Found in the comments section for the Geomythology entry of a few days back:
Carol Taurua, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand
I have studied two papers in geology at Otago University, hence an interest in geology esp. earthquakes. This theory of studying ancient legends and what they say about historical events in earth science is important. Yes, it is a new field of study, but what myths and legends say re. volcanic and sesmic events have important implications for us.