Jennifer Young

About Jennifer Young

Jennifer Young gained an Honours degree in Geography from Edinburgh University, where her studies included a range of topics in both physical and environmental geography.

She subsequently undertook and completed a BSc in Geosciences with the UK’s Open University, which allowed her to pursue her interest in large-scale earth processes, such as plate tectonics, and earth systems, such as climate and oceanography. Her course involved the preparation of a 5,000 word thesis on earthquake prediction.

M7.6 Earthquake Strikes off the Solomon Islands: 13 April 2014

Major earthquakes (at least M7.6) in the western Pacific since 1900. Image credit: USGS

A large earthquake south of the Solomon Islands is the second to strike the western Pacific in recent days. What caused these earthquakes, and are they linked?

Chile Dominates, but Earthquakes Also in Panama and Yellowstone: 28 March-3 April 2014

Chile's earthquake sequence dominated the week's seismic activity. Image credit: USGS

The quakes in Chile dominated the week’s earthquake activity – but there were also noteworthy tremors in Panama and the United States.

M8.2 Earthquake off Chile: 1 April 2014

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Chile’s M8.2 earthquake of 1 April 2014 is the largest in the world this year. The quake took place in an area recently undisturbed by major tremors: a so-called ‘seismic gap.’

M5.1 La Habra Earthquake: a Warning for Los Angeles?

Surface and subsurface fault maps of LA. Image credit: USGS/SCSN

Are the recent earthquakes in California normal, or should Los Angeles residents, and other members of the Golden State, take the quakes as a warning?

Andaman Sea, Fiji and Idaho: Earthquakes 21-27 March 2014

Earthquakes 21-27 March 2014. Image credit: USGS

Earthquake aftershocks accounted for an increase in seismic activity this week. There were interesting – and differing – earthquakes near Fiji and in the Andaman Sea.