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Experts Available to Discuss Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

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.

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

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

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.

Rapid Response Science Missions Assess Potential for Another Major Haiti Earthquake

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.