This class is taught in English as part of the M2 international curriculum at IPGP.
This class addresses the question of earthquake cycle in a broad sense. We review the different earthquake cycle models currently proposed in the literature and we look at the actual data that can be used to falsify models. Emphasis is put on understanding how data relevant to earthquake cycle at different spatial and temporal scales are acquired and combined. Methodologies discussed in the class go from remote-sensing and seismology to geomorpholgy and paleoseismology. Both continental and subduction cases are discussed.
A significant part of the class is conducted through hand-on works, which are opportunities to develop discussions about specific methodologies. Details of topics can vary according to the background of the class.
The target of this class is to give a complete view of the current issues about earthquake cycle, earthquake return time, and fault behavior, at different spatial and temporal scales. It is expected that in this class the students will acquire a good understanding of the toolbox classically used in earthquake geology to be able to critically assess literature and to further conduct research of their own.
Some knowledge of seismology (earthquake location, focal mechanisms…) is expected