332 2681.

Interests: Tectonics (Eastern Mediterranean), Active Tectonics, Paleoseismology (North Anatolian Fault Zone, Ecemis Fault, East Anatolian Fault Zone, Dead Sea Fault), Archaeoloseismology, Seismotectonics, Tectonic Geomorphology.
Andrey M. Korjenkov Address:, Institute of Seismology, National Academy of Sciences, Asanbay 52/1, Bishkek 720060, Kyrgyzstan;
+996-312-461813 Office, +996-312-243607 Fax

Interests: Archeoseismology in Near East and Central Asia regions, macroseismic study of historical monuments in Germany, active tectonics, tectonic geomorphology; Neotectonics, fault zone structure and geomorphology; earthquake surface rupture and paleoseismology; fault zone structure and paleoseismology in the Tien Shan mountains; active deformation in central Asia; integrated investigation of earthquake hazards; and Quaternary and Cenozoic Geology.
Ioannis Koukouvelas Address:; Laboratory of Structural Geology, Department of Geology, University of Patras, 265 00 GR; Tel: #32610 994485, Fax: #32610 994485

Interests: The Gulf of Corinth fault zone, structure of the Aegean Sea,
earthquake geology, neotectonics and geomorphology, tectonics.
Ismail Kuscu Address:; MTA Geological Research Dept., E Block No:20A Ankara - Turkey. Phone: 90 312 287 34 30 ext. 1442; Fax:90 312 285 42 71.

Interests: Paleoseismology, active tectonics, seismology, Quaternary geology.
Kenneth R. Lajoie Address:; USA.

Interests: Coastal tectonics.
Timiovska Lenka

Address:; Salvador Aljende 73, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Interest: Macroseismology, historical seismicity, sesimic hazard assessment, risk mitigation
William R. Lund Address:; Utah Geological Survey, Southern Utah Regional Office, SUU, Box 9053, Cedar City, UT 84720, USA; (801) 865-8126, Fax 865-8180.

Interests: Primary research interest is seismic hazard presented by Utah's active faults, in particular those in southwestern Utah. Presently working on a NEHRP funded (partial) cooperative project with the Arizona Geological Survey to investigate the paleoseismicity and seismic hazard of the Hurricane fault zone, southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona.
Michael N. Machette Address:; Geologic Hazards Team, U.S. Geological Survey, Central Region, MS966, PO Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225 USA.

Interests: Paleoseismology and active tectonics (international level); Cenozoic stratigraphy and structure, Quaternary geology, geomorphology, and soils (Western United States). Field areas: Rio Grande rift, New Mexico and Colorado; Wasatch fault zone, Utah; Central Nevada Seismic Belt, Nevada; Basin and Range, western United States; faults in stable interior of Australia and United States. Co-chairman of ILP Task Group II- (World Map of Active Faults).
Shmuel Marco (Shmulik)

Address: ;
Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences,Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978, Israel; Office phn.: 972-3-6407379, Fax.: 972-3-6409282

Interests: Neotectonics, past earthquakes in the Middle East,
paleo- and archaeo-seismology. Paleomagnetism, archaeomagnetism, secular variation of the geomagnetic field. Field areas: Dead Sea Transform.
Angel Martinez-Chamizo Address:; Departament de Geodinamica i Geofisica, Universitat de Barcelona, Marti i Franques s/n, 08071, Barcelona, SPAIN.

Interests: Paleoseismology, seismic hazard, active faults. Field areas: Mediterranean (Spain).
Jose J. Martinez Address:; Departamento de Geodinamica, Fac. de Ciencias Geologicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) 28040-Madrid, SPAIN; Tel: 34-1-3944835 Fax: 34-1-3944883.

