Coral Reefs and Earthquake History: Tale is There
July 7, 2015
In a clear sign that all is connected, particularly to our terrestrial coral reefs, researchers who were studying uplifted coral along the eastern coast of one of the western Solomon Islands (Ranongga) found evidence of six earthquakes in the region in the past 3,000 years. This was a significant learning, because the western Solomon Islands were a region thought to be free of large earthquakes until an 8.1 magnitude quake hit in 2007, according to a release.
Nature World News, July 1, 2015
Featuring: Kaustubh Thirumalai, Ph.D student, University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences