Seminar offers insight into devastating earthquake, tsunami

deep-sea vessel Chikyu

Jim Sample, professor of geology, will present research findings from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program related to the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011.

Sample will discuss research results at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in room 103 of Geology, building 12. The project, which was supported by several agencies, included drilling into the rupture zone with the objectives to install a borehole observatory and collect rock samples from across the fault.

The 9.0 magnitude Tohoku-Oki earthquake and subsequent tsunami killed 19,000 people and caused an estimated $381 billion in damage.

For information, visit the seminar series website.