GEO-Wednesday: Hunting for fossil earthquakes in the Norwegian rocks

This month Luca Menegon from the Njord Centre and Heidi Morstang from the University of Plymouth will talk at GEO-Wednesday.

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Looking closely at rocks may give us important clues on how earthquakes form, on how much energy they release, and at which depth in the Earth’s crust they occur. In this presentation, Luca will present a journey through spectacular rock outcrops in Norway that show evidence of ancient seismic events, and that are famous worldwide for their exceptional exposure of fossil earthquakes that occurred deep in the continental crust some hundreds of millions of years ago. The filmmaker Heidi Morstang will introduce her documentary about an international team of geologists who looked at fossil earthquakes in the Lofoten rocks in 2017.

Luca Menegon is Professor of Geology at the Njord Centre and the Department of Geosciences at UiO. Heidi Morstang is Associate Professor in Photography at the University of Plymouth, UK.

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The event will be live streamed

Published May 10, 2021 7:17 PM - Last modified Nov. 23, 2021 2:24 PM