Ernest Masson Anderson

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Ernest Masson Anderson FRSE FGS (1877–1960) was a Scottish geologist.

Born in Falkirk, he was schooled at Falkirk High School and the High School of Dundee before attending the University of Edinburgh, receiving an MA in 1898.

He is known for his contribution to the dynamic analysis of faulting, set out in his book The Dynamics of Faulting and Dyke Formation with Applications to Britain (1951).[1]

From 1922 to 1928 he was Senior Geologist to HM Geological Survey (Scotland).

He died in Edinburgh.[2]


  1. ^ David Healy, Richard H. Sibson, Zoe Shipton and Robert Butler, 2012. Stress, faulting, fracturing and seismicity: the legacy of Ernest Masson Anderson. -- Geological Society, London, Special Publications, v.367: 1-6; doi: 10.1144/SP367.1
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