FSU geologist available to discuss earthquake that hit Mexico’s Pacific coast

| Mon, 09/19/22
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Mexico is dealing with the fallout of a powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred near the Pacific coast on the anniversary of two previous tremors. Earthquakes occurred on Sept. 19 in both 1985 and 2017 in Mexico, killing thousands of people.

Florida State University Professor of Geology James Tull is available to speak with reporters about the effects of the earthquake and the geology behind this catastrophic event.

James Tull, professor, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science
(850) 644-1448; jtull@fsu.edu

Tull is an expert in structural geology, global tectonics and fault systems. He received his doctoral degree from Rice University and has taught at Florida State since 1981.