Where is the Dead Sea fault?
I have been working in 2 areas along the fault, highlighted on the opposite map:
- in south-western Jordan, on the southern fault segment, called the Wadi Araba fault: there we conducted an extensive active tectonics project that aims at understanding the seismic behavior of this simple fault segment. Our approach includes fault slip rate determination at various time scales, from present to 300 ka, and paleo-seismology.
>> Read more: - GPS versus long-term slip rate on the Wadi Araba fault
- Paleo-seismology on the Wadi Araba fault
- in Lebanon, on the main strike-slip fault segment, called the Yammouneh fault: a series of tectonic basins along the fault offer the possibility to compare paleo-earthquake records from different sites and discuss rupture lengths and fault segmentation.
>> Read more: Paleo-seismology on the Wadi Araba fault