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Tuesday 9th December 2008: "Earthquakes, hazards and prediction: Can we ever predict an earthquake?"

Earthquakes are amongst the most powerful natural forces on the planet, with huge associated destructive power. Human devastation has occurred on a massive scale on many occassions throughout history and as the global population expands so does our exposure to earthquake hazard. This talk aims to give an overview of the processes that drive earthquakes and to highlight the inherent problems with predicting earthquakes. It will also discuss what seismologists mean when they talk about seismic hazard and how useful as a concept seismic hazard is.

Come along and join us at 7pm in Blackwells Main Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford.
No ticket, no booking, no scientific background required.

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