Interests: Paleoseismology, active tectonics (active zones with medium slip rate - high recurrence time (southern Spain), extensional active tectonics related to compresional regime, crustal rheology-seismicity. (Assistant Lecturer in Structural Geology, Rock Mechanics and Neotectonics and Seismotectonics).
James P. McCalpin Address:; GEO-HAZ Consulting, Inc., P.O. Box 837, 600 East Galena Ave., Crestone, CO 81131
phone 719-256-5227, Fax 719-256-5228,

Interests: General paleoseismology; trenching; geochronology;
variation of fault slip rate, recurrence, and displacement in time and space; frequency distributions of fault behavior characteristics; application of paleoseismic data to seismic hazard analysis.
Kevin McCue Address:; Earthquake Information and Hazard Assessment Group (Head) at the Australian Geological Survey Organisation, Department of Primary Industries and Energy, Canberra, AUSTRALIA; Tel 61 6 249 9675, Fax 61 6 249 9969.

Interests: We are trenching fault scarps of prehistoric earthquakes in Australia, focusing at this stage on the Lake Edgar Fault in SW Tasmania, site of several large Recent events. My interest in paleoseismology stems from post grad studies in Engineering Seismology at Imperial College in the early 1970's under Nick Ambraseys and John Tchalenko.
Sally McGill Address:; Department of Geological Sciences,
California State University, San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407

Interests: neotectonics and paleoseismology, especially in southern
California (e.g. San Andreas and Garlock faults, eastern California shear zone), surface faulting from historic earthquakes; Quaternary geology
Richard McMullen Address:; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, MS T10L1, Washington D.C. 20555, USA; Phone 301 415 6006.

Interests: Paleoseismology, fault characterization, paleoliquefaction.
Mustapha Meghraoui Address:; CNR - IRTR (Istituto di Ricerca sulla Tettonica Recente) via del Fosso del Cavaliere 00133 Rome-Tor Vergata, ITALY; Tel:+39 6 4993 4355, Fax:+39 6 4993 4211.

Interests: Active faults, geomorphology, paleoseismology, seismotectonics. Field areas: Mediterranean (North Africa and Italy), intraplate domains (Rhine graben in Europe).
Alessandro M. Michetti Address:; Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Ambientali, Università dell'Insubria, Via Valleggio 11, 22100, Como, Italia; direct calls: +039 031 326215; fax: +039 031 326230

Interests: Fault trench studies on normal faults in the Apennines and Sicily, paleoseismology in volcanic areas, seismic landscape modeling and geomorphological evaluation of seismicity; Chairman of the INQUA NC Subcommission on Paleoseismicity.
Ayman Mohsen Address: ; ; Dept. of Seismology, GeoForschungsZentrum, Potsdam/Germany.Phone ++49 331 2881219 (work), ++49 331 2881219 (work), Fax ++49 331 2881277

Interests: Seismotectonics, Seismicity and crustal structure of the Dead Sea Transform Fault system.
Juan Carlos Moya Address:; Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO 80309-0250, USA; (303) 786-1637.
Alan R. Nelson Address:; Geologic Hazards Team, U.S. Geological Survey, Central Region, MS 966, PO Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225 USA.

Interests: Paleoseismology and tsunami hazards in U.S. Pacific Northwest (current project); intertidal stratigraphy and micropaleontology applied to coastal tectonics; active deformation recorded by Holocene sea-level change; paleoseismology of strike-slip faults in the Philippines; paleoseismology of Wasatch fault zone, Utah; neotectonics of Wasatch and Unita Mountains, Utah; Quaternary geology, geomorphology, amino acid dating, and soils (Basin and Range of the Western United States).
Tina M. Niemi Address:; Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110 USA; (816) 235-5342, Fax: (816) 235-5535.

Interests: Paleoseismology; Neotectonics and sedimentary studies along the Northern San Andreas fault, the Dead Sea Transform, and the Wadi Araba fault, Jordan; Paleoliquefaction in the Midcontintent, US; Geoarchaeology; Quaternary Geology.
Andrei A. Nikonov Address:; Joint Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Science, 123810 Moscow, Bol.Gruzinskaya 10, RUSSIA; Fax (095) 2549088.

Interests: All aspects of the field of paleoseismology; publications in paleoseismology beginning in 1960.
A. Okada Address:

Interests: Geomorphology, Quaternary geology, paleoseismology.
Koji Okumura Address:; Department of Geography, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739, JAPAN; Fax +81-824-240320, Phone +81-824-246657;

Interests: Paleoseismology, tephra studies, Quaternary geology.
Daniela Pantosti Address:; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica, Via di Vigna Murata 605, 00143 Roma, ITALY; Tel+39-6-51860483, Fax +39-6-5041181.

