University of Texas Institute for Geophysics Research Associate Jake Walter contributed to a published study examining the connection between the 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile in 2010 and micro-earthquakes in Antarctica, also known as “icequakes.”
Walter was a postdoctorate researcher at Georgia Tech working at the time of the study with Zhigang Peng, an associate professor in the Georgia Tech School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. The research team studied seismic data from 42 stations on Antarctica during the six hours before and after the Chilean earthquake struck.
“This is one of those findings where you realize the earth works in interesting ways,” Walter stated in an online article published by the Jackson School of Geosciences at University of Texas at Austin.
The study by Peng, Walter and four other co-authors appears in the journal Nature Geoscience.
Read the full feature article, which includes audio, and sound wave and spectrogram charts of the seismic waves in Antarctica, here.