GFZ German research centre for geo sciences

Section 2.1: Physics of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Public information and earthquake posters

In the event of a major earthquake or volcanic unrest, the Physics of Earthquakes and Volcanoes Section, in collaboration with the sections for Seismology and Seismic Hazard, provides information to the public and press and, where possible, develops public earthquake posters. The posters explain in a nutshell what has happened and explain the seismic, tectonic and geophysical context.

International Training Course "Seismology and Seismic Hazard Assessment"

The GFZ carries out annual training courses "Seismology and Seismic Hazard Assessment" in the field of geosciences and disaster mitigation, as part of the educational training program of the UNESCO. The courses provide theoretical fundamentals and practical training. They are particularly useful for seismological station and network operators, data interpreters, ans those concerned with seismic zoning and hazard assessment.

Contact: Dr. Simone Cesca ,  Assistent: Dorina Kroll

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