From: Science and Development Network, ENN
Published February 14, 2008 09:17 AM
Earth scientists from Israel, Jordan and Palestine have formed a research partnership to map seismic activity in the region.
The collaboration began last month (January), according to lead scientist Hillel Gilles Wust-Bloch from the Minerva Dead Sea Research Center at Tel Aviv University in Israel, and the team are due to have a meeting next week (21 February).
The researchers, from Tel Aviv University, Al-Balqa Applied University in Jordan, and An-Najah National University in Palestine will work together to map a 100 square kilometre area around the ancient city of Jericho — one of the world's most vulnerable areas for earthquakes.