In this episode we talk with Folarin Kolawole from the University of Oklahoma about his research into how the reactivation of faults can lead to earthquakes in places where they’ve never before occurred in recorded history. His open-access article “Aeromagnetic, gravity, and Differential Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar analyses reveal the causative fault of the 3 April 2017 Mw 6.5 Moiyabana, Botswana, earthquake” with was published with seven other researchers in September 2017 in Geophysical Research Letters.
- Folarin’s Twitter page
- Moiyabana, Botswana on Google Earth
- Processing techniques applied to data
- Poster presentation on 2009 Karonga earthquake study
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Hosts / Producers
Doug Leigh & Ryan Watkins
How to Cite
Leigh, D., Watkins, R., & Kolawole, F.. (2017, December 12). Parsing Science – Fault Reactivation and Earthquakes. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5915350
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