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ISE Science Seminar: Plate tectonics, big earthquakes, and tsunamis (examples of Portugal and South China)
February 23 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM UTC+0
ABOUT THE TALK:
Earth is a dynamic planet. So far is the only planet we know that has life, liquid water and plate tectonics. These three features are probably linked in ways we yet have to fully comprehend. However, one of the consequences of living on an active dynamic planet is the natural hazards to which we are exposed, such as earthquakes and tsunamis. In this talk, I will start by explaining what plate tectonics is and explore some of its consequences, with particular emphasis in the seismicity and tsunami hazard of the Portuguese cost and South China. These regions have had some historical events and understanding them can help us to prepare and avoid future catastrophes.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
João Duarte is an Assistant Professor at the University of Lisbon. He has over 40 specialized publications in the fields of tectonics, marine geology and natural hazard, as well as four edited books. He coordinates, since 2015, one of the research groups at his home institute (IDL). In 2017, he was awarded the Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists from the European Geosciences Union (EGU). He is a corresponding member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences and a member of the editorial board of the journal Communications Earth & Environment – Nature Portfolio.
Meeting ID: 814 1287 3625
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