Researcher on Coral (image) University of Texas at Austin Share Print E-Mail Caption Ph.D. student Kaustubh Thirumalai is pictured in the Western Province of the Solomons Islands. The fault where the Pacific Plate and the Australian Plate meet lies around 30 kilometers from where Thirumalai is standing. The Rendova volcano, associated with the region's tectonics,lies in the background. Credit Kaustubh Thirumalai Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.