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Reconstructing the History of Earthquakes, Mountains, and Volcanoes

A visit with Mian Liu, Professor of Geological Sciences

By Tammy Ritterskamp
Published: - Topics: San Diego Supercomputer Center geology physics database geophysics

Intraplate earthquakes in Northern China

Topics: New Madrid seismic zone

Liu is a part of a collaborative pilot study with colleagues at MU and partners in China, trying to understand why intraplate earthquakes happen so frequently in northern China. Their research involves installing seismometers to image the Earth’s structure, using GPS to monitor crustal motion, and conducting computer simulations in order to understand how earthquakes occur.