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={Mustapha Meghraoui and B. Delouis and Myriam Ferry and Domenico Giardini and P. Huggenberger and I Spottke and Mathieu Granet},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={293 5537},
  pages={2070-3}
}
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

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 10 extracted citations

Preparing a seismic hazard model for Switzerland : The view from PEGASOS Expert Group 3

Roger. M. W Musson, Souad Sellami, Wolfgang Brüstle
2008
View 1 Excerpt
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…