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Seismology Research at BGS

Our research is focussed on three areas:

  • Improve understanding of the driving forces for earthquakes in the British Isles and the geological factors controlling their distribution
  • Develop comprehensive models for the seismic properties of the crust and upper mantle underlying the British Isles
  • Develop and apply new methods to improving understanding of seismic hazard.

PGA hazard map of the UK for a 2,500 year return period.