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Rock wall carved by mining equipment
The 500th anniversary of what may have been the largest earthquake ever to affect the UK in historical times occurs on 19 September 2008. Its size was perhaps as large as magnitude 7 (about the same size as the Kobe earthquake of 1995). The …


De la Beche lecture theatre, BGS, Keyworth.
School Seismology Project on YouTube


The BGS shop in Keyworth
New online news site from NERC. Features, blogs & podcasts for the general public


AGI Nov 07
Extension-related processes and rifting in ancient versus modern settings


Archive awareness campaign logo
The British Geological Survey is running free guided archive tours for the public at Keyworth, Nottingham, on Saturday 29th November 2008. This event is in support of the national Archive Awareness Campaign 2008 and is entitled. 'Communities, …'


BGS Digital Geological map
The British Geological Survey (BGS) provides impartial and objective scientific advice on geological matters to a wide range of British and international stakeholders. Canatxx Gas Storage Limited proposes an underground gas storage facility in …


Thin section MN32067
The Nickel Commodity Profile, the latest in this series from the British Geological Survey (BGS), is now available to download from Nickel is of strategic importance to the steel industry. Over the last 12 months, it has …


Xmas snow
Mind how you go this Christmas! - with the seemingly frequent occurrence of flooding, subsidence, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions in the world, we answer the question: How dangerous is geology?


Carbon Dioxide molecules
China's potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS), an essential technology to achieve low global emissions, will be examined next week at a conference of senior scientific experts from China and the EU. It will be hosted by the British …


BGS Digital Geological map
Newly prepared digital geological data revealing promising mineral wealth for Malawi will be unveiled by the Malawi Minister of Mines, the Hon. Ted A. Kalebe at the International Mining Conference and Exhibition, Indaba, Cape Town, on 10 February 2009.


School children enjoying an Open Day at BGS
Gold, dinosaurs, earthquakes, volcanoes, time travel - we have it all! School children find that learning how the earth works can be fun in a dramatic, hands-on event at the British Geological Survey. To mark National Science & Engineering …


CO2GeoNet logo
Europe now has a scientific authority on CO2 storage. CO2GeoNet, Europe's Network of Excellence working on the geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2), will meet in Venice on 18-20th March 2009 to present highlights from five years of …


UK School Seismology Project logo
Scottish school children will be able to measure world earthquakes in their classrooms thanks to the British Geological Survey (BGS). On Wednesday 1 April the Scottish launch of the School Seismology Project will take place at Our Dynamic Earth …


Ulverston Memoir
Cumbria was struck by a magnitude 3.7 earthquake today at 1022 UTC (11:22 BST). Detailed analysis by the British Geological Survey shows that the epicentre was 5km southeast of Ulverston in south Cumbria.


Borehole drilling
On 29 April 2009, John Ludden, Executive Director of the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Marie-Claude Dupuis, Director-General of the French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency (ANDRA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding at …


Water overflow due to flooding
Jonathan Porritt will be a key speaker at the UK Groundwater Forum conference at the Natural History Museum, London on 14th May 2009. This is the tenth annual meeting of the Forum, allowing water companies, regulators and researchers to debate …


Scottish Highland road
A renowned network of walking trails in the US and Canada could soon cross the Atlantic to include Scotland. The British Geological Survey (BGS) and Lochaber Geopark will host council members from the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) on a …


BGS scientists take to the skies in a De Havilland Twin Otter aircraft.
Scientists take to the skies to study the geology and environment of Anglesey and north west Gwynedd.


Photograph of the William Smith Building
The largest wooden-framed open plan office building in the UK will be opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal on 25th June 2009 at the British Geological Survey (BGS) in Keyworth, Nottingham. The William Smith Building is the newest …


Sixth form students reporting on the 'Quarry or Not?' public inquiry
Minerals are essential materials needed to build our homes, schools, hospitals and work places; and the minerals industry is an important part of the UK economy. So how do you balance economic necessity with environmental protection?


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