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Cindy Ebinger

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

Related Links:
Cindy Ebinger Home Page

In the News

Fox News
Scientists discover why the Appalachian mountain chain bends
July 23, 2014

The Energy Daily
The bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explained
July 22, 2014

Science Daily
The bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explained
July 18, 2014

Scientists get 3D view inside Galapagos Islands volcano
March 06, 2014
Guts of Galapagos Volcano Revealed in 3D Images
March 06, 2014
Hotspot Scorched Midwest, Leaving Legacy of Earthquakes, Rare Rocks
September 15, 2013

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Canada earthquake causes rumbling in Rochester
May 17, 2013

The Academic Minute
July 18, 2012

Inside Higher Ed
Academic Minute: Understanding Volcanic Plumbing
July 10, 2012

Volcanic Plumbing Provides Clues on Eruptions and Earthquakes
April 13, 2012

Calibre Macro World
Benchmarking a slice of Africa; preserving biodiversity through science
July 07, 2011

Death of a Continent, Birth of an Ocean
July 02, 2011
Benchmarking a slice of Africa; preserving biodiversity through science
June 27, 2011

1370 Connection: Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
March 29, 2011

Aftershocks Continue to Plague Japan
March 16, 2011

Spiegel Online
Violent Seismic Activity Tearing Africa in Two
January 20, 2011

Saudi Arabia at risk from rare volcanic earthquakes
November 01, 2010

Saudi Arabia at risk from rare volcanic earthquakes
October 27, 2010

Discovery News
October 12, 2010

Discovery News
September 28, 2010

Nature News
Failed eruption shook Saudi Arabia
September 27, 2010

Sydney Morning Herald
Bubbling energy that will either enrich or destroy
August 26, 2010

Guardian UK
Rwanda harnesses volcanic gases from depths of Lake Kivu
August 17, 2010

PRI's The World
Horn of Africa
June 25, 2010

The New York Times (Greeninc Blog)
Tapping Methane at Lake Kivu in Africa
January 26, 2010

The Money Times
Scientists to study volatile Rwandan lake
November 19, 2009

Scientists to study volatile Rwandan lake
November 19, 2009

New Ocean May Be Forming In The Desert
November 08, 2009

New Scientist
Giant crack in Africa formed in just days
November 04, 2009

Scientists: Africa desert could become sea
November 03, 2009
Giant Crack in Africa Will Create a New Ocean
November 03, 2009

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News Releases

Benchmarking a Slice of Africa; Preserving Biodiversity Through Science
June 27, 2011

Fulbright Award Season Begins with Two Rochester Students, One Alumnus Selected
March 29, 2011

African Desert Rift Confirmed as New Ocean in the Making
November 02, 2009

Scientists Install Seismic Sensors in Galapagos to Generate First 3-D Images of a Hotspot Magma Plumbing System
September 09, 2009

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.