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Dr. John Weber provides technical expertise to Trinidad

Dr John Weber is calling for collaboration between policymakers and scientists as a way forward in the debate over the location of the $1.5 billion Couva Children’s Hospital in Preysal. The hospital is being constructed, according to the latest Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates, four kilometers from the Central Range Fault (CRF) system.

Weber, who has done extensive research and written papers on the CRF, said investigations into the fault system were still ongoing and calculations from recent tests, done over the past few months, were to be completed. He stressed: “We are pretty convinced that we could see evidence for a fossil earthquake (on the CRF) and if there are fossil earthquakes that is pretty good evidence that a fault may be able to make a modern earthquake.


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