Matthew Agius

Matthew Agius is a recent PhD graduate from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies in Ireland and is now doing research at the University of Southampton (National Oceanography Centre). His research focuses on the dynamics of the lithosphere beneath Tibet, the Central Mediterranean, and the Pacific Ocean. Matthew’s role as a young scientist representative is to promote the efforts done by young researchers and to engage in discussions that concern seismology students. You can reach Matthew via e-mail at

Bulgarian seismologists deploy seismic station in Antarctica

This week we caught up with Gergana Georgieva, an early career seismologist working at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics, Sofia University. Gergana is an assistant professor, and a board member of the Bulgarian Geophysical Society. The team she is working in from Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University has recently been awarded funding from the Science Research Fund of the Bu ...[Read More]

Icequakes! Stick-Slip motion under Western Greenland

Check out this very interesting read about Icequakes, available at the Cryospheric Sciences blog page. Cryosphere is the frozen water part of the Earth system, which includes ice that is found in the ocean, such as waters surrounding Antarctica and the Arctic. Read here: Cryospheric Sciences | Image of the Week: Icequakes! Stick-Slip motion under Western Greenland

Consider this: Take your career one step further

Young scientists meeting corner at EGU General Assembly

Early Career Scientist representative for the Seismology Division Why not take your career one step further? The Seismology Division within the European Geosciences Union is looking for an enthusiastic person to take the role of Early Career Scientist representative for the young generation of seismologists. Making awesome science is very important, but the scientific community does not only need ...[Read More]

Goodnight, sleep tight.

Is this concept bed taking earthquake-safety to the next level? The fact is that an earthquake can happen at any time of day. Unfortunately, the reality is that many die trapped under the rubble of their own homes. The featured beds (shown here via YouTube) show various earthquake-proof bed designs. The beds have strong metal structures that enclose when an earthquake strikes. In case of a buildin ...[Read More]