New Research Reveals Hidden Earthquake Trouble Spots

Posted by fh56 at Aug 23, 2011 08:44 AM |
Scientists from The Leicester Lidar Research Unit (LLRU) have developed a technique that can be used in mountainous terrain to virtually deforest the landscape and reveal details of the forest floor topography, including the traces of active faults.

The scientists have pioneered use of the laser probe to map active fault systems in Europe and made the first ever use of the technique to survey high-relief alpine landscapes.

Dr Kevin Tansey, Director of LLRU said, “As we trekked through the forest we found overwhelming evidence for previous fault activity, never before seen by earth scientists".

See the full Press Release for more details.

Posted 8th November 2006.

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