Martha Savage

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Professor School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences


Teaching in 2019

Research interests

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Earth structure, Plate Tectonics

Research interests are seismology and its relation to tectonics, earthquake & volcanic hazards, and geothermal development. Specific research contributions include determining the Earth’s velocity structure using earthquakes and seismic noise, using variations in seismic wave speed with direction to determine the deformation of the Earth’s mantle and to study stress-induced cracks related to earthquakes and volcanic activity, and determining rates of foreshocks using the statistics of earthquake occurrence.

Current Research Projects


  • PhD in Geophysics - University of Wisconsin, Madison (1987)
  • MSc in Geophysics - University of Wisconsin, Madison (1984)
  • BA in Physics - Swarthmore College (1979)

Prof Martha Savage CV 2018


Publications 1983 - Now


Teaching in 2019