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Understanding earthquakes using the geological record

17 February - 18 February

This meeting will focus on the interplay between deformation, metamorphism, and rheology of the lithosphere.

Modern geophysical research is revealing increasingly complex and spatially variable fault zone behaviours. The properties and deformation of the ductile crust and mantle are controversial, as is their influence on the overlying faults. Current models indicate a close coupling between metamorphism, rheology and deformation, but remain poorly constrained by geological observations.

The meeting will unite international experts in geodesy, seismology, metamorphism and rheology to characterise and understand the geological controls on fault behaviour, guiding future studies and advancing our understanding of earthquake hazard.

Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.

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The Royal Society, London
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom


The Royal Society


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