Topic: Seismology

Experts Available to Discuss Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

March 11, 2011

University experts are available to talk on today's earthquake in Japan, the tsunami affecting the Pacific region, and safety issues related to construction and nuclear engineering in Japan.

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Geoscientists Find Clues to Why First Sumatran Earthquake Was Deadlier Than Second

July 8, 2010

An international team of geoscientists has uncovered geological differences between two segments of an earthquake fault that may explain why the 2004 Sumatra Boxing Day Tsunami was so much more devastating than a second earthquake generated tsunami three months later. This could help solve what was a lingering mystery for earthquake researchers.

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Clear with a chance of tremors

Feb. 25, 2010
Clear with a chance of tremors

Imagine if the nightly news featured an earthquake forecast alongside your local weather outlook. The CyberShake project, with the help of the university's Texas Advanced Computing Center, is advancing geophysics toward that goal.

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Rapid Response Science Missions Assess Potential for Another Major Haiti Earthquake

Feb. 24, 2010

To help assess the potential threat of more large earthquakes in Haiti and nearby areas, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics are co-leading three expeditions to the country with colleagues from Purdue University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the U.S. Geological Survey and five other institutions.

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