On Saturday the 22nd October the British Geological Survey (BGS) was at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, Scotland with a host of interactive displays and activities to showcase the 'Power of Our Planet'. BGS scientists gave a spectacular selection of Earth Science demonstrations and hands on activities to understand the ways in which we rely on our planet to preserve our way of life, and the ways in which it can threaten it. Amongst the many exhibits were opportunities to learn about how volcanoes erupt, why earthquakes can be so devastating, the causes and impacts of tsunamis and the fascinating power of the Earth’s magnetic field.
The British Geological Survey is the definitive source of landslide information in Great Britain. Landslides are shown on our geological maps and we maintain the National Landslide Database which has over 15 000 records of landslides in Great Britain. Information is gathered from surveys and reports or as part of our responsive work in Great Britain.