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New Method Of Dating Past Earthquakes, Assessing Future Ones Discovered

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January 13, 1999
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Vanderbilt University
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A Vanderbilt University researcher has unearthed a new way of dating earthquakes, providing a more precise timeline for past quakes and allowing for a more accurate way of assessing the probability of future quakes. Jay S. Noller, assistant professor of geology, made the discoveries while studying the Hebgen Lake fault in Montana.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Vanderbilt University researcher has unearthed a new way of dating earthquakes, providing a more precise timeline for past quakes and allowing for a more accurate way of assessing the probability of future quakes. Jay S. Noller, assistant professor of geology, made the discoveries while studying the Hebgen Lake fault in Montana. His research was featured in the Nov. 6 issue of the journal Science.


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