Interests: Active tectonics, paleoseismology, geomorphology, Quaternary geology, historical seismicity and use of geological data for seismic hazard assessment. Field areas: Central and southern Apennines in Italy, Corinth area in central Greece, Tehran area in Iran, and San Francisco Bay area in California. Co-chairman of ILP Task Group II-5 (Earthquake Recurrence in the Holocene).
Dimitris Papanastassiou Address:; Institute of Geodynamics, National Observatory of Athens, P.O. Box 20048, GR-11810 Athens, GREECE; Phone: +301-3490195, +301-3490163; Fax: +301-3490180;

Interests: Active tectonics, paleoseismology, geomorphology, Quaternary geology, historical seismicity, archaeoseismology, seismology, use of geological data for seismic hazard assessment. Field areas: Aegean Region
Spyros B. Pavlides Address:; Department of Geology and Physical Geography, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-54006, Thessaloniki, GREECE; Tel #-30-31-998494 Fax #-30-31-998482
Steve F. Personius Address:; Geologic Hazards Team, U.S. Geological Survey, Central Region, MS966, PO Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225 USA.

Interests: Paleoseismology of active normal faults in the western U.S., strike-slip faults in the Philippines, and thrust faults in Costa Rica; neotectonics and geomorphology of fluvial systems in compressional tectonic environments; surficial geologic mapping (western U.S.). Field areas: Southwestern Montana; western Idaho; northeastern Oregon; Wasatch fault zone, Utah; and Rio Grande rift, New Mexico; Cascadia subduction zone, western Oregon; Philippines; Costa Rica.
Silvio K. Pezzopane Address:; U.S. Geological Survey, Central Region, MS421, PO Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225-0046, USA.
Luigi Piccardi

C.N.R. - Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources, Via G. La Pira, 4, 50121 Firenze - Italy, Tel.: +39 055 2757514 -528, Fax: +39 055 218628

Interests: Structural geology, active tectonics, quaternary tectonics,
seismotectonics, historical seismicity, paleoseismology, surface faulting from historical earthquakes, geomythology, 3D monitoring of active tectonic structures. COST Action 625
Paolo A. Pirazzoli Address:; CNRS, Laboratoire de Geographie Physique, 1 Place Aristide Briand, 92195 Meudon Cedex, FRANCE; Fax: +331-4507 5830.

Interests: Identification, measurement and dating of coseismic vertical displacements (mainly of uplift) deduced from former shorelines. Field areas: All coastal areas, especially limestone coasts.
George Plafker Address:; USA.

Interests: Active faults, coseismic warping related to subduction zone earthquakes, paleoseismology, tsunamis from coseismic tectonic deformation and submarine slides.
Carol S. Prentice Address:; Earthquake Geology and Geophysics, U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Rd., MS 977, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA; Phone (415) 329-5690, Fax (415) 329-5163.

Interests: Paleoseismology and earthquake hazard in the western U.S., the Caribbean region, and Asia. Current field areas: California, Dominican Republic, Mongolia, and Thailand.
Stefano Pucci Address:;
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica, Via di Vigna Murata
605, 00143 Roma, ITALY; Tel+39-6-51860406, Fax +39-6-51860507.

Interests: Field mapping, active tectonics, tectonic geomorphology, Quaternary geology, paleoseismology. Field areas: Central Apennines in Italy, North Anatolian Fault Zone in Turkey.
C.P. Rajendran Address:; Centre for Earth Science Studies, INDIA.

