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Seminar on Mega Earthquakes - impacts, cause and predictions

Date, time & venue 
2012-05-24;6:30pm to 8:00pm;HKIE Seminar Room


Jointly organised

Jointly organized by CVD, EVD, AMC, YMC and the China Universities (HK) Alumni – Engineers Division


Programme Highlights

In the last ten years, many mega-earthquakes occurred and caused many casualties to human beings and devastating disasters to environments. In this seminar, Dr. Yue will give a brief review on the impacts of the mega-earthquakes happened in China and around the Pacific Ocean in recent years.  He will then discuss the cause of earthquakes.  He will 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, Dr. Yue will explain the reasons why many seismologists believe the next damaging earthquake unpredictable. He will further put forward a new approach for effective and accurate prediction of the next damaging earthquakes.



Ir Dr. Quentin ZQ Yue, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong


Registration & Enquiries

Pleases register online on the relevant event notice of HKIE Environmental Division website.  Please click . The number of participants is limited to 80. Attendance certificate will be available. For enquiries, please contact Ir C. S. Lam at Tel: 91527659.

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