Scientist keeps his focus on earthquakes and tsunamis

Poor planning: Fishermen's homes in Banda Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia. The people of Asia are vulnerable to tsunamis as homes are built on shorelines and commercial activities occur there too. - Filepic

Much work is being done to better-forecast the occurrence of these natural disasters.

Did you know that the filling of a man-made water reservoir can induce tremors in the earth? In fact, there has been at least half a dozen reservoir-triggered earthquakes registering magnitudes 6.0 and larger, causing substantial damage and killing hundreds.

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