Interests: My wife, Kusala Rajendran, and I are involved in paleoseismological studies of the continental regions. We have worked on the 1993 Latur earthquake, and are involved in studies of other intracontinental earthquake sites. We are now in the process of launching a study of part of the Himalaya.
Maroia-Teresa Ramirez-Herrara Address:, Department of Geological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach; 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-3902, USA
Phone: (562) 985-8579 Fax: (562) 985-8638

Interests: Active tectonics, geomorphology, coastal tectonics (coastal paleoseismicity; coseismic deformation related to subduction zone earthquakes; identification, measurement, and dating of coseismic vertical displacements (mainly of uplift) deduced from former shorelines); active faults and paleoseismology.
Field areas: Pacific coast along the Mexican subduction zone, central and southern Mexico; active faults in central Mexico (Mexican Volcanic Belt).
Tom Rockwell Address:, USA.
Charles M. Rubin Address:; Deptartment of Geology, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington, 98926, USA; Tel 509.963-2827, Fax 509.963-2821.
Tom Sawyer Address:; 10455 San Fernando Rd., Reno, NV 89506, USA; Ph: 702-972-3234, Fax: 702-972-6784 (Consulting Geologist).

Interests: Identification of features indicative of paleoearthquakes and of rupture-segment boundaries; sedimentology of scarp-derived colluvium; clustering of paleoearthquakes in time and space; assessment of the sense of slip from faulting patterns exposed in paleoseismic trenches; and are characteristic-earthquake segments "nested" within maximum-earthquake segments?
Eugene (Buddy) Schweig Address:; Geologic Hazards Team, U.S. Geological Survey, Central Region, MS966, PO Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225 USA.

Interests: Paleoseismology, neotectonics, geoarcheology. In the New Madrid seismic zone I have been working with colleagues at CERI, the University of Maryland, and the USGS to identify ancient earthquakes and to develop a chronology of events to aid in seismic hazard evaluation of the region. Field Areas: New Madrid seismic zone of the central Mississippi Valley and Panama (current); Great Basin of California, Central America.
Michel Sebrier Address:; URA 1369 CNRS, Bat 509, Universite de Paris Sud, 91405, ORSAY cedex, FRANCE; Fax +33 160 191 446, Tel +33 169 156 142.

Interests: The zones where I have been or am working are the Andes (chiefly Peru and Ecuador), Indonesia (Sumatra and Sulawesi islands), and France (Provence and Alps regions).
Kerry Sieh Address:; Seismological Laboratory, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125 USA; Phone 1(818)395-6115, Fax 1(818)564-0715; ... .page.html
Gordon Seitz Address:; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, 7000 East Avenue, L-397, Livermore, CA 94551, USA
Tel: 925-423-8469, Fax: 925-423-7884

Interests: AMS radiocarbon dating applied to paleoseismology, San Andreas fault segmentation and recurrence, high-resolution peat chronologies.
John D. Sims Address:; John Sims & Associates
Route 3, Box 427, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 USA
Phone 304-876-8525, FAX 304-876-8526

Interests: Paleoseismology, paleoliquefaction, Quaternary tectonics, Quaternary sedimentation and stratigraphy, geomorphology. Field Areas: Returning to paleoseismic research in NE USA from recent position as Coordinator of External Research. California (Clear Lake region, LA Basin,Parkfield, Central San Andreas fault, Imperial Valley, Humbolt County); Kenai Peninsula, Alaska; Olympic Peninsula; Washington; Utah Lake, Utah; Walker Lake, Nevada; Shandong Prov, China; Median Tectonic Zone, Japan; Montenegro, Yugoslavia.
Sandeep Singh Address:; Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (formerly University of Roorkee) Roorkee - 247 667, INDIA; Phone: +91-1332-85559; Fax: +91-1332-73560.

Interests: Paleoseismicity, Seismogenic Fault, Dating of these rocks, earthquake recurrence; Himalayan Seismicity.

Website: ... ssingh.htm
Toshihiko Shimamoto Address:; Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113, JAPAN; Tel. 81(country code)-3-3812-2111, ext. 5757 Fax. 81-3-5802-3391.

Interests: Fault rheology and seismotectonics.
Kunihiko Shimazaki Address:; JAPAN.

