Lifelong learning – 7.5 credits, Course code GG1006
Start Spring term period 1
Language: Swedish and English

The course will be given on Monday evenings during the 2017 Spring term

This course covers Earth structure, plate tectonics, faults, earthquakes and natural hazards coupled with earthquakes (e.g. tsunamis, landslides and volcanic eruptions). The course includes a one day excursion to Iceland, on the boundary between the Eurasian and North American plates.

Lecture 1: Plate tectonics
Lecture 2: Historical earthquakes
Lecture 3: Faults and seismic waves
Lecture 4: Where is the epicenter and how strong is the earthquake
Lecture 5: Bedrock
Lecture 6:Islands geologi
Lecture 7: Pågående forskning i Husavik och Hafralækur
Lecture 8: Prediction of earthquakes in Iceland
Lecture 9: Tilt measurements
Lecture 10: Tsunamis
Lecture 11: Att förutspå jordbävningar


Course Director
Alasdair Skelton, Geological Sciences, Photo: Eva DalinProf. Alasdair Skelton
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm


Admission requirements

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The course is given every year during the Spring term

The schedule for the spring term 2017 is available now (updated dec. 22)

Course literature

Marshak, S., 2014 or 2015
Earth: Portrait of a Planet –4rd or 5th ed
International Student Edition

W.W. Norton & Co Inc

ISBN-10: 0-393-11826-6 , 039393750X
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-11826-1, 9780393937503


The course ends with a field trip to Iceland during the summer.

Ladda ner Islandsguide Fälthandbok.


is based on a written/oral assessment at the end of the course, a field trip report (or equivalent). Assessment criteria are:
A = Excellent
B = Very good
C = Good
D = Satisfactory
E = Sufficient
Fx = Insufficient
F = Entirely insufficient

The assessment criteria will be outlined at the start of the course. To pass the course, a minimum grade E is necessary
Department of Geological Sciences
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden | Phone: +46 (0)8 16 20 00 | Web administrator ines.jakobsson[at]
In case of emergency call (08) 16 22 16 or (08) 16 42 00