Saturday, 31 January 2015

Feb 5th - Bath Geological Society AGM and Earthquakes in Asia

Bath Geological Society Annual General Meeting 7.00 p.m. 
followed by the lecture at 7.30p.m.
Searching for ancient earthquakes in the interior of Asia
Dr. Richard Walker, Dept. Earth Sciences, University of Oxford

 Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan are lands of high mountains, faults, and earthquakes in the heart of Asia. The active deformation is due to the collision of India and Asia, which has generated faulting and mountain-building covering a region stretching from the Himalaya to Siberia, and is one of the main testing-ground for theories of continental tectonics.
In this lecture, Richard will describe some of his travels in central Asia, and will show the ways in which the landscape has been influenced by active faults and earthquakes. He will give examples of earthquakes from history and from prehistory, and will examine the hazard faced at the present-day.
7.00 p.m. 16 Queen's Square, Bath
Everyone welcome - free refreshments

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