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Public lecture: Hong Kong’s big bang: The story behind the discovery of Hong Kong’s supervolcano
May 13, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM UTC+0
Hong Kong’s big bang: The story behind the discovery of Hong Kong’s supervolcano
Dr. Roderick J. Sewell
(Hong Kong Geological Survey, GEO, CEDD, HKSAR)
ABOUT THE TALK
HONG KONG’S BIG BANG: THE STORY BEHIND THE DISCOVERY OF HONG KONG’S SUPERVOLCANO (Dr. Roderick J. Sewell)
The talk will describe the clues that led to the discovery, what parts of Hong Kong are underlain by the volcano, what and where are its structural components, how the volume of the eruption was estimated, how the eruption might have unfolded, and what would have been the local and global effects.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Dr. Roderick J. Sewell (Hong Kong Geological Survey, GEO, CEDD, HKSAR),has been a member of the Hong Kong Geological Survey for over 26 years. Following completion of his PHD on an extinct volcano in New Zealand, he worked for the New Zealand Geological Survey studying volcanic geology and tectonics, with excursions to the Antarctic and USA.