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Public Lecture: Earthquakes from Space

We will be holding a public lecture in the OUMNH Lecture theatre on Thursday 13th September at 4:30pm, on the topic of “Earthquakes from Space.”

Large numbers of satellites currently circle Earth, continuously observing its surface in a variety of ways. In this lecture, Professor Barry Parsons will explain how these satellites may be used to investigate earthquakes - mapping earthquake faults; determining the topography produced by past and recent earthquakes; imaging the displacement of the earth's surface in earthquakes; measuring the straining of near-surface material, strain that will eventually be released in future earthquakes - and to find out what happens in an earthquake below the surface.

We will be holding a public lecture in the OUMNH Lecture theatre on Thursday 13th September at 4:30pm, on the topic of “Earthquakes from Space.”

 

Large numbers of satellites currently circle Earth, continuously observing its surface in a variety of ways. In this lecture, Professor Barry Parsons will explain how these satellites may be used to investigate earthquakes - mapping earthquake faults; determining the topography produced by past and recent earthquakes; imaging the displacement of the earth's surface in earthquakes; measuring the straining of near-surface material, strain that will eventually be released in future earthquakes - and to find out what happens in an earthquake below the surface.

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