Earthquakes tsunamis and Japans explosive geology

Geological records of earthquakes and tsunamis affecting Japan and the surrounding region will be the subject of the 58th Annual Bennett Lecture on 13 March, which is being hosted by our Department of Geology.

The lecture, ‘Plate tectonics in action: Earthquakes, tsunamis and the geology of Japan’, will be delivered by Professor Simon Wallis, from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan. He will investigate how geological records can help understand the recently recognised phenomenon of slow earthquakes, reveal the frequency of tsunamis, and help people plan for living on a plate boundary.

Professor Wallis will look at how the recording of earthquakes and tsunamis can help to provide an improved understanding of these tectonic hazards.

This 58th Annual Bennett Lecture is free to attend and open to students, staff, graduates and members of the public. The lecture takes place on Monday 13 March at 6pm in Theatre 1 of the Bennett Building at the University of Leicester. Teas and coffees will be available from 5.30pm in the Bennett Foyer.

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