06
SEP
2017

Field work in Central Kyrgyzstan

Our past field work campaigns in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan focussed rather on the northern edges of the Tien Shan because we wanted to understand, among other things, where the deformation front is and how deformation propagates into the forelands. In our most recent trip to...
22
MAR
2017

Active faulting and great earthquakes – field work in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan hosts one of the most spectacular faults in Central Asia. The Ashgabat Fault is a more than 300 km long strike-slip feature with a significant vertical component of motion and a remarkable expression in the landscape. Ashgabat, Turkmenistan’s capital, is...
15
OCT
2016

Field work on the Chilik-Chon Kemin Fault in Kazakhstan

The Chilik-Chon Kemin Fault in Kazakhstan caused one of the largest continental earthquakes ever recorded. In 1889, an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of ~M8.3 occurred on this left-lateral strike-slip fault zone and produced more than 100 km of surface ruptures...