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Paul McQuiston

Paul McQuiston

Paul McQuiston is research communication manager for USC University Communications. He previously worked in higher education communications for Cambridge University, the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center and Avila University.

Stories by Paul McQuiston:

Tsunami threat: giant wave
USC researchers have found a correlation between tsunami severity and the width of the outer wedge — the area between the continental shelf and deep trenches where large tsunamis emerge — that helps explain how underwater seismic events generate large tsunamis. (Photo/iStock)

Tsunami threats are greatly underestimated in current models, new research shows

An analysis of historical seismic events by a USC Dornsife scientist helps explain why large tsunamis still occur after relatively small earthquakes.