West Virginia University professors from the Eberly College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Geology and the College of Engineering and Mineral Sciences are available to comment on the magnitude 7.6 earthquake that struck south Asia, affecting areas in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan.

WVU s sources include:

* Jaime Toro, assistant professor, structural geology and tectonics. By virtue of having worked in diverse projects both in academia and industry, Toro has acquired a broad range of expertise as a structural geologist. In addition to teaching classes, Toro advises graduate students doing research related to structural geology, tectonics, petroleum geology and geophysics. He is available at Jaime.Toro@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-5603, ext. 4327.

*Udaya Halabe, professor, civil and environmental engineering. Halabe has over 15 years of research and field testing experience in the area of nondestructive testing and evaluation of structural components and can comment on general structural analysis. He is available at Udaya.Halabe@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-3031, ext. 2617.