Deglacial paleoseismicity in Sweden: the 9663 BP Iggesund event

Nils-Axel Mörner (Lead / Corresponding author), Per Einar Tröften, Rabbe Sjöberg, Douglas Grant, Sue Dawson, Christian Bronge, Ole Kvamsdal, Alf Sideén

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    The Iggeesund event is an example of the high seismicity which occurred in Fennoscandia during deglaciation as a function of the high rate of glacial isostatic uplift. This event is dated to varve 9663 BP. The Iggesund-Hudiksvall area is represented by intensive postglacial fracturing of the bedrock recorded over an area of at least, 50 x 50 km. The most remarkable locality is the Boda cave system; a hill fractured into a field of large detached blocks with a cave system of more than 2 km length. In the varve-year 9663 BP, an extensive turbidite was spread over an area of 210 x 80 km. Liquefaction structures are recorded over an area of 80 x 30 km and can be assigned to the same varve year. Structures and deposits of a tsunami are recorded over 80 x 50 km.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1461-1468
    Number of pages8
    JournalQuaternary Science Reviews
    Issue number14-15
    Early online date22 Sept 2000
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2000

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Global and Planetary Change
    • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
    • Archaeology
    • Archaeology
    • Geology


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