US: A three-year, $451,000 grant from the United States Agency for International Development to study the Chaman Fault in Western Pakistan will help earthquake prediction and mitigation in the region. Shuhab Khan, associate professor of geology at University of Houston, will lead the project in the US. The study team will gather data using remote sensing satellite technology and field measurements made at various sites along the fault. The research team also includes University of Houston geosciences students. Two undergraduate students will help process the rock samples, and a Ph.D. student will work with the remote sensing data.
“Through the data collection, we will learn more about the movement along this fault in the recent past. That information will help with earthquake prediction and mitigation,” Khan said.