Unlocking the secrets of tectonic plates

Dr Martin Reyners presents “unlocking the secrets of tectonic plates’.

Dunedin | 5.30pm Thursday 7 August | Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum

By using earthquake waves themselves to map our underlying plates – the earthquake equivalent of a medical scan – Marsden-funded researchers have developed a three-dimensional model of the rock structure under New Zealand. In the fourth Ten by Ten talk, Martin Reyners will look at how this model has provided an explanation for some of the puzzling features of the Canterbury earthquakes: why there was a long delay between large earthquakes, why they involved so much shaking, and why they migrated to the east.

The talk is free and will be open to the general public.

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