On 13 January 2021, at the age of 86, Edgar Kausel, a renowned Chilean seismologist, passed away after a long illness. Kausel was born on 22 June 1934, in Santiago, Chile.

In the wake of the 1960 May, giant earthquake in southern Chile, he decided to specialize in seismology after earning his first degree in mining engineering at the University of Chile. He did so at Lamont–Doherty Geological (now Earth) Observatory at Columbia University, one of the world’s leading research centers.

His doctoral thesis allowed him to analyze the thickness of the lithosphere as a function of distance and age...

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