Interests: Long-term forecast of earthquakes, earthquake recurrence, shallow-water survey of active faults.
Roy J. Shlemon Address:;
P.O. Box 3066, Newport Beach, CA 92659-0620
Tel: 949-675-2696, Fax: 949-675-5088

Interests: Neotectonics and assessments of fault activity with applications to engineering geology projects worldwide.
Valkaniotis Sotiris, Department of Geology, Faculty of Sciences,
Aristotle Universtity of Thessaloniki GR54006; Thessaloniki, GREECE

Interests: Active tectonics of the Aegean Area, Palaeoseismological
trenching in active faults, geological mapping of active faults in Greece
(Thessaloniki, Thessaly, central Greece, Cyclades), intergration of seismology and tectonics for the study of active deformation, South Aegean Active Volcano Arc and its relation to active faulting (Santorini, Milos, Antiparos), landslides as indications of paleoearthquakes, seismic hazard assesement and effects of active faulting in civil enginnering works.
Iain Stewart Address:; Department of Geography & Earth Sciences, Brunel University, Borough Road, Isleworth TW7 5DU, U.K.; Tel +44 181 891 0121 (x2835), Fax +44 181 891 8237.

Interests: My main interests are: (1) structural and geomorphic characteristics of active faults, (2) high-resolution coastal studies of normal-faulting earthquakes, and (3) active faults in the Mediterranean region.
Stathis C. Stiros Address:; Geodesy & Geodetic Applications Lab., Dept of Civil Engineering, Patras University, Patras 26500, Greece
phone +2610-996511, fax:+2610-997877

Interests: tectonic/earthquake geodesy, earthquake effects on constructions and tunnels, deformation measurments, tectonophysics, coastal palaeoseismology/ archaeoseismology
Frank H. (Bert) Swan Address:, 240 Laidley Street, San Francisco, CA 94131, USA, phone (415) 824-5539

Interests: Paleoseismolgy and seismotectonic evaluations; characterization of earthquake sources for seismic hazard analysis; assessment of earthquake-related hazards (surface-fault rupture, earthquake-related groundfailures - landslides and liquefaction); seismic zonation.
Achmad Syahid Address:; PaDjaDjaran University Bandung phone +62 022 5205385

Interests: seismotectonic,geokronologi,seismology of north sulawesi
Pradeep Talwani

Address:; Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208. USA; Phone (803)777 6449, fax (803)7776610;

Interests: Use of paleoliquefaction investigations in paleoseismology studies. Use of geotechnical techniques at locations of paleoliquefaction features to back-calculate the magnitudes and ground accelerations of paleoearthquakes. Seismotectonics and genesis of intraplate earthquakes.
Frederick Taylor Address:; Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, Univ. Texas at Austin, 4412 Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78759-8500, U.S.A.;
phone (512)471-0453, fax (512)471-8844;

Interests: Paleoseismology and neotectonics at convergent plate boundaries. GPS and Coral geodesy of vertical and horizontal motion. New Hebrides (Vanuatu), Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Bransfield Strait-South Shetlands Arc.
Shinji Toda Address: Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, 1646 Abiko, Abiko-shi, Chiba-ken 270-11, JAPAN.

Interests: Earthquake geology (some papers for the trench excavations in Japan), earthquake stress triggering (Kobe earthquake).
Martitia P. Tuttle Address:; M. Tuttle & Associates, 128 Tibbetts Lane, Georgetown, ME 04548, USA; Telephone: (207) 371-2796.

Interests: Paleoseismology, neotectonics, and earthquake hazards in North America and the Caribbean. Liquefaction and ground failure induced by modern, historic, and prehistoric earthquakes. Criteria for identifying liquefaction features and tsunami deposits. Applications of remote sensing in paleoseismology. Field areas: The New Madrid seismic zone and surrounding region in the central US, the Ciboa Valley in the Dominican Republic, the Clarendon-Linden fault zone in western New York, the St. Lawrence River valley in New York, the Charlevoix-Saguenay region of Quebec, coastal Massachusetts and southern Newfoundland.
Okan Tüysüz Address:; ITU Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, 34469, Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey; Phone +902122856108, fax +902122856210;

Interests: Trenching studies; neotectonics, tectonic geomorphology, probabilistic seismic hazard analysis; soils.
Claudio Vita-Finzi

Address:, Mineralogy, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd,. London, SW7 5BD, UK

Interests: Neotectonics in the Middle East, South America, SE Asia and Venus
Eutizio Vittori Address:; ANPA (Agenzia Nazionale per la Protezione dell'Ambiente) (National Agency for the Protection of the Environment), via Vitaliano Brancati, 48 00144 Roma ITALY; Tel. ++39-6-5007.2822, Fax 6-5007.2856.

