Mexico quake amongst largest intermediate-depth earthquakes ever recorded

Earlier today, a massive earthquake hit Mexico rattling the country’s capital and killing dozens of people. Geoff Abers, an expert of earthquake seismology and a professor of geophysics at Cornell University, says current estimates of an 8.2-magnitude makes this among the largest intermediate-depth earthquakes ever recorded. Bio: http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netid=gaa52   Abers says: “This is an ‘intermediate-depth’ […]

Unusual geophysics may have spared Iran far greater damage

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE April 16, 2013  Unusual geophysics may have spared Iran far greater damage Rowena Lohman, a geophysicist in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, is an expert on earthquake physics. She comments on today’s fatal magnitude 7.8 earthquake near the Iran-Pakistan border, noting that some unusual geophysics may have prevented […]