Introduction

I focus on how active faults breath through earthquakes. During the past twenty years many progresses have been accomplished in seismology and in long term tectonics. Earthquake geology however remains a field on the edge.

I try to understand how earthquakes distribute through time and space along a fault system and how earthquakes could trigger each others on different segments of a specific fault system. It means to access to the measurement of deformation on very different time scales, from several thousand years to instantaneous deformation. Tools commonly used are neotectonics, paleoseismology, remote-sensing and post-earthquake survey.

Mw7.8 Kokoxili earthquake (Tibet, China), 2001