Topic: Earthquake

Earthquake Triggers “Slow Motion” Quakes

Sept. 11, 2017
New Zealand slow slip

Slow slip events are thought to be able to trigger earthquakes. In a study led by UT Austin, scientists have found the first instance of the reverse—an earthquake triggering a series of slow slip events.

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World’s Shallowest Slow-Motion Earthquakes Detected

May 5, 2016
Seafloor absolute pressure gauges

Research published in the May 6 edition of Science indicates that slow-motion earthquakes can rupture the shallow portion of a fault that also moves in large, tsunami-generating earthquakes.

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Texas Engineer Joins Rapid Response Mission to Nepal

May 27, 2015
Daene McKinney

Civil engineering professor Daene McKinney will assess post-earthquake damage to lakes in Nepal that may pose a threat to mountain communities.

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Preventing Earthquake Damage

July 24, 2013
Preventing Earthquake Damage

A team of Cockrell School engineers is working in New Zealand to understand soil structures in earthquake zones. The goal: buildings that resist damage. Learn more.

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Examining Haiti's infrastructure post-quake

Jan. 12, 2012
Engineer Wassim Ghannoum (right) assessed which critical buildings, such as schools and hospitals, were still safe to use.

Two years ago a catastrophic earthquake ravaged Haiti. Professors from the Cockrell School were among a team of engineers and scientists that evaluated Port-au-Prince's infrastructure for safety.

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