An earthquake of M6.7 struck the notoriously seismologically-vulnerable state of Alaska. How big was it in context, and what was its cause?
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.