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Volcanic activity in the Pacific Ring of Fire – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 28th, 2017.

A mass evacuation has been ordered from Vanuatu’s Ambae Island following a volcanic eruption. GNS Science volcanologist Brad Scott is heading to Vanuatu on Friday to work with the local GeoHazards Group. He provided some background information on the Vanuatu, Bali and Mexico volcanoes that are currently active. Brad Scott, volcanologist, GNS Science, comments: “The Pacific Rim of […]

Deaths following Aceh earthquake – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on December 8th, 2016.

There are reports of nearly 100 deaths following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck near Aceh, in Indonesia, late Tuesday evening. The Australian Science Media Centre gathered expert reaction on the earthquake. Please feel free to use these comments in your reporting. Dr Behzad Fatahi, Associate Professor of Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering and a Chartered […]

Indonesian quake in the New Zealand Herald

John Kerr posted in on April 12th, 2012.

The New Zealand Herald‘s Paul Harper rounds up the scientific response to last night’s quake and tsunami warning in Indonesia. An excerpt (read in full here): Indonesian quakes: Horizontal slip prevented tsunami With memories of 2004’s Boxing Day Tsunami fresh in the mind, last night’s magnitude 8.6 earthquake sent people along the Indonesian coastline heading […]

Experts respond: Indonesian quakes and tsunami risk

John Kerr posted in on April 12th, 2012.

Following last night’s earthquake off the coast of Indonesia, the global network of Science Media Centres collected the following expert commentary to provide background and context on the situation. From the AusSMC: Professor Kevin Furlong from Pennsylvania State University is currently in the US and is working with the US Geological Survey on this disaster […]

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