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  • Study yields a new scale of earthquake understanding

    Civil and environmental engineering professor Rosa Espinosa-Marzal, left, and graduate student Yijue Diao used nanoscale techniques to study earthquake dynamics and found that, under the right conditions, some rocks dissolve and may cause faults to slip.

    Civil and environmental engineering professor Rosa Espinosa-Marzal, left, and graduate student Yijue Diao used nanoscale techniques to study earthquake dynamics and found that, under the right conditions, some rocks dissolve and may cause faults to slip. 

    Photo by Joyce Seay-Knoblauch

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  • To reach Rosa Espinosa-Marzal, call 217-300-4380; rosae@illinois.edu.

    The paper “The role of water in fault lubrication” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04782-9