No Photo Terry Wei
Summer Intern (2013)

Harvard Seismology Group
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Harvard University

Research Interests

Research interests: Earthquakes are events that literally change the world; one tectonic plate subducts under another and the world is changed. Seismological events occurring right after the earthquake, aftershocks, can be equally as powerful and so detection for said events is vital. I am studying back projection analysis of earthquakes in order to find hidden earthquakes that cannot be detected by traditional equipment. I am currently analyzing the 2011 Japan earthquake to see if that there were any clues prior to the earthquake to hint towards the event of the earthquake. I also find the topic interesting in that during the 2011 Japan earthquake, many seismological events went undented by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). Even though the JMA is often regarded as having a fairly advanced earthquake detection system, the fact that a significant number of aftershocks went undetected is quite vexing. I hope that with my project, such events will no longer go on undetected.


John L. Miller Great Neck North High School Class of 2014

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