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Geography: When Hazards Meet – What Can Earthquakes Tell Us About Volcanoes? With Dr Jess Johnson From University of East Anglia

March 18 @ 16:15 - 17:00

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Dr Jess Johnson is Associate Professor in Solid Earth Geophysics, School of Environmental Sciences and will present When hazards meet: What can earthquakes tell us about volcanoes?

Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are two common geophysical hazards that pose risk to lives and property around the globe. We generally consider them individually, but did you know that earthquakes always accompany volcanic unrest? We can use measurements of earthquakes to tell us about what is happening inside a volcano prior to and during an eruption, which can help manage response and mitigate risk.

In this session, I will be redefining the terms “earthquake” and “volcano”, examining what we observe during volcanic unrest, and using examples to demonstrate how seismology (the study of earthquakes) can be used in volcanology (the study of volcanoes).


Lecturer Profile: Dr Jess Johnson



Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Geography and related disciplines. Student groups, and individual students and teachers are very welcome to join us.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Environmental Sciences/Geography at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Zoom and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:


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March 18
16:15 - 17:00
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