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Active tectonics of the central Apennines. Talk by Prof Ken McCaffery

Friday 4 December, 7pm-8pm
Great North Museum: Hancock

The historical record of Italy shows that many destructive earthquakes have taken place in central Italy. This talk will highlight ongoing work to understand activity on the normal fault systems that are responsible for the present-day active tectonics and to discuss implications for seismic hazard in the region including Rome itself.

Ken McCaffrey is a Professor in Earth Sciences at Durham University. He has made significant contributions to the fields of continental tectonics, particularly basement inheritance and igneous intrusion and fractured reservoir description.