Geoscientist Harold Tobin (IMAGE) University of Texas at Austin Caption Harold Tobin of the University Washington inspects drilling risers. Researchers used similar equipment during a record-breaking attempt to drill Japan’s Nankai fault in 2018 that was co-led by the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics. Credit Harold Tobin/University of Washington Usage Restrictions Please credit creator. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.