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Earthquake dangers

Series : Risques majeurs

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  00:15:00  2001  Color  Sound

Turkey is one of the most earthquake-prone regions in the world. In August 2001, a team of French researchers on board the oceanographic vessel Marion Dufresne began to study the tectonic fault which runs under the sea of Marmara. Core samples 50 meters long were obtained using the vessel's equipment, and are used to study the last 100,000 years' worth of sediment. Past earthquakes are identified by the occurrence of disturbances in the column of sediment. The scientists thus demonstrate the cyclical development of earthquakes.

Audiovisual processPrises de vues réelles. Utilisation de films d'archives.
Commentaire voix off et interventions en son direct en français et en turc sous-titré. Musique originale (Didier Pascalis).
PersonnalitiesBARKA Aykut(ITU, Istanbul (Turquie)); MERCIER de LEPINET Bernard(Mission Marmacore, Univ. Nice); MEYER Bernard(IPG, Paris); BALUT Yvon(IFRTP)
NotesITU : Université technique d'Istanbul.
IPG : Institut de physique du Globe.
IFRTP : Institut français pour la recherche et la technologie polaire.


Earth Sciences


Marmara sea ; Turkey

Technical Sheet
Item No.960
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportDigital Beta
Delivery supportBeta SP