7.8 magnitude earthquake hits China
May 12, 2008
With the death toll expected to reach into the thousands, China is searching for survivors after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the western part of the country. A University of Minnesota earthquake expert is:
Justin Revenaugh, University of Minnesota Geology and Geophysics professor
Revenaugh can explain the cause of earthquakes and discuss the history of large earthquakes in western China and why they occur there.
To interview this expert, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.