Our guest speaker will be Richard Wessels (PhD University Utrecht) and he will give a talk about Haiti structural geology. Prior to that, our annual general assembly will be held.
Afterwards, a buffet dinner is available (free of charge) at Hathor - please register for the event if you wish to have dinner.
17:00-18:00 hrs: Social hour
18:00-18:30 hrs: Annual General Meeting
18:30-19:00 hrs: Lecture
19:00 hrs onwards: Dinner at Hathor
Venue: KIVI building, Prinsessegracht 23, 2514 AP, the Hague
Geology of Haiti: The curious case of the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden Fault Zone
In the afternoon of January 12th 2010, the region around Port-au-Prince in Haiti was struck by an Mw 7.0 earthquake resulting in widespread destruction and fatalities. The event occurred on a satellite fault along the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden Fault Zone (EPGFZ), which is a plate-bounding fault situated in the geologically complex northern Caribbean region. Studies into this fault system conducted in the direct aftermath of the earthquake resulted in more questions than answers. In this talk I will present the results from a series of field campaigns conducted in southern Haiti, and our endeavors to understand the geological evolution of this hazardous and curious fault system.
Den Haag, 2514 AP