Faults and earthquakes, April 2014

Ruben Fritzon, Bradley Goodfellow and Mikael Amlert from Stockholm University visited Messinia and Lakonia in April. They were searching for normal faults with fresh scarps which can tell the story about the history of earthquakes in the area. They started in the area of Kalamata and continued down to Gerolimenas. The small village of Gereolimenas has a beautiful normal fault scarp facing south which can be seen from the village. The fault scarp was analysed with a portable XRF in order to find geochemical information about the slip history of the fault. They also visited the Sparta fault and the area north of the Gulf of Corinth.