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EGS Lecture: Core Surprise – What’s Inside a Plate Boundary Fault in Scotland

6 January 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Core Surprise: What’s Inside a Plate Boundary Fault in Scotland
Lucy Mckay, Strathclyde University

The core of the Highland Boundary Fault contains some surprising finds. Digging to expose the fault core near Stonehaven revealed a remarkable sequence of clay and microfossils ‘inside’ this ancient plate boundary fault. Surprisingly the fault core consists of four distinct clay-rich units that remain unmixed. The internal structure of the fault core (i.e., thickness, composition, microstructure) has similarities to active plate boundary faults like the San Andreas fault. This talk will provide an overview of these surprising discoveries and discuss their implications for understanding how earthquakes behave at plate boundary faults.

EGS members will receive the Zoom link to lectures in the Newsletter, and by email through the EGS News email list. If you are not a member, please contact Angus Miller (promotion@edinburghgeolsoc.org) for details.

Details

Date:
6 January 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Website:
https://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/lectures/

Venue

Online Event

Organiser

Edinburgh Geological Society
Phone:
01315555488
Email:
promotion@edinburghgeolsoc.org
Website:
https://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/

Details

Date:
6 January 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Website:
https://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/lectures/

Venue

Online Event

Organiser

Edinburgh Geological Society
Phone:
01315555488
Email:
promotion@edinburghgeolsoc.org
Website:
https://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/