College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in the media between April 27 and May 4, 2015
As the video from the Nepal earthquake came in over the weekend, Don Steeples watched a little more closely than most. As a seismologist, he's devoted his life to studying earthquakes and teaching students about them at the University of Kansas.
He said Nepal is a hot zone for quakes, and he believes they're far from out of the woods. Many more aftershocks are likely to come.
"You'll expect to have somewhere around ten magnitude 6's and somewhere around 100 magnitude 5's," said Steeples.
Here at home, he said these types of earthquakes will likely never strike. On average, Kansas sees only one 6.0 earthquake every 2,000 years, a day we likely won't live to see.
"We know the earthquakes will occur and we'll know roughly how big they will be, we just don't know when," said Steeples.
The New Madrid Fault in southeast Missouri could produce a quake similar in size to the one that hit Nepal, but the major damage would likely be confined to the eastern side of the state, Steeples said.
Additional media coverage includes:
- The Psychological War Being Waged Against Abortion Providers - Think Progress
- Student Organization At KU Assists With Nepal Earthquake Efforts - KCTV5
- Literary mysteries: Books that predicted the future - Minnesota Public Radio
- Denis Kilcommons: Having a chuckle now and then is good for you - Huddersfield Daily Examiner
- Georgia O'Keeffe - Colorado Springs Style
- Godzilla brings son to Washburn for campus visit - Topeka Capital Journal
- What if Paul Davis was elected as Governor of Kansas? - 6 News Lawrence
- Russian student activists learn about university sustainability, environmental initiatives - Newton Kansan
- Thousands dodge Ukraine army in fight with rebels - USA Today
- Russian student activists learn about university sustainability, environmental initiatives – University Daily Kansan
- Q&A: University student in Nepal talks about the impact of the earthquake – University Daily Kansan