6th Colloquium on historical earthquakes & paleoseismology studies

chaired by Thomas Lecocq (Royal Observatory of Belgium), Thierry Camelbeeck (Royal Observatory of Belgium)
from to (Europe/Brussels)
at Han-sur-Lesse
Description

6th Colloquium on historical earthquakes & paleoseismology studies

Their contribution to the knowledge of the long-term seismic activity and to seismic hazard assessment

Location: Han-sur-Lesse (Belgium) - 24-25 October 2018 (google map)

Field trip: on 26 October 2018: Recent tectonic markers in the Han-sur-Lesse and Rochefort caves

Organized by the Royal Observatory of Belgium

Sponsored by the “Domaine des Grottes de Han”, BELSPO and LHOIST.

The colloquium is the 6th of a series that began in 2013 in Paris with the colloquium “Macroseismicity: sharing and use of historical data”. The main topics are: historical earthquakes, macroseismology, archeoseismology, paleoseismology, earthquake catalogues and databases, active faults, seismotectonics, neotectonics, and their contribution to the knowledge of seismic hazard and a better understanding of the long term seismic activity. A specific session will be devoted to earthquake effects in caves.

Confirmed Invited Keynote Lectures:

  • Aurélia Hubert-Ferrari (Université de Liège): Present-day knowledge and questions about seismic versus aseismic activity of the Anatolian Faults in Turkey integrating historical earthquakes, paleoseimic studies and creep evidenced by Insar studies.
  • Hélène Dessales (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris): Analysis of post-earthquakes reconstructions in Pompei (RECAP Program).
  • Eric Calais (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris): A new paradigm for large earthquakes in stable continental plate interiors.
  • Klaus-G. Hinzen (University of Cologne): Elements for a comprehensive archeoseismological study.

Scientific Committee:

  • Oona Scotti (IRSN - Paris)
  • Diethelm Kaiser (BGR - Hannover)
  • Marc De Batist (UGhent - Ghent)
  • Michel Van Camp (ROB - Brussels)

 

Organizing Committee:

  • Thierry Camelbeeck (ROB)
  • Thomas Lecocq (ROB)
  • Yves Quinif (UMons)
  • Sophie Verheyden (Belspo)
  • Kris Vanneste (ROB)
  • Fabienne Collin (ROB)

Registration

Base fee (75€): covers the lunches and coffee breaks for 24 and 25 October, and the Conference Dinner on 24 October.

Extra fee (+25€): requested to the participants of the excursion on 26 October to cover the bus shuttle and midday lunch.

 

Accomodation

Rooms have been pre-booked at the Hôtel Grenier des Grottes, participants are required to book directly with the hotel (grottes@cocoonhotels.eu) and mentionning the "password": "Earthquake2018".

Other solutions exist in the area:

 

Additional Information

  • Bus schedule between Jemelle Gare (train station) and Han sur Lesse: link
  • We will organise shuttles to/from train stations if needed; and to/from hotels if not accessible by foot in Han.
Go to day
  • Wednesday, 24 October 2018
    • 08:30 - 09:30 Welcome
      Participants welcome
    • 09:30 - 10:00 Introduction to the Colloquium 30'
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Keynote: A new paradigm for large earthquakes in stable continental plate interiors 30'
      Speaker: Eric Calais (Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris))
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
    • 11:00 - 12:20 Session 1: 4 talks
    • 12:20 - 13:30 Lunch Break
    • 13:30 - 14:00 Poster Session 1
    • 14:00 - 14:30 Keynote: Present-day knowledge and questions about seismic versus aseismic activity of the Anatolian Faults in Turkey 30'
      Speaker: Aurélia Hubert-Ferrari (Université de Liège)
    • 14:30 - 15:50 Session 2: 4 talks
    • 15:50 - 16:40 Coffee Break
    • 16:40 - 17:40 Session 3: 3 talks
    • 19:00 - 21:00 Conference Dinner
  • Thursday, 25 October 2018
    • 09:00 - 09:30 Keynote: Elements for a comprehensive archeoseismological study 30'
      Speaker: Klaus-G. Hinzen (University of Cologne)
    • 09:30 - 10:50 Session 4: 4 talks
    • 10:50 - 11:20 Coffee Break
    • 11:20 - 12:20 Session 5: 3 talks
    • 12:20 - 13:30 Lunch Break
    • 13:30 - 14:00 Poster Session 2
    • 14:00 - 14:30 Keynote: Analysis of post-earthquakes reconstructions in Pompei (RECAP Program) 30'
      Speaker: Hélène Dessales (Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris))
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Session 6: 3 talks
    • 15:30 - 16:30 Coffee & Poster Session
    • 16:30 - 17:30 Discussions & Conclusions
  • Friday, 26 October 2018
    • 09:00 - 12:00 Visit of the Han Cave
    • 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
      Lunch at the ...
    • 14:00 - 17:00 Visit of the Rochefort Cave