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Cindy Ebinger

Professor
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Earth And Environmental Science

Areas of expertise: Geological hazards along continental margins, with expertise in including earthquake and volcanic hazards

Press contact:
Peter Iglinski
585.273.4726

Related Links:
Cindy Ebinger Home Page


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Biography
Cindy Ebinger studies active and ancient plate boundary processes, with a primary interest in the process of continental rifting leading to rupture and the formation of new oceanic lithosphere. Her expertise lies in linkage between structural geology and applied geophysics, including seismicity, plate flexure, and geodetic data. Some of her active research programs include the East African rift system in Ethiopia and Tanzania, and continental rupture in the Gulf of Aden and southern Australia. These programs focus on the role of magma intrusion in achieving plate rupture, and the modification of continental and oceanic plates within mantle plume provinces. These studies involve assessment of earthquake and volcanic hazards, with specific expertise in East Africa. Ebinger uses seismic, remote sensing, gravity, and magnetic methods to advise diamond, base metals, and hydrocarbon exploration programs.