New England Orocline with Uri Shaanan

Impressive rock exposures and magnificent landscape in your study area are nice but having them reveal unique regional tectonic events is exciting and worth working hard for (Fig. 1). The easternmost part of the Australian continent consists of a Late Palaeozoic to Early Mesozoic orogenic belt that is tightly curved into an omega shaped oroclinal […]

Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland with Chris Spencer

In an act to establish dominance among the island giants, Benandonner challenged Fionn mac Cumhaill to battle. So determined was Benandonner to beat Fionn he built a massive stone causeway from Staffa to Ulster. Fionn knew that Benandonner was mightier than he so he conspired with his wife Oonagh to trick Benandonner. Oonagh dressed Fionn as a […]

Glacially-induced seismicity in north-central Europe with Christian Brandes

Christian Brandes researcher and lecturer in the Institute of Geology at the University of Hannover, Germany. You can read about his recent Geology paper concerning glacially-induced intraplate seismicity in northern Central Europe here. Northern Central Europe is regarded as a low-seismicity area, located far away from plate boundaries. Nevertheless, several earthquakes were reported in northern […]