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The Himalayan Frontal Thrust: Advancements in Paleoseismology and Seismic Hazard Assessment. A seminar from Sam Allan

The Himalayan Frontal Thrust (HFT) has been the center of paleoseismic study for over two decades. Paleoseismic trench investigations have found evidence for earthquake events so large that they dwarf the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha earthquake, which killed 9,000 people.
Geomorphic, geodetic and geophysical studies have added to the rapidly expanding knowledge base, further supporting the occurrence of such large earthquake events. However, this research has made little headway in being incorporated into seismic hazard assessments and mitigation strategies, primarily due to large uncertainties that are inherent in paleoseismic research.

Date Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience All University
Event Category Sciences
CampusDunedin
DepartmentGeology
LocationBenson Common Room (Gn9), Geology Building
Contact Emailallsa187@student.otago.ac.nz

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