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Science on Tap - Earthquakes

Jan 21, 2016 5:30 PM - Feb 12, 2015 7:00 PM
UnQuarked Wine Room
145 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 USA
Paul Johnson - Los Alamos National Laboratory
Linda Anderman
(505) 665-9196

Event Description

Science on Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each time. It begins with an informal 15 minute talk and is followed by a lively group discussion.

Science on tap

Does One Big Earthquake Lead to Another?

While large earthquakes have occurred throughout the Earth's history, their number has dramatically increased in the last ten to fifteen years. What is it that makes the earth move under our feet? How is it that earthquakes can cause other earthquakes? Can human activities, such as “fracking,” also trigger earthquakes?

Paul Johnson with the Lab's Geophysics group will help explore this topic.

Join us for an educational and earthshaking presentation.