More than 40 experts attended the “7th Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macao Seminar on Earthquake Science and Technology” hosted by the Hong Kong Observatory on 7 and 8 April. Participating organizations included the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) and the Civil Engineering and Development Department in Hong Kong, the Earthquake Administration of Guangdong Province (EAGP), and the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG). Researchers from the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the City University of Hong Kong and the University of Macau were also present at the seminar.
Since 2004, HKO, EAGP and SMG have been taking turns in hosting the biennial seminar, providing a platform for experts and researchers in the field to exchange scientific findings and to establish research collaboration. A record-high number of papers, 29 in total, were presented covering a whole range of topics in seismological science, earthquake monitoring and its application, earthquake risk reduction technology, as well as crustal structure and geophysical field survey. Fruitful results were achieved through in-depth discussion during the seminar.