Dr. Anne Sheehan likes getting high elevation-ally speaking, that is. Shell be telling viewers about it at her Seeing Beneath Mount Everest: Probing a Breeding Ground of Destructive Earthquakes presentation as part of the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences Distinguished Lecture series. Sheehan, with the University of Colorado, Boulder, recently led a scientific tour of the Mount Everest region, including Nepal and southern Tibet, home to the worlds most violent and unpredictable earthquakes. Recording the earthquake faults beneath the Himalayan mountains, the group placed seismometers in remote, earthquake-prone areas, overcoming the landscape, weather, scorpions, cobras and guerrilla warfare in Nepal in the process.
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