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The earthquake space

A seismograph measuring an earthquake

Event schedule details

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 June


Event location details

Queen's Tower Rooms

Imperial College London

Create your own mini earthquake, build your own earthquake-resistant structure, and take part in the earthquake shaking challenge!

Earthquakes are some of the most powerful forces on the planet, so how do we build in places where we get lots of earthquakes without everything falling over? Think about what kinds of buildings can withstand earthquakes, build them, and test them on our shaking tables to see if yours can stand up to an earthquake. See seismometers used by earthquake scientists and make your very own earthquake signal. Find out about the latest developments in earthquake research, including how COVID-19 lockdowns made it easier to listen to the Earth's continuous seismic hum!

Visitor information

This is a drop-in event.

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Event categories

  • Family with 12+
  • Family with 7+
  • Workshop
A seismograph measuring an earthquake