Influence of Lithosphere Rheology on Seismicity

The lithosphere of the Rhine Graben: is there a causative relationship between modelled mechanical stability and natural seismicity distribution?

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Allianz Climate Risk Research Award for Nivedita Sairam

Nivedita Sairam was honored with second place of the "Allianz Climate Risk Research Award" for her outstanding doctoral thesis on models to predict flood damage.

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A rich source of nutrients under the Earth’s ice sheets

Data from Greenland and Antarctica show: under ice trace elements are mobilised at higher rates than previously assumed.

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1000 km deep in the Earth's mantle: Conditions simulated in the laboratory for the first time

Scientists have succeeded in simulating the extreme conditions of the Earth's mantle at a depth of about 1000 km in the laboratory for the first time.

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Seismic experiment in Ivrea-Verbano zone successfully completed

Seismic experiment in Ivrea-Verbano zone successfully completed. The experiment served to prepare a 4 km deep drilling of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program.

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GFZ’s Board of Trustees appoints Niels Hovius as acting Scientific Director

Niels Hovius is acting Scientific Director of the GFZ. This was decided by the GFZ’s Board of Trustees in its regular autumn meeting today, Friday, November 13.

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Ludwig Stroink elected as IUGS-Councillor

Ludwig Stroink, head of the "International and Project Office" at GFZ, is elected Councillor of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) for the period 2020-2024.

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New mineral discovered in moon meteorite

The high-pressure mineral Donwilhelmsite is important for understanding the inner structure of the earth.

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The International Training Course "Seismology and Seismic Hazard"

The International Training Course "Seismology and Seismic Hazard" has started on 26.10.2020.

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Severe earthquake in the Aegean Sea

On Friday afternoon around 3 pm local time (1 pm CET) a very strong earthquake under the Mediterranean Sea shook the Turkish coast and Greek islands.

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