Research Images As Art 2014/15 Gallery

The healing wounds of time

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Mr Luke Wedmore, Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction

Over time vegetation has covered the scars of previous earthquakes in the central Apennines, Italy. High resolution GPS measurements, as shown in this picture, can help to reveals these wounds in the landscape and provides crucial information to earthquake geologists trying to understand how, when and where earthquakes occur. The Aremogna Fault, pictured here, last caused an earthquake in AD1349, but the large hill in the middle ground of this picture shows evidence that there have been numerous large earthquakes on this fault in the last 15,000 years that have now been covered by vegetation and eroded material. The question remains as to when the next destructive earthquake on the Aremogna Fault will occur...?


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