An article from the Scientific American interviews Robert Yeats, a professor emeritus of geology at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Yeats as well as the New Zealand Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences are working on a project funded by the Global Earthquake Model to map all of the active faults on Earth. This Global Faulted Earth project will include a global active fault and seismic source database . Yeats says, “At some point in the not too distant future, if you hear about an earthquake in a place like Christchurch, you will be able to click on this database to find out what is known about it.”
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