Taking to the seas to discover how the Earth’s surface moves
Although earthquakes are known for being dramatic and, at times, catastrophic, ‘slow slip’ events are more low-profile. Show your students how researchers are trying to understanding more about them and how their findings could improve earthquake forecasting. Included is a summary of a current research project and an interview with Dr Ake Fagereng. The activity sheet includes discussion points (questions that students can answer in groups or individually) and links to find out more about similar research expeditions.