New Clues About Active Fault Earthquakes
In April 2016, a massive magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Kumamoto Prefecture in the Kyushu region, causing extensive damage to over 200,000 houses. The earthquake was the result of large displacement of an underground active fault and ongoing surveys of these active faults have revealed many new facts about the possibility of another major earthquake and the extent of the damage it may cause. In the second half of the program, we'll look at fungal endophytes that live in symbiosis with plants, and learn how use of these endophytes may yield new benefits for agriculture.
A road split by a surface fault
Coriander plants grown with endophytes