17 Jun 2015

HOBITSS in undersea study to investigate 'silent earthquakes'

From Nine To Noon, 9:36 am on 17 June 2015

A group of seismologist from the United States, Japan, and New Zealand, are measuring slow-slip earthquake activity in Poverty Bay, in the biggest experiment of its kind. It is part of a staged process to understand slow-slip or 'silent quakes'. The multi-million dollar project will eventually culminate in scientists drilling into the offshore fault. Laura Wallace from the University of Texas is the project leader and has designed some of the sensors.