Active Normal Faulting in the Upper Rhine Graben and Paleoseismic Identification of the 1356 Basel Earthquake

@article{Meghraoui2001ActiveNF,
  title={Active Normal Faulting in the Upper Rhine Graben and Paleoseismic Identification of the 1356 Basel Earthquake},
  author={M. Meghraoui and B. Delouis and M. Ferry and D. Giardini and P. Huggenberger and I. Spottke and M. Granet},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={293},
  pages={2070 - 2073}
}
  • M. Meghraoui, B. Delouis, +4 authors M. Granet
  • Published 2001
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • We have identified an active normal fault in the epicentral area of the Basel (Switzerland) earthquake of 18 October 1356, the largest historical seismic event in central Europe. The event of 1356 and two prehistoric events have been characterized on the fault with geomorphological analysis, geophysical prospecting, and trenching. Carbon-14 dating indicates that the youngest event occurred in the interval 610 to 1475 A.D. and may correspond to the 1356 Basel earthquake. The occurrence of the… CONTINUE READING
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