In Nepal on 25 April and 12 May this year, the earth abruptly shook. Two earthquakes of magnitude 7.9 and 7.3 on the Richter scale destroyed the country. Earthquakes are devastating forces for humans, yet constructive forces for the earth: they created the Himalayas and are responsible for the separation of the continents. Every time a disaster like the one in Nepal occurs, the same doubts emerge in society: Can earthquakes in some way be prevented? Why do they occur? What is the source of their destructive capability? Which countries have the greatest seismic risk? What is the probability that there will be a large earthquake in our location?
Arturo Apraiz, Professor of Geodynamics at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU will answer these questions in a talk entitled “Earthquake in Nepal: a sudden and constantly evolving devastation”. The event will take place on 23 June in Azkuna Zentroa.
Zientziateka is a monthly initiative organised by the Chair of Scientific Culture of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU and Azkuna Zentroa to raise awareness of current scientific matters. The talk will be in Basque.
Tickets should be collected from the Azkuna Zentroa Information Point. Entry is free.