The conference "Fewer glaciers, more earthquakes? ", presented by Riccardo Vassalo, lecturer at theInstitute of Earth Sciences (ISTerre), UFR Sciences and Mountainswill take place on Thursday 08 April 2021 at 6pm at La Turbine (entrance by the cinema La Turbine) in Annecy.
It will also be held on :
- Monday 12 April 2021 at 6pm in Saint-Genis-Pouilly (Pays de Gex)
- Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 6pm in Chambéry
The conferences will be held subject to the health conditions linked to the Coronovirus (COVID-19) epidemic and in compliance with the safety regulations in force at the event venue.
About the Conference
Glaciers are melting rapidly all over the Earth in response to ongoing global warming, with well-known consequences on the surface of the globe. However, the disappearance of large volumes of ice could have an impact on a natural phenomenon that occurs at a depth of several kilometres: seismicity. This phenomenon is particularly spectacular in the Andes of Patagonia on the scale of the last 20,000 years following the last great ice age. For the last century and a half, the glaciers in this region have been melting again very fast with record rates. Over the same period, several large earthquakes have occurred. Is this a coincidence or are current conditions comparable to the post-glacial period? What about the seismic risk in the Alps?