School of GeoSciences

EGS - Is earthquake activity increasing?

EGS - Is earthquake activity increasing?


Hutton Lecture Theatre, Grant Institute, King's Buildings


Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Dr Brian Baptie, BGS Scotland

Destructive earthquakes often lead to speculation that earthquake activity is increasing. But is there really any hard evidence to support this? I will draw on earthquake statistics and geophysics to discuss this question with notable examples of how earthquake activity rates can change.

Brian Baptie is head of the Earthquake Seismology team at BGS in Edinburgh, and is often to be heard in the media in response to major earthquakes world-wide.

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Edinburgh Geological Society