With cities around the world in lockdown, scientists could take advantage of the sudden drop in background seismicity to investigate fault zones near urban centers. UTIG research scientist associate, Rob Porritt, helped the Houston Chronicle investigate exactly what’s going on, and how useful that might be in Texas.
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New Zealand’s largest fault is a jumble of mixed-up rocks of all shapes, sizes, compositions and origins. According to research from a global team of scientists, this motley mixture could help explain why the fault generates slow-motion earthquakes known as “slow slip events” as well as destructive, tsunami-generating tremors. “One thing that really surprised […]
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By Arianne Snyder Brooke Kopecky is an environmental geologist currently working at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). She has a degree in geological sciences from the Jackson School and from 2017 to 2019, worked as a student research assistant in UTIG’s climate group. At TCEQ, she works in a project manager role, helping […]