7th International Colloquium on Historical Earthquakes & Paleoseismology Studies

26 Februar 2019

L'EOST co-organise le "7th International Colloquium on Historical Earthquakes & Paleoseismology Studies : Past seismicity knowledge for today’s earthquake science";

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Logo RESIFOrganized by RESIF (French seismologic and geodetic network) together with ICGC (cartographic and geological institute of Catalonia), the 7th edition of the International Colloquium on Historical Earthquakes & Paleoseismology studies (ICHEPS-19) will be held from 4 to 6 November, 2019, in Barcelona (Spain).

Knowledge of historical seismicity is fundamental for the comprehension of seismic phenomena as well as for hazard assessment, particularly for regions where damaging earthquakes have long recurrence intervals. In this regard, the study of all data sources giving access to the effects of past earthquakes is essential: while instrumental seismology is “blind” before early/mid XXth century, paleo, archeo and historical approaches allow together to cover centuries of earthquakes through the traces they left in geological formations, buildings and documents.

ICHEPS-19 is titled “Paleo-, archeo-, and historical data of earthquakes: an interdisciplinary discussion of their value and use in seismology”, with three main themes:

  1. From the collection to the interpretation of paleo, archeo, and historical data of earthquakes: pitfalls and challenges.
  2. From seismological data supplied by paleo-, archeo- and historical studies to earthquake parameters, scenarios, and seismic histories: pitfalls and challenges.
  3. An interdisciplinary debate on data representation, levels of data dissemination and accessibility, and treatment of data uncertainties.

We invite you to submit an abstract responding to one of these three themes. Selected papers will result in a balanced program between oral sessions and posters.

Download Abstract template HERE.

Abstracts must be submitted by email to : abstracts7-ICHEPS.

Important dates:

  • Opening for submission for abstracts : 15 February 2019
  • Deadline for registration of a minimum author by abstract : 15 September 2019
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts : 15 September 2019   
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts :30 September 2019

For further questions, please contact Organizers.

Scientific Committee:

  • Paola Albini (INGV- Milano)
  • Josep Battlo (ICGC – Barcelona)
  • Thierry Camelbeeck (ROB - Brussels)
  • Diethelm Kaiser (BGR - Hannover)
  • Oona Scotti (IRSN - Paris)

Organizing Committee:

  • Christophe Sira (EOST/BCSF - Strasbourg)
  • Samuel Auclair (BRGM - Orléans)
  • Sara Figueras (ICGC –Barcelona)
  • Jose Antonio (ICGC- Barcelona)
  • Marion Oswald (Unistra - Strasbourg)


Base fee (150€): covers all the coffee breaks for 4 and 5 november, the Gala dinner on 4 November, the lunch on 5 and 6 november, and the field trip charges (transport, guide). (accommodation is not included).

Student price : 80 € (Student registration fees includes access to the conferences, lunches, coffee breaks, the gala dinner and the field trip charges ; accommodation is not included).

Location: ICGC in Barcelona (Spain)

Field trip: on 6 November 2019 : in the footsteps of the earthquake of 1427, field trip in Region of Amer-Olot ; the excursion proposes a route in different places of geological and historical interest: destroyed churches, assignments to the city of Olot, neotectonic manifestations… with the medieval history department of the University of Barcelona.

Organized by the RESIF and ICGC