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Seafloor earthquakes: Maya Tolstoy at TEDxCERN
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Added May 23, 2013
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“We can learn a lot from listening to the sea floor.”

As a graduate student, Maya Tolstoy and her team confirmed the long-suspected hypothesis that Earth’s tidal forces affect the speed by which underwater earthquakes gain power. Today, Tolstoy explains how data from tidally-influenced undersea tremors could be used to predict and plan for large-scale, highly destructive earthquakes and tsunamis.