Interests: Seismic hazard assessment, late Quaternary geomorphology, and active tectonics. My studies are now concentrated in Central and Southern Italy; past studies in Owens Valley fault zone, the El Tigre fault in precordilleran Argentina, and the Rukwa rift in central-eastern Africa.
John Waggoner Address:; Woodward-Clyde Consultants, 2020 E. First Street, Santa Ana, California 92705, USA. (the digit before the @ is a zero, not the letter O)
Robert E. Wallace Address:; U.S. Geological Survey, MS 977, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, (Geologist Emeritus).

Interests: Tectonics, especially faulting; papers published beginning in 1949 on fault slip rate, recurrence of fault slip, and paleoseismology.
Charles P. Watson Address:; Advanced Geologic Exploration Seismo-Watch / Earthquake Information Services, P.O. Box 18012, Reno, Nevada, 89511, USA; Phone: 702-852-0992 / Fax: 702-852-3226;
Ray J. Weldon II Address:; Dept. of Geological Sciences, 1272 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 97403, USA; tel. (541) 346-4584 (FAX-4692);
John Wesling Address: :; Geomatrix Consultants, 2101 Webster St., 12th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 USA; Phone 510-663-4134, fax (510) 663-4141;

Interests: Trenching studies; Quaternary tectonics; seismic source characterization; probabilistic seismic hazard analysis; incorporation of uncertainty into hazard models; tectonic geomorphology; soils.
Haruo Yamazaki Address:; Department of Geography, Faculty of Sience, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Minami Ohsawa 1-1, Hachioji, Tokyo, 192-03 JAPAN; Tel. 81-426-77-2592(direct), Fax. 81-426-77-2589.

Interests: Reconstruction of paleo-fault movements from Quaternary sediments.

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Paleoseismology is the study of the timing, location, and size of prehistoric earthquakes. Paleoseismology differs from other aspects of earthquake geology in its focuses on the almost instantaneous deformation of landforms and sediments during individual earthquakes. This focus permits study of the distribution of earthquakes in space and over time periods of hundreds to tens of thousands of years. Such paleoseismic histories help us understand other aspects of earthquake geology, such as regional patterns of tectonic deformation and the long-term behavior of specific faults. More importantly, knowledge of when, where, and how often, large earthquakes occur is crucial for characterizing the seismic hazard of a region.


Paleoseismology and Neotectonic Research on the Northern Dead Sea Faulting at Cornell University ... oseis.html

Paleoseismic and neotectonic studies are being conducted in collaboration with Mustapha Meghraoui (IPG Strasbourg) as well as Syrian and Lebanese colleagues. Some examples are shown here.

Our first paleoseismic trench was opened along the Serghaya Fault zone during the Spring of 2000 and revealed evidence of at least 5 large Holocene earthquakes along this fault which has generally been regarded as inactive. The photo above (facing south) shows the trench system parallel to and crossing the 4 meter fault scarp. A mosaic of one of the trench walls (left) depicts several.shear zones (click on photo for enlargement).

During the Spring of 2001, we excavated several trenches along the main Dead Sea fault system (locally known as the Ghab fault) near the town of Misyaf (about 50 km north of the Lebanese-Syrian border). This area is particularly interesting because a Byzantine aqueduct has been displaced by about 9 meters at the fault (see photo at right). Preliminary results suggest that this part of the fault has not produced a large earthquake in the last ~800 years. The precise timing of the 4 paleoseismic events documented in the trenches is being refined with ongoing radiocarbon dating.


Paleoseismology Research at University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A group of researchers from the Applied Sciences Department, Earth Science Department, and the Earthquake Center is currently conducting a paleoseismology study in eastern Arkansas to locate and study geological features, such as sand blows and possible surface faulting. The photographs below are from a sand blow near Marianna, Arkansas, believed to be the largest such feature documented at this distance (~100 km) from the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Two more sites are scheduled for trenching this fall.

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