Seismic anisotropy, faulting and volcanoes

Date & time

1–2pm 21 June 2018


Jaeger 1 Seminar Room, RSES


Martha Savage (Victoria University of Wellington)

Event series


 Kial Stewart

Seismic anisotropy is formed from the alignment of minerals or cracks and as such, can be used as a tool to study deformation and stress beneath the Earth’s surface.  I will provide an overview of some recent studies, from determination of the deformation mechanisms in the mantle at the plate boundary in New Zealand through studies of changing stress and crack conditions in response to earthquakes and volcanic  activity in New Zealand, Japan and La Reunion.

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