Surveys on environmental tectonics. Special volume.

S.A.P.L. Cloetingh, T. Cornu

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    Until now, research on neotectonics and related seismicity has mostly focused on active plate boundaries characterized by generally high earthquake activity. Current seismic hazard estimates for intraplate areas are commonly based on probabilistic analyses of historical and instrumental earthquake data. The accuracy of these hazard estimates is limited by the nature of the data (e.g. ambiguous historical sources) and by the restriction of available earthquake catalogues to time scales of only few hundred years, which are geologically insignificant and not suitable to describe the tectonic processes causing earthquakes. This is especially relevant to intraplate regions where faults show slow slip rates resulting in long average recurrence times for large earthquakes (10
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)235-240
    JournalQuaternary Science Reviews
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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    doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2004.07.012


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