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Mega Earthquakes - impacts, cause and predictions

Date, time & venue

2012-05-24;6:30pm to 8:00pm; reception starts at 6:00pm;HKIE

Please note that this event will put those applicants who have been informed that their applications are successful in first priority that they can enter the seminar room once registration at the counter.  Participants who is by walk-in or have not received any confirmation email can ONLY enter the seminar room after the seminar starts.  In case the seminar room is full, they will not be permitted to enter the seminar room.


Due to overwhelming response, the booking for this seminar is full.  Thanks again for your support to the Environmental Division. 


Please note that the same seminar will be conducted on 23 Jul 2012 (Mon).  Relevant details please refer to our website .


(Jointly organized by HKIE-EVD, CVD, AMC, YMC, EAHK and the China Universities Alumni (HK) Association – 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 via .  The number of participants is limited to 80. Attendance certificate will be available. For enquiries, please contact Ir Anthony Kwan at Tel: 9356 4628.


The presentation material can be downloaded via the event website.  The above material is for reference by event participants only and shall not be reproduced or adapted for use unless with express consent from our Division.



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