Mitigating Disasters: Earthquake Response in the 21st Century with Gavin Hayes
September 26, 2013
Earthquakes are a natural part of the world we live in – a consequence of the relative motions of tectonic plates, which make up the jigsaw puzzle of the Earth’s outer shell. We cannot prevent them, and in a world in which populations are increasing – notably in megacities that are often located in areas of high seismic hazard – we must learn to better mitigate their impact.
The Annual IRIS Lecture Series is presented in collaboration with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology.