A preliminary investigation of Holocene neotectonics of Northwest Luzon, Philippines based on uplifted coral terraces and dunes

This pilot project presents the initial phase of a potential long-term project to investigate the nature and timing of Holocene uplift events in Northwest Luzon, Philippines. Such a record will help in characterising the nature and periodicity of large seismic events on the subduction megathrust under the central part of the Manila Trench. The initial survey will apply a combination of geophysical subsurface investigation (GPR) and topographic survey techniques to investigate the subsurface structure of Paoay Dune field and Badoc uplifted reef platforms with a view to target areas for further investigation, including coring and a dating programme employing OSL, 14C and U/Th techniques.

Funding Sources: 

  • Earth Observatory of Singapore

Project Years: 

2013
2014
2015

EOS Team: 

Principal Investigator
Co-Investigator

Collaborators: 

Co-Investigator(s):

Fernando Siringan, Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Arturo Daag, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)

Collaborator(s):

Charlie Bristow, Birkbeck, University of London

Harry Jol, University of Wisconsin-Eau Clair