I write a blog on active volcanism worldwide called Eruptions. I collect media reports on volcanic eruptions, distill the sometimes disparate information, discuss the eruptions and the way the eruptions are reported in the media. The blog is visited by thousands of readers a day that vary from casual readers to other volcano researchers.
Teaching Earthquake-Resistant Building Techniques in Guatemala
Earthquakes occur in tectonically active regions throughout the world, and often cause major loss of life and damage to infrastructure. Geologists have so far been unable to develop reliable techniques to give warning before an earthquake strikes, and therefore efforts to reduce damage and loss of life are focused on increasing survivability. I recently made a number of presentations in Guatemala on earthquake-resistant design and building practices for local architects and builders. I hope to continue with this teaching as opportunities arise.