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Culture Night 2016 at the Geophysics Section, School of Cosmic Physics

Earthquakes and other Geohazards

Despite its lack of large earthquakes, Ireland holds a special place in the history of Earthquake studies thanks to the pioneering work of Robert Mallet in the mid-19th century. Come see the past and present of live earthquake monitoring worldwide, from the heart of Dublin.

Time: 5.00pm – 9.30pm

Location : Geophysics Section, School of Cosmic Physics, 5 Merrion Square,  Dublin 2 (map).

Phone: 01-6535147



Robert Mallet (1810-1881)

“the father of seismology”

Seismic traces of the Italian Earthquake recorded at the IWEX (Wexford) seismic station at 01:40:25 UTC on 24th August 2016.

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs in partnership with regional arts offices, local authorities and cultural organisations throughout the island of Ireland.