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Christchurch earthquake seminar on 2 March 2011

25 February 2011

In response to the Christchurch earthquake, a seminar ‘Understanding Earthquakes’ will be held on Wednesday 2 March, 5–6pm in the Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre.

'Damage to building New Brighton' by Martin Luff

A panel of experts from across UCL and Imperial will discuss the current knowledge of earthquake activity including probabilistic seismic hazard, damage estimation and reconstruction. 

The speakers will be:

  • Damian Grant (EPICentre, UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering)
  • Anna Mason (EngD Student in UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering)
  • Peter Stafford (Civil Engineering, Imperial)
  • Gerald Roberts (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Birkbeck, part of the Joint Research School for Earth Sciences, Birkbeck/UCL).

Entry is by donation with all proceeds going to the British Red Cross NZ Earthquake Appeal. A reception after the seminar has been sponsored by UCL Grand Challenges.

Image: 'Damage to building New Brighton' by Martin Luff on Flickr. Some rights reserved

UCL context

The UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction brings together a range of expertise to maximise the impact and value of the university’s activities in risk and disaster reduction, and to increase and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration and cooperation.

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