Newswise — A geologist who develops mathematical models to depict precisely how the Earth moves during a quake and who was among the first to survey the origin of the 2004-tsunami-triggering earthquake, deep beneath the Indian Ocean, is available to answer questions about today’s quake and resulting tsunami.

Dr. Timothy Masterlark, assistant professor in the department of geological sciences at The University of Alabama, may be reached at 205-242-2551 or

Additional background information on his work is available at and

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