Seismology Geeks Have a Big Ally in the Moore Foundation

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore's Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation granted $757,876 to University of California's School of Earth & Marine Science this month to support the Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project (JFAST). JFAST is the world's "first ever underwater earthquake 'observatory.'" They drilled at the site of the "Tohoku megathrust earthquake," which occurred in March of 2011 and produced the tsunami that devastated Japan.

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