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...