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Seminar on mega earthquakes - impacts, cause and predictions

Date, time & venue 
2012-07-23;6:00pm reception for 6:30pm - 8:00pm;HKIE

(Jointly organised with the EV Division, AMC, YMC, Engineers Australia Hong Kong Chapter and the China Universities (HK) Alumni -Engineers Division)

Programme highlights
In the past ten years, many mega earthquakes occurred and caused many casualties to human beings and devastating disasters to the environment. In this seminar, the speaker will give a brief review on the impacts of the mega earthquakes happened in the PRC and around the Pacific Ocean in recent years. He will also discuss the cause of earthquakes and use facts to show that the earthquake energy is the volumetric expansion energy of highly compressed and dense natural (methane) gas escaped from deep crust traps along deep fault zones. Based on this energy hypothesis, the speaker will explain the reasons why many seismologists believe that the next damaging earthquake is unpredictable. He will further put forward a new approach for effective and accurate prediction of the next damaging earthquake.

Ir Dr Quentin Z Q Yue, Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Hong Kong 

Registration & enquiries
The number of participants is limited to 80. For registration, please register online via the website at For enquiries, please contact Ir Anthony Kwan at Tel: 9356 4628. Attendance certificate will be available.



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