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Insight into Earthquakes and Volcanoes

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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Williamson Building

Oxford Road

Manchester

M13 9PL

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Feel the heat of molten lava and see the earth shake at the University of Manchester!

Meet scientists who have spent their careers studying active volcanoes and active faults, take part in physical and numerical experiments and learn about key volcanic and tectonic processes, first hand. You’ll discover how calderas collapse after major eruptions, how mineral chemistry affects the flow rate of 1000 °C lava flows, and what volcanologists do when they are working on an active volcano. We’ll examine how the earth moves with experiments that reproduce the earthquake engine, and what happens during earthquakes using numerical models of fault systems, before summarising the main take-home scientific lessons from the day, and concluding with a bang, with an outdoor explosive eruption.

This event is suitable for Year 12 & 13 students and is free to attend.

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