From the bottom up: Researchers explore a most dangerous fault


Seismologists cannot predict earthquakes today, but understanding the physical properties of rocks in fault zones may some day improve the situation. We spoke with Tamara Jeppson, a UW-Madison Ph.D. student, during her 62-day stint with International Ocean Discovery Expedition 362, which is studying what led to the deadly Indonesian tsunami in 2004. The expedition ended Oct. 6.

Tracking source of giant tsunami