TravelingGeologist is expanding our reach to the world of short films about our adventures in the field. Our first instalment of TGTV is from a recent trip that Chris Spencer and Carl Hoiland took to the Japanese Alps. Enjoy!
Mike is a Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford focused on understanding the evolution of orogenic systems worldwide. This article follows on from a previous post Mike wrote about the Gorkha Nepal earthquake. You can see Mike’s other posts here. On 25th April 2015 a moment magnitude (Mw) 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal with […]
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 […]
At 11.56 am Nepal time an earthquake of magnitude Mw 7.8 struck near Gorkha in the Nepal Himalaya (Fig. 1, 2). The epicentre of the earthquake was approximately 34 km ESE of Lamjung, 77 km WNW of Kathmandu and 73 km east of Pokhara. The hypocentre was at a relatively shallow depth of 15 km. […]