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UMass Amherst- Aboard Scientific Drill Ship Near Japan, UMass Hydrogeologist Will Study a Major Pacific Earthquake-Birthing Zone

When the world's first ocean research vessel equipped with super-deep core-drilling equipment begins its next scientific cruise this month, hydrogeologist David Boutt of the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be aboard, preparing to study subsurface fluids from 1.25 miles below the sea floor, the deepest ever sampled, at a premier earthquake-spawning ground off the coast of Japan. More...