GeoLog

GeoLog

Christchurch NZ Earthquake

You may have seen that there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 that struck Christchurch, New Zealand at 1251 local time on Tuesday. Christchurch experienced an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 in September 2010.

For more information you may be interested in the following links:
The USGS and BGS have information pages on the 22 February earthquake. The New Zealand Herald reports that ice was shaken loose from the Tasman Glacier at Aoraki Mt Cook National Park [link] and has more reports and images from Christchurch itself on its website.

In New Zealand itself, <GNS Science is the relevant government agency (the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited). They have pages on the 4 September 2010 Earthquake and Earthquake Monitoring in New Zealand.

Earthquakes and related topics at the EGU General Assembly 2011 fall under the Seismology Division , the Earthquakes and Tectonics section of the Tectonics and Structural Geology Division and Earthquake Hazards section of the Natural Hazards Division.

EGU General Assembly 2011 Programme

The EGU GA 2011 Programme is now online.

The scientific programme of the General Assembly 2011 includes Union Symposia, Interdivision Sessions, Educational and Outreach Symposia, as well as oral and poster sessions on disciplinary and interdisciplinary topics covering the full spectrum of the geosciences and the space and planetary sciences. Furthermore, Key Note and Medal Lectures, Great Debates in the Geosciences, Short Courses, Townhall Meetings, and Splinter Meetings complete the overall programme.

There are five different approaches to access the programme in your preferred way:

Meeting Programme: Online view of the oral and poster sub-sessions, their time and location, sorted by conference days and programme groups;
Session Programme: Online view of the sessions and their oral and poster sub-sessions, sorted by programme groups and session numbers;
Personal Programme: Online tool to generate your own personal programme by selecting specific presentations or sessions. To be printed, saved in the Copernicus Office (for later recall or modification), or generated as PDF;
Papers of Special Interest: Listing of those abstracts which were selected by the respective Conveners to be of special interest for the press & media representatives.

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna for the General Assembly 03-08 April 2011.

Imaggeo on Mondays: Vatnajokull glacier from a plane

Vatnajokull glacier from a plane

Image by: Lamquin Nicolas ,CNRS/IPSL LMD, Paris – France , distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence. The third biggest ice cap in the world, the Vatnajokull in Iceland, seen from plane, taken October 1, 2008.

Imaggeo is the online open access geosciences image repository of the European Geosciences Union. Every geoscientist who is an amateur photographer (but also other people) can submit their images to this repository. Being open access, it can be used by scientists for their presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licenced and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

European Geosciences Union Publications

The EGU has been a pioneer in open-access publications, the mission statement can be found on the publications page of the EGU webpage. This is alongside EGGS, the EGU newsletter.

There are currently 16 open access peer-reviewed journals, each with their own homepage which can be found on the publications page.

On Fridays, articles from the journals will be highlighted along with research presented at the EGU General Assembly 2011.