COMET Webinar - Matthew Watson - TODAY 10 September 2019 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)

Daniel Juncu D.Juncu at
Tue Sep 10 09:30:22 UTC 2019

Dear Colleagues,

A reminder that the next COMET Webinar is on today:

Dr. Matthew Watson (University of Bristol) will be presenting a talk entitled:

The fatal eruption of Volcan de Fuego, Guatemala – causes, consequences and a brighter future?​

(abstract below)

The webinar will take place on Tuesday the 10th of September 2019 at 16:00 BST (GMT+1).

If you want to attend the webinar please register at

We encourage you to watch the webinar together if there are multiple viewers at your institution because the attendance is limited.

The 3rd of June eruption of Volcan de Fuego, Guatemala killed hundreds, if not thousands of Guatemalans living in the town of San Miguel Los Lotes. The disaster is a familiar story of vulnerable and exposed populations being killed by a not unusually high magnitude event. UK academics, many from COMET, responded, and provided critical data that aided in disaster response. I will discuss (i) the causes of the eruption, including a review of recent eruptive activity and some social context; (ii) the ongoing consequences of the eruption and; (iii) where Guatemalan agencies are heading. I will round up with some thoughts about leading the disasters’ charter response and what can and can’t be expected of academics.

All the best,

Daniel Juncu & Fabien Albino

COMET - Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics<>


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