Dr. John Savino received a Masters Degree in Physics (1964) and Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Geophysics (1971) from Columbia University, New York, New York. Graduate and postgraduate work in seismology performed at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, part of Columbia University. Fields of study included plate tectonics and earthquake prediction and discrimination between earthquakes and underground explosions. From 1991 to the present he's been working on the potential seismic and volcanic hazards associated with the underground high-level waste repository planned for Yucca Mountain, Nevada, located about 90 miles north of Las Vegas.
Authors Marie D. Jones & John Savino (who are father & daughter) discussed the history of catastrophic supervolcanoes, and the possible locations where they could occur again. ... More »Host: George Noory