19th Feb. PGK Annual General Assembly & Lecture

 Registration is closed for this event

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.




February 19th, 2020 2:00 PM   through   11:00 PM
Prinsessegracht 23
Den Haag, 2514 AP