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🆕 Another new paper published in #TEKTONIKA #doaj :

Structural Observations of the Northern North Sea: Insights into Rift Failure Dynamics

In this paper G. Peron-Pindivic et al. have studied the Norwegian Continental Shelf to identify similarities and differences between failed rifts and the successful rifted margins.

🆕 New paper in #Tektonika #DOAJ:

Holocene Earthquakes on the Tambomachay Fault near Cusco, Central Andes.

Rosell et al. have studied active faults and past #earthquakes near the historical town of #Cuzco, former capital of the Inca empire, in the Peruvian #Andes.

The Nobel Prize season starts pretty well:
1 ♀️
1 ♂️
hope this will continue.
Congrats to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman !

A new paper by IPGP and OVPF researchers A. Lavayssière and L. Retailleau:

Capturing ’s deep plumbing system and its spatiotemporal evolution with -

With a beautiful evaluation of location uncertainties

L'Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris a eu 100 ans en 2021.

Un livre, paru la semaine dernière raconte son histoire et illustre quelques avancées scientifiques majeures.

Today, digging through archives, I found few old papers by Maurice Mattauer – my PhD supervizor looooooong time ago – Paul Tapponnier – with whom I worked for many years here at IPGP – François Proust – One of my teachers when I was an undergraduate – and Jean-Pierre Petit.

I extracted some figures for my blog.

They are about the High Atlas mountains and Tizi n'Test Fault, site of the Morocco 8 Sept and of the ensuing that claimed thousands of lives.

Have a look to my blog post:

For those who don't already know, I intermittently maintain a blog called:
“The Beauty of Tectonics – The art of geological sections & other tectonic sketches and amazing maps”

It's here:


J'ai répondu à 3 questions sur la chaîne Youtube de l'IPGP:

📺 du 8 septembre au - Robin Lacassin, chercheur CNRS et géologue à l'Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris et à l'Université Paris Cité revient sur le contexte sismo-tectonique et les mécanismes à l’origine de ce tremblement de terre.

Plusieurs catastrophes en Méditerranée ces derniers jours.
Les pluies diluviennes et en Espagne et Grèce sont aggravées par le changement climatique. Ce n'est pas le cas du au Maroc qui est un évènement naturel sans lien avec les activités humaines.

Même si des séismes de magnitude faible à modérée peuvent être déclenchés par l'homme, par exemple lors d'exploitations pétrolières, la très grande majorité des séismes destructeurs sont naturels et liés au fonctionnement géologique des failles et à la des plaques.

Les comme celui du Maroc sont des aléas naturels. La arrive lorsque ils se combinent à la importante des constructions.

En cela, il n'y a pas de vraie "catastrophe naturelle", il y a toujours un facteur humain pour passer de l' au désastre.

Pensées et courage aux populations affectées ♥️

destructeur au Maroc. Magnitude Mw6.9, epicentre à ~70km au sud-ouest de Marrakesh.

Le mécanisme (tenseur de moment) implique une rupture sur une faille chevauchante liée à la tectonique du Haut Atlas.

Pensées pour les victimes, et courage ♥️

We are in September and France is sweating under a strong repeatedly breaking monthly record at many places.

T°max last 24h, only values ≥34°C indicated.

Map source InfoClimat:

Meanwhile, the first page of Le Monde reference journal 👇🏼

"Climate, the summer of global shift"

First time an alert is issued in September by @meteofrance.
Area includes Paris conurbation and the entire Île de France. Forecast T° max 35-37°C, and tropical nights (>20°C).

We are in climate emergency.

And then, they were 8 !

We are very excited to welcome Kim Welford and Graeme Eagles to our Executive Editors team 🙌

We will continue recruiting editors over the coming months, so if you'd like to join the team apply via (the form is pinned to the right-hand sidebar)

#DOAJ #openscience #Tektonika

Exceptional sat. image (Terra/MODIS) of the low-pressure area (cut-off low) off coast of Portugal. It carries Saharan dust across the Mediterranean and generates a record-breaking in the west and center of France. Dusty skies covers NE Spain and SW France.

Le Monde et Meteo France:

"L’été 2023, marqué par une exceptionnelle fin août, est parmi les plus chauds historiquement mesurés en France, seulement battu par l’été record de 2003 et les deux étés très récents de 2022 et 2018, a annoncé lundi 4 septembre Météo-France."


It's September 4th.
Coming back from summer break?
Coming back from the field?

Urgent to read our first editorial !

It outlines the journal's story and our future plans and objectives (for #Tektonika #DOAJ and #openscience).

Give it a read! >

That song 👇🏽 for awareness by Pashupati Sharma & Devi Gharti Magar with the words of Dr. Shiba Subedi from at School in 🙏🏽👏🏽❤️

Chorus says "Everyone learns how to prepare to survive an earthquake".

"Seismology at School in Nepal" program has been working to make people aware of earthquakes and their better preparation in Nepal.

Today, one of the oldest and most famous French weather observatory, Mont Aigoual at 1567m asl, smashed its 125yr old record, overpassing 30°C for the first time, with 30.3°C 🌡️ (and the day is not finished).

At lower altitude in SE France, 40°C largely overpassed everywhere. August all time records, sometimes absolute records, smashed in many places.

Strangely the voices of the climate change denialists have become silent…

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