When Earth Attacks: Why an Old Planet Causes Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Date and TimeMonday, October 15, 2012
- DeVos Center » 122E - Loosemore Auditorium
When Earth attacks: recent large earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions remind us that the Earth is an active planet with shifting plates and moving continents. We will explore why the old Earth is still this active and how a comparison with other planets shows a possible benefit to slow moving tectonic plates.
The lecture is free and open